Women, Society, the State, and Abortion: A Structuralist Analysis

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"Women, Society, the State, and Abortion" takes an unbiased look at the abortion issue, examining it from a cross-disciplinary perspective comprising history, politics, law, biology, philosophy, theology, and medicine. Through application of a structuralist method of analysis, the author looks beneath the surface to determine what the real abortion controversy is all about. This insightful volume will be of interest to public officials and administrators at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as to health, education, and social service personnel who work in and around the abortion issue.

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Contents

The Consequences of Abortion
11
Historical Overview
49
Medical Ethical and Theological Views on Abortion
73
Copyright

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About the author (1987)

PATRICK J. SHEERAN, a former Catholic priest as well as a former executive director of a Planned Parenthood affiliate, is licensed as a Marriage, Family and Child Counselor by the State of California.

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