Abortion: The Clash of Absolutes

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1992 - Political Science - 318 pages
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On profound questions of birth, death, and human choice that are raised by abortion--where opposing sides see no common ground--how can the conflict be managed? The abortion debate in the United States today involves all Americans in complex questions of sex and power, historical change, politics, advances in medicine, and competing social values. In this best-selling book, an eminent constitutional authority shows how the nation has struggled with these questions and then sets forth new approaches that reflect both sides' passionately held convictions. The paperback edition includes discussion of the latest court decisions and excerpts from the major cases, including the Supreme Court's landmark June 1992 decision in Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
  

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In his study of the Supreme Court, God Save This Honorable Court ( LJ 2/1/86), Tribe provided new ways to think about the law. In this book, he does the same with the abortion issue. He argues that ... Read full review

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Tribe lays out a well-researched and informed snap shot of the abortion debate. The most interesting chapters outline the history of abortion in the United States and around the world. Both give ... Read full review

Contents

from Roe to Webster
10
Chapter3 Two Centuries of Abortion in America
27
Women in the Modern Period
39
Locating Abortion on the World Map
52
The Fate of Female Fetuses in Asia
65
Was Roe Rightly Decided?
78
The Question of Unenumerated Rights
88
Who Decides Whether to Terminate a Pregnancy?
101
A Constitutional Convention?
150
Attacking the ChurchState Wall of Separation 765
165
PostWebster Freedom of Choice Legislation 757
191
Limiting the Reasons for Which Abortion Will Be Allowed
204
RU486
214
Toward Common Ground
227
Afterword
243
Notes
257

Is the Fetus a Person?
115
Taking the Constitution Seriously
128
ProChoice Reaction to Roe
142
Abortion Case Law
275
Index
309
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Laurence H. Tribe is Tyler Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School. He frequently appears on network television and National Public Radio.

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