Religion: Making the Ethical Case Against Abortion

THE campaign to reform abortion laws in the U.S. has made the justifications for abortion well known. There are the dramatic cases: pregnancies through rape or incest, the potentially deformed child, the mother whose mental health is seriously endangered. The Women's Liberation movement has made the confrontation total by declaring the absolute right of women over their own bodies. To them and to others, the right of abortion is simply the right to assert an order of values: their own lives and well-being over the lives of the unborn.

Now the forces opposing abortion...

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