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Each anthology in the new Global Viewpoints series (which does not duplicate any material in the Opposing Viewpoints series) delivers contemporary perspectives on the featured issue -- with the majority of the material reflecting stances of countries other than the United States. Primary sources, including speeches and government documents, join essays from international magazines and news sources for a truly panoramic view. Helpful features include an annotated table of contents, a world map and country index, a bibliography and a subject index.
Title: Abortion
Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI :, Greenhaven Press,, c2011
Characteristics: 254 p. :,ill., maps ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Noah Berlatsky, book editor
Contents: ch.1. Abortion and religion. Buddhism opposes but does not condemn abortion / Damien Keown
Hindu ethics about abortion are very different from Western ones / Edward Omar Moad
Islam condemns almost all abortions after four months / Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
Judaism's approach to abortion is neither pro-choice nor pro-life / Daniel Eisenberg
Catholics can support a pro-choice stand on abortion / Jon O'Brien and Sara Morello
Catholic legislators who support abortion should be denied communion / Pete Vere
ch. 2. Abortion and the law. In Ireland, abortion should remain illegal / William Binchy
In Europe, abortion should be legalized / Gisela Wurm
Jamaica should rewrite its outdated abortion laws / Zadie Neufville
In Jamaica, abortions should remain illegal / Richard Ho Lung
In Queensland, Australia, legal confusion over abortion must be addressed / Caroline de Costa and Michael Carrette
In Queensland, Australia, abortion laws need not be changed / Paul Dobbyn
ch. 3. Abortion and sex selection. Worldwide, selective abortions cause shortage of women / Joan Delaney
In China, selective abortions have created a gender imbalance / Wei Xing Zhu, Li Lu, and Therese Hesketh
In India, women feel great pressure to abort female fetuses / Leela Visaria
In the United States, technology will legitimize sex-selective abortion / William Saletan
Sex selection that does not involve abortion is ethical / David Heyd
Sex selection is unethical even in the absence of abortion / Bart Engelen and Antoon Vandevelde
ch. 4. Abortion and sex education. In South Africa, women need to be taught that abortion is legal / Chelsea Morroni, Landon Myer, and Kemilembe Tibazarwa
In Russia, poor sex education results in too many abortions / Chloe Arnold
In Zimbabwe, poor education results in too many illegal abortions / IRIN
In Scotland, high abortion rate suggests failure of sex education / Magnus Gardham
In England, peer-led sex education does not reduce abortions / David A. Ross
In the United States, sex education contributes to high abortion rates / Alabama Physicians for Life
Additional Contributors: Berlatsky, Noah
ISBN: 0737749288
Branch Call Number: 362.19888 A1547 2011
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