Abortion from the Religious and Moral Perspective:: An by George F. Johnston

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By George F. Johnston

For nearly 3 a long time, the abortion debate has polarized the US. perspectives variety from the intense conservative place that each one abortions are morally objectionable to the extraordinary liberal place that abortion all through all 9 months of being pregnant is suitable. within the heart are those that suggest legislation proscribing the variety of legitimate purposes for abortion. This finished quantity contains bibliographic citations that handle the ethical and non secular features of abortion. It covers such issues because the a variety of arguments either for and opposed to abortion, the prestige of the fetus, and overviews of a number of religions' stances on abortion. Citations additionally comprise references on how Christianity has stimulated abortion politics and legislation, discussions of Operation Rescue, and professional statements on abortion through the Catholic Church and several other Protestant denominations.

Researchers, in addition to someone drawn to the ethical and spiritual components of abortion, will locate this source valuable. It covers the literature on abortion and faith present in books, essays, magazine articles, educational dissertations and sites. And, in contrast to the various to be had bibliographies, this one focuses in simple terms at the spiritual and ethical matters, hence supplying higher intensity on these concerns inside of one work.

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And the effects this has on the abortion decision, in order to aid physicians who need to make decisions about fetal life, abortion, and fetal experimentation. 133. Pluhar, Werner S. " Journal of Philosophy 74 (1977): 159-172. Presents an argument for establishing sentience, or simple consciousness, as the point at which a fetus gains personhood. 134. Pojman, Louis P. " In The Abortion Controversy: 25 Years after Roe v. Wade: A Reader. , edited by Louis P. Pojman and Francis J. Beckwith, 275-290.

The author presents a philosophical defense of the Catholic Church's position against abortion. His main thesis is that the right to life is possessed by all members ofthe human species. 178. Banner, Michael. " Scottish Journal of Theology 51 (1998): 22-60. Christian medical ethics, the author says, is obliged to start from its own presupposition, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the "I Am," who is without beginning and without end, the first and the last. The author then goes on to argue that both abortion and euthanasia deny this reality, and so must be opposed by Christian medical ethics.

180. Barry, Rev. P. " In New Essays on Abortion and Bioethics, edited by Rem B. Edwards, 151-182. : JAI Press, 1997. Traces the historical development ofthe Catholic position on abortion, and explains the Catholic teaching on the concept of the person, and closes with a defense ofthe Roman Catholic position on abortion. 181. Batchelor, Edward, ed. Abortion: The Moral Issues. New York: Pilgrim Press, 1982. A collection of articles by leading religious ethicists which survey the present debate over abortion.

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