Abortion: Whose Right?

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Hodder & Stoughton, 2002 - Reference - 83 pages
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The number of abortions carried out in England and Wales stands at around 185,000 per year. The abortion rate shows no signs of decreasing - to the contrary, quarterly figures demonstrate a systematic increase in the number of women terminating pregnancies. It is arguably the case that abortion is now a fact of life in British society. Is it right to think of abortion as just like any other operation that can be guided by the principle of patient autonomy? Or are there specific issues to consider - given the matter at hand is whether a new life should be born?

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The Institute of Ideas's mission is to bring fresh ideas to the public arena on the key debates of our time. The IoI aims to be an agenda-setting organization prepared to think the unthinkable and encourage others to do likewise. The IoI is committed to forging a space where ideas can be contested without constraint, and where the clash of ideas is recognized as integral to the process of knowledge expansion.
Editor (from the Institute of Ideas): Ellie Lee
Contributors:
"h Mary Kenny, jouranlist and broadcaster
"h Helen Watt at The Linacre Centre for Health Care Ethics
"h Theodore Darymple, GP, journalist, and author
"h Ann Furedi, Director of Communications at the British Pregnancy Advisory Service
"h Emily Jackson, Lecturer in Law at the London School of Economics

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