ments are more tolerant of abortion and consider it a matter of individual
conscience . All Jewish organizations support a woman ' s right to have a safe ,
legal abortion . The Venerable Sangharakshita is the head of the Western
Buddhist Order ...
Author: Miriam Claire
Publisher: Plenum Press
Category: Political Science
The Abortion Dilemma: Personal Views on a Public Issue maintains that reason, tolerance, and medical knowledge are the only effective weapons of defense against the mindless dogma of those individuals and institutions determined to eliminate a woman's right to consider an abortion. Slick marketing of anti-abortion rhetoric, via the press and the pulpit, espouses simple answers to the complex issues surrounding abortion and has nurtured ignorance, moral arrogance, and fanaticism. Ms. Miriam Claire, a member of the Board of Advocates of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, convincingly argues that education, not blind faith, is the key to making an informed choice. Through fascinating international and multi-denominational interviews, the author creates a path of learning, compassion, and understanding that provides a reasonable foundation for an educated opinion and will help you define how you feel about abortion. The Abortion Dilemma is a remarkable guide for anyone thinking about abortion, especially when forced to deal with the very real, very personal decision to have an abortion, and concludes with an appendix of references and help centers. This book will be a vital tool for the medical community, social workers, public health officials, the clergy, the legal profession, politicians, marriage counselors, and women's rights advocates.