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Published: 29 March 2018

296 Pages


ISBN: 9780190624859

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The Ethics, Law, and Politics of Ordinary Abortion

Katie Watson

  • This paperback edition includes a new preface by the author addressing new legal threats to reproductive rights and recent developments in abortion discourse
  • Aims to improve the American abortion debate, and to inspire more substantive private conversation about abortion
  • Explains current US law on abortion in terms non-lawyers can easily understand, from US Supreme Court cases to state legislation
  • Illuminates how language has framed and steered the abortion debate
  • Provides an overview of conflicting approaches to abortion ethics—whether it is ever ethical, and if yes, when
  • Considers the deeper structural, cultural, and social issues that fuel contemporary political fights

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