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By Randall Rainey, Gerard Magill

ISBN-10: 0585171416

ISBN-13: 9780585171418

ISBN-10: 1881871185

ISBN-13: 9781881871187

The continued debate over abortion serves as a transparent indication that the ultimate courtroom selection of 1973 did little to settle the query of abortion's legitimacy. If whatever, in truth, the controversy has grown, with extra strident voices and, at times, extra violent dimensions than ever earlier than. On either side, the controversy has been ruled by way of passionate yet no longer consistently rational arguments. it sort of feels as notion there are not any tame reviews approximately abortion during this kingdom, that public coverage is the fabricated from slogans, sound bites, and placards, rather than principled argument. by way of providing the balanced, rational argument for the Catholic place in this hugely charged topic, Abortion and Public coverage makes an incredible contribution to public coverage discourse in our pluralistic society. R. Randall Rainey, S.J., LL.M., is Senior Fellow on the Woodstock Theological middle at Georgetown college. Gerard Magill Ph.D., is Chair of the dep. of well-being Care Ethics and Director of the interdisciplinary Ph.D. software in healthiness Care Ethics at Saint Louis collage.

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40 While the circumstances that give rise to the temptation to destroy a human life in the womb are painfully real, the Church simply cannot acquiesce in the killing of innocents. To do so would sanction a species of unjustifiable homicide and constitute an irreparable trespass on the inalienable right to life possessed by every human being. Failure to denounce abortion also would violate the Church's duty to teach the Christian community and to speak the truth to those entrusted with political power over the life and death of persons in the womb.

Passage of federal and state laws and adoption of administrative policies that will restrict the practice of abortion as much as possible. 3. Continual research into and refinement and precise interpretation of Roe and Doe and subsequent court decisions. 4. Support for legislation that provides to abortion. 99 Recognizing the enormity of the political and legal challenge and given the moral imperative to redress this systemic injustice, the Bishops' Conference called upon all Catholics, in partnership with all other citizens, to engage in "well-planned and coordinated political action .

Passage of a constitutional amendment providing protection for the unborn child to the maximum degree possible. 2. Passage of federal and state laws and adoption of administrative policies that will restrict the practice of abortion as much as possible. 3. Continual research into and refinement and precise interpretation of Roe and Doe and subsequent court decisions. 4. Support for legislation that provides to abortion. 99 Recognizing the enormity of the political and legal challenge and given the moral imperative to redress this systemic injustice, the Bishops' Conference called upon all Catholics, in partnership with all other citizens, to engage in "well-planned and coordinated political action .

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