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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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In Search of Common Ground on Abortion: From Culture War to Reproductive Justice

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Edited by: Robin West, Justin Murray, Meredith B. Esser

ISBN13: 9781472420466
Published: February 2014
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £30.00

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This book brings together academics, legal practitioners and activists with a wide range of pro-choice, pro-life and other views to explore the possibilities for cultural, philosophical, moral and political common ground on the subjects of abortion and reproductive justice more generally. It aims to rethink polarized positions on sexuality, morality, religion and law, in relation to abortion, as a way of laying the groundwork for productive and collaborative dialogue.

Edited by a leading figure on gender issues and emerging voices in the quest for reproductive justice -- a broad concept that encompasses the interests of men, women and children alike -- the contributions both search for "common ground" between opposing positions in our struggles around abortion, and seek to bring balance to these contentious debates. The book will be valuable to anyone interested in law and society, gender and religious studies and philosophy and theory of law.

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Introduction, Justin Murray, Meredith Esser and Robin West
From choice to reproductive justice: de-constitutionalizing abortion rights, Robin West
The price of pleasure, Shari Moto
Abortion rhetoric and child custody laws for women who mother through rape, Shauna R. Prewitt
Toward common ground on policies advancing reproductive justice, Dorothy Roberts
Finding common ground in the disability rights critiques of selective abortions, Elizabeth Schiltz
Supporting pregnant women and their families to reduce the abortion rate, Kirsten Day
Can a Catholic realist approach aid in the effort to find common ground in debates about abortion, Susan J. Stabile