The abortion conflict : a pro/con issue

by Durrett, Deanne, 1940-

Format: Print Book 2000
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Who has the right to say whether or not a woman should terminate her pregnancy? This is just one of the questions Deanne Durrett addresses in this essential volume. In addition to describing how abortions are performed, Durrett details the religious, ethical, and medical aspects of the debate. She discusses each side of the issue and also provides the many other options available to someone who becomes pregnant.
When abortion was banned
Roe v. wade
What is abortion?
The conflict
The pro-choice camp
The pro-life camp
Other choices.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 9^-12. In this title in the Hot Issues series, Durrett offers a mostly evenhanded overview of the historical events, ideologies, and questions fueling both sides of the abortion debate, as well as direct, reliable information about the procedures and alternatives. Concise and clearly presented, most of the information is up to date, with the exception of the FDA's very recent approval of Mifepristone (RU-486). The tone of much of the text is neutral, though Durrett does include opinions that extremists on either side may take issue with: "Placing a child for adoption is a very caring and lovely act," for example. And, while it's a bit off the topic, specific information about methods of birth control would have rounded out the volume. But whether teens are facing an unwanted pregnancy or just looking for background information on the debate, this is a solid, well-researched resource. Further information, including counseling and health-care centers (with ideological affiliations identified) appended. --Gillian Engberg"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Hot pro/con issues.
Subjects Abortion -- Juvenile literature.
Pro-life movement -- Juvenile literature.
Pro-choice movement -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Berkeley Heights, NJ :Enslow Publishers,2000
Language English
Description 64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 58-63) and index.
ISBN 0766011933 (hard)
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