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Title Trust women : a progressive Christian argument for reproductive justice / Rebecca Todd Peters.
Author Peters, Rebecca Todd, author.
Publication Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, [2018]
Description 1 online resource (207 pages)
Call # eBOOK
Summary "In an age where Roe v. Wade is in danger of being overturned, a minister and ethicist offers a Christian defense of abortion, arguing that we need to trust women to make moral decisions about their pregnancies, their families, and their futures. Unplanned pregnancy and abortion are a normal part of women's reproductive lives: roughly one-third of US women will have an abortion by age forty-five, and fifty to sixty percent of the women who have abortions were using birth control during the month that they got pregnant. Yet women who have abortions are shamed and judged for their actions, and safe access to abortion is under relentless assault. In this carefully reasoned and powerful book, Christian ethicist Rebecca Todd Peters argues that abortion is not the problem. The problem is our inability to trust women to act as rational, capable, responsible moral agents who must weigh the concrete moral question of how to respond to a particular unplanned pregnancy. When we move away from a debate requiring women to justify ending a pregnancy, Peters writes, and toward a debate that considers the broader social problems and questions that shape women's reproductive lives, and the lives of their children, we will have created a public policy debate that is asking the right questions. In an age in which women's reproductive rights are increasingly under attack, Peter's stirring defense of abortion as an ethical choice is necessary reading"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 23, 2018).
Subject Abortion -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Abortion -- United States.
Motherhood -- United States.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Abortion & Birth Control.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Women's Studies.
RELIGION -- Christian Life -- Women's Issues.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
Abortion. (OCoLC)fst00794582
Abortion -- Religious aspects -- Christianity. (OCoLC)fst00794623
Motherhood. (OCoLC)fst01026907
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Peters, Rebecca Todd. Trust women. Boston : Beacon Press, 2018 9780807069981 (DLC) 2017042045
ISBN 9780807069998 (electronic book)
080706999X (electronic book)

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