Beyond the Abortion Wars

Beyond the Abortion Wars

A Way Forward for A New Generation

Book - 2015
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The abortion debate in the United States is confused. Ratings-driven media coverage highlights extreme views and creates the illusion that we are stuck in a hopeless stalemate. In this book Charles Camosy argues that our polarized public discourse hides the fact that most Americans actually agree on the major issues at stake in abortion morality and law. Unpacking the complexity of the abortion issue, Camosy shows that placing oneself on either side of the typical polarizations -- pro-life vs. pro-choice, liberal vs. conservative, Democrat vs. Republican -- only serves to further confuse the debate and limits our ability to have fruitful dialogue. Camosy then proposes a new public policy that he believes is consistent with the beliefs of the broad majority of Americans and supported by the best ideas and arguments about abortion from both secular and religious sources.
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan :, Eerdmans Pub. Company,, 2015.
ISBN: 9780802871282
0802871283
Characteristics: xiv, 207 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Melinda Hennberger
Preface and acknowledgments
Introduction: is there anything left to say?
Shifting abortion politics
Who or what is the fetus?
Aiming at death or ceasing to aid?
The challenge of public policy
Abortion and women
A way forward
Conclusion: beyond polarization
Bibliography
Index.
Summary: The abortion debate in the United States is confused. Ratings-driven media coverage highlights extreme views and creates the illusion that we are stuck in a hopeless stalemate. In this book Charles Camosy argues that our polarized public discourse hides the fact that most Americans actually agree on the major issues at stake in abortion morality and law. Unpacking the complexity of the abortion issue, Camosy shows that placing oneself on either side of the typical polarizations -- pro-life vs. pro-choice, liberal vs. conservative, Democrat vs. Republican -- only serves to further confuse the debate and limits our ability to have fruitful dialogue. Camosy then proposes a new public policy that he believes is consistent with the beliefs of the broad majority of Americans and supported by the best ideas and arguments about abortion from both secular and religious sources.

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Oct 09, 2018

This book is a refreshing twist on the decades-old hot topic and unresolvable conflict of values. A reasonable step towards a compromise and resolution that both respects unborn lives and supports the lives of those facing unwanted pregnancy.

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