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By Kathy Rudy

Past Pro-Life and Pro-Choice is a present to all who are looking to extend their knowing of the non secular, ethical, and philosophical features of the abortion debate. Ethicist Kathy Rudy examines 4 platforms of trust - Catholicism, evangelical Protestantism, feminism, and classical liberalism as expressed within the scientific occupation - and divulges the position abortion performs in every one. She exhibits why, in every one case, rules, approximately abortion are not likely to alter - simply because they emerge from each one community's deeply held values and matters, which fluctuate from group to neighborhood. She demonstrates that developing the abortion debate as a call among "pro-life" and "pro-choice" has distorted and misrepresented the ways in which many folks relate to the difficulty of abortion, and has obscured the range of trust either between and inside groups and participants.

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For the women who genetic characteristics of their unborn, most abnormalities and abortion rately, fetuses. is Although monitor the health and receive the tests that little disabilities in utero. the sole scientific can be done to correct Or, stated more accu- method of "treatment" for defective "breakthroughs" regarding "gene fetal therapy" are sometimes reported in popular media, "we need to be very clear," as Ruth Schwartz Cowan currently available for most claims, "about what therapy is diseases or disabilities that can be diag- nosed prenatally: none.

Letting her tell the story herself, as her narrative academic observation, but rather on the confront in her own would social, call forth the accom- It is worth based not on she was forced to • child, and prepared to change our and economic resources of raising a child realities realities is life. were eager to have a make emotional, fit be eliminated. Anthropologist Rayna Rapp expresses the We system believe, reflect a I who lives to But the available. could never grow to independence more than we could muster, unless one or both of us gave up our work, our political commitments, our social existence beyond the household.

As demands we are fragmented or will discuss in chapter 7, this fiction of the reason-based unitary subject undergirds the entirety of the contem- porary abortion conflict. CHAPTER TWO The Catholic Construction of Abortion Double As a Effect, Proportionalisniy Catholic, I speak for tradition holding close Casuistry a large community that has a long of welcoming strangers and giving them a home, and of itself up to judgment for the quality community which has learned painfully that we and our homes to children, is and hearts and lives precisely the extent to ofthat welcome; a the extent to which to others, and especially which we have placed beyond the reach ofa loving God.

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