The human drama of abortion : a global search for consensus /

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Main Author: Faúndes, Aníbal, 1931-
Other Authors: Barzelatto, J.
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Language:English
Published:Nashville, Tenn. : Vanderbilt University Press, 2006.
Edition:1st ed.
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Online Access:http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip061/2005028168.html Table of contents
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245 1 4 |a The human drama of abortion :  |b a global search for consensus /  |c Aníbal Faúndes, José Barzelatto. 
250 |a 1st ed. 
260 |a Nashville, Tenn. :  |b Vanderbilt University Press,  |c 2006. 
300 |a xxii, 200 p. :  |b ill. ;  |c 25 cm. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-193) and index. 
505 0 |a pt. I. The human drama of abortion -- 1. Listening to women : why they have abortions -- The story of a peasant -- A middle-class urban woman -- A young, idealistic career woman -- A mature, well-to-do physician -- A working-class teenager -- 2. The meaning of words -- The need to define terms related to abortion -- The reproductive process -- From embryo to newborn baby -- The beginning of pregnancy and of a new individual -- Ectopic pregnancy -- Defining induced abortion -- Safe and unsafe abortion -- Methods of pregnancy termination -- "Partial-birth" abortion -- Menstrual regulation -- 3. The magnitude of induced abortion -- Worldwide estimations -- Regional differences in induced abortions -- Regional differences in unsafe abortions -- 4. Consequences of unsafe abortion -- Maternal mortality -- Physical complications -- Psychological consequences -- Social consequences -- Economic consequences -- Factors that influence the severity of the consequences of abortion -- 5. Why women get pregnant when they do not want to -- Lack of knowledge of contraceptive methods -- Lack of access to contraceptive methods -- Failure of contraceptive methods -- Lack of control in sexual relationships -- 6. Why is a pregnancy so unwanted that it ends in abortion? -- The absence of the father -- Financial constraints -- The inability to provide good parenting/interference with life prospects -- Conflict with prevailing social norms -- Health concerns -- Lack of social support -- 
505 0 |a pt. II. Values -- 7. Conflicting values encountered health professionals -- Health professionals and the value of life -- Obstetricians and the fetus -- Medical technology and the presence of the fetus -- Technology and the acceptance of abortion -- Obstetricians and unwanted pregnancies -- Cultural pressures -- Public condemnation and private acceptance -- From accepting the exception to understanding the rule -- 8. Religious values -- The historical context of Christian perspectives -- Christian values about abortion -- The current position of the Catholic Church -- Protestant perspectives on abortion -- Jewish perspectives on abortion -- Muslim perspectives on abortion -- Hindu perspectives on abortion -- Buddhist perspectives on abortion -- Chinese perspectives on abortion -- Is a religious consensus possible? -- 9. Ethical values -- Our understanding of ethics -- The four principles of bioethics -- The bioethical principles applied to abortion -- The ethical dilemma for gynecologists/obstetricians -- Our reflections on ethical values concerning abortion -- 10. Values as reflected in the law -- Legal systems -- Legal systems and abortion -- The legality of abortion around the world -- Human rights declarations and conventions -- Abortion laws and human rights -- General conclusion on abortion and the law -- 
505 0 |a pt. III. Improving the situation -- 11. How to decrease the number of abortions -- Legal and moral prohibition -- Prevention of unwanted pregnancies -- Contraceptive services and the reduction of unwanted pregnancies -- Increase women's power -- Social support for motherhood -- 12. How to reduce the human, social, and economic costs of abortion -- Improving women's status in society -- Decriminalizing or extending legal grounds for abortion -- Improving access to legal abortion -- A fairer, more liberal interpretation of the law -- Access to high quality post-abortion care -- A more positive attitude among health care workers -- 13. The paradox : rejecting abortion and opposing the prevention of unwanted pregnancies -- Opposition to "artificial" contraceptive methods -- Opposition to contraceptive methods under the allegation that they induce abortions -- Opposition to sex education -- Abortion-promoting effects of "anti-abortion" politics -- 
505 0 |a pt. IV. Seeking a consensus -- 14. How to reach a consensus on abortion -- The social need for an "overlapping consensus" -- Is an "overlapping consensus" on abortion possible? -- The basis for an "overlapping consensus" on abortion -- Some reflections on the process for achieving consensus. 
546 |a Translated from the Portuguese. 
650 0 |a Abortion  |v Cross-cultural studies. 
650 0 |a Pregnancy, Unwanted  |v Cross-cultural studies. 
650 1 2 |a Abortion, Induced. 
650 2 2 |a Family Planning Services. 
650 2 2 |a Health Policy. 
650 2 2 |a Pregnancy, Unwanted. 
650 2 2 |a Women's Rights. 
700 1 |a Barzelatto, J.  |q (José) 
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