At the heart of the current debate over abortion is the question of what is at stake: for the liberal feminist group it is the woman's autonomy over her own body; for the conservative/ pro-life" group it is the life of the fetus itself. Rejecting both of these views as extremes, L W. Sumner opts for a moderate position for which he provides a moral foundation.
Originally published in 1981.
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Table of Contents:
- Frontmatter, pg. i
- Contents, pg. vii
- Preface, pg. ix
- Acknowledgments, pg. xi
- CHAPTER ONE. The Abortion Debate, pg. 1
- CHAPTER TWO. The Liberal View, pg. 40
- CHAPTER THREE. The Conservative View, pg. 82
- CHAPTER FOUR. A Third Way, pg. 124
- CHAPTER FIVE. Morality and Utility, pg. 161
- CHAPTER SIX. Life and Death, pg. 195
- List of works cited, pg. 229
- Index, pg. 241