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Breaking the abortion deadlock : from choice to consent, Eileen L. McDonagh

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Breaking the abortion deadlock : from choice to consent
Title
Breaking the abortion deadlock
Title remainder
from choice to consent
Statement of responsibility
Eileen L. McDonagh
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For over twenty years the abortion debate has raged, with each side entrenched in unyielding positions. This book breaks the impasse by using pro-life premises to reach pro-choice conclusions. While it is commonly assumed that state protection of the fetus as a form of human life undermines women's reproductive rights, McDonagh instead illuminates how it is exactly such state protection of the fetus that strengthens, rather than weakens, not only women's right to an abortion, but even more significantly, women's ability to call on the state for abortion funding. McDonagh's approach, by bridging the divide between pro-life and pro-choice advocates, revolutionizes the abortion debate in a way that opens up a whole new avenue for resolving the abortion conflict and advancing women's rights. McDonagh reframes the abortion debate by locating the missing piece of the puzzle: the fetus as the cause of pregnancy. After exposing the myths on this subject, her exacting analysis presents the scientific and legal evidence that the ultimate source of pregnancy is the fetus. The central issue then becomes what the fetus, as an active agent, does to a woman's body during pregnancy, whether that pregnancy is wanted or not. McDonagh graphically describes the massive changes produced by the fetus when it takes over a woman's body. As such, pregnancy is best depicted not as a condition that women have a right to choose but rather as a condition to which they must have a right to consent. Abortion, therefore, does not rest on the intensely debated principle, stated in Roe, that women have a right to be free from state interference when choosing privately what to do with their own bodies. Instead, as McDonagh's book explains, abortion rights flow inevitably from women's more established right to consent to what another agent does to their body. Specifically, women have a right to resist an unwanted intrusion by a fetus as well as to receive help from the state to stop such an intrusion. Moving abortion rights from choice to consent has broad legal and cultural ramifications tapping into the very cornerstone of the American political system: consent
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDonagh, Eileen L
Dewey number
363.4/6/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ767.5.U5
LC item number
M373 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1999 A-965
  • HQ 767.5.U5
NLM item number
M478b 1996
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abortion
  • Abortion
  • Abortion
  • Human reproduction
  • Pregnancy
  • Women's rights
  • Abortion, Legal
  • Public Policy
  • Financing, Government
  • Pregnancy
  • Women's Rights
  • United States
  • Avortement
  • Avortement
  • Avortement
  • Reproduction humaine
  • Grossesse
  • Femmes
  • Abortion
  • Abortion
  • Abortion
  • Human reproduction
  • Pregnancy
  • Women's rights
  • United States
  • Abortus provocatus
  • Schwangerschaftsabbruch
  • Rechtspolitik
  • USA
  • Aborto
  • Aborto
  • Aborto
  • Reproducción humana
  • Embarazo
  • Derechos de la mujer
Label
Breaking the abortion deadlock : from choice to consent, Eileen L. McDonagh
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Wrongful pregnancy
  • 6.
  • Abortion funding and due process
  • 7.
  • From due process to equal protection
  • 8.
  • Right to bodily access
  • 9.
  • The politics of consent
  • 1.
  • Where do we go from here
  • 2.
  • Immaculate pregnancy
  • 3.
  • Separating sex from pregnancy
  • 4.
  • Consent to pregnancy
Control code
ocm33403747
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780195091410
Lccn
95025899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33403747
  • (OCoLC)33403747
Label
Breaking the abortion deadlock : from choice to consent, Eileen L. McDonagh
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Wrongful pregnancy
  • 6.
  • Abortion funding and due process
  • 7.
  • From due process to equal protection
  • 8.
  • Right to bodily access
  • 9.
  • The politics of consent
  • 1.
  • Where do we go from here
  • 2.
  • Immaculate pregnancy
  • 3.
  • Separating sex from pregnancy
  • 4.
  • Consent to pregnancy
Control code
ocm33403747
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780195091410
Lccn
95025899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33403747
  • (OCoLC)33403747

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