Item Image
Title Beyond the abortion wars : a way forward for a new generation / Charles C. Camosy.
Author Camosy, Charles Christopher.
Publication Grand Rapids, Michigan : William H. Eerdmans Publishing Company, [2015]
Description xiv, 207 pages ; 24 cm
Call # 305.42 C
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / by Melinda Henneberger -- Introduction: is there anything left to say? -- Shifting abortion politics -- Who or what is the fetus? -- Aiming at death or ceasing to aid? -- The challenge of public policy -- Abortion and women -- A way forward -- Conclusion: beyond polarization.
Summary The abortion debate in the United States is confused. Ratings-driven media coverage highlights extreme views and creates the illusion that we are stuck in a hopeless stalemate. In this book Charles Camosy argues that our polarized public discourse hides the fact that most Americans actually agree on the major issues at stake in abortion morality and law. Unpacking the complexity of the abortion issue, Camosy shows that placing oneself on either side of the typical polarizations -- pro-life vs. pro-choice, liberal vs. conservative, Democrat vs. Republican -- only serves to further confuse the debate and limits our ability to have fruitful dialogue. Camosy then proposes a new public policy that he believes is consistent with the beliefs of the broad majority of Americans and supported by the best ideas and arguments about abortion from both secular and religious sources.
Subject Abortion -- Political aspects.
Women's rights.
Abortion -- Law and legislation. (OCoLC)fst00794598
Abortion -- Moral and ethical aspects. (OCoLC)fst00794606
Abortion -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst00794610
Women's rights. (OCoLC)fst01178818
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 9780802871282 (hardcover)
0802871283 (hardcover)
Standard # 40024749777

Location CALL # Status Message
 Central 2nd Fl - SST Non-Fiction  305.42 C    CHECK SHELVES