apparently irreconcilable conﬂ ict between ‘pro-life’ and ‘pro-choice’ activ- ists in the abortion debate, many feminists and Catholic theologians agree that ques- tions of consciousness, relationality and foetal development are of greater ethical signiﬁ cance than theological claims about the personhood of
Fran Amery, Beyond Pro-life and Pro-choice: The Changing Politics of Abortion in Britain (Bristol: Bristol University Press, 2020), ISBN 978-1529204995, 234pp.
Beyond Pro-life and Pro-choice: The Changing Politics of Abortion in Britain is an interesting and insightful book assessing
This essay explores how gender studies in academe, including in religious studies, might remain relevant to ongoing feminist political engagement. I explore some specific dynamics of this challenge, using as my test case the issue of abortion in the US. After discussing how three formative feminist principles (women’s experience as feminism’s starting point, the personal is political, and identity politics) have shaped approaches to the abortion issue for feminist scholars in religion, I argue that ongoing critique, new theoretical perspectives, and attentiveness to subaltern voices are necessary for these foundational feminist principles to keep pace with fast-changing and complex societal dynamics relevant to women’s struggles for reproductive health and justice. The essay concludes by proposing natality as a helpful concept for future feminist theological and ethical thinking on the subject.
Union, 1991-99; Chair, Wales and South West Section; GMB Union Labour Organiser Branch, 1986-99; Gen. Sec., Wales Labour Party, 1984-99; Mem., House of Lords, 1999-; All Party Parly. Pro-Choice; Inter...
Chair, Congressional Women's Caucus; former Chair, House Pro-Choice Caucus; House Appropriations Cttee., ranking mem., 113th Congress; office address: House of Representatives, 2365 RHOB, Washington, DC 2...
con- temporary technologies for assisted reproduction; a case for 'toleration' of differing views about sex, and legal problems raised by surrogacy. 'Contraception and Abortion' form the subject-matter of the third part, which includes papers in favour of 'pro-choice' abortion laws on the grounds of
being pro-abortion, but pro-choice.
To uphold a “woman’s choice” in the context of her reproductive rights means supporting her rights to have an abortion, but also her choice to not have an abortion. It means supporting her rights to use contraception or to not use contraception. Supporting her
-American terms; the German Democratic Republic had a so-called "time limit model", more of a "pro-choice" position. 1 Since the two German governments could not agree on one or the other model, the abortion issue nearly succeeded in derailing the German unification process.2 . The Unification Treaty was finally
"orthodoxy" indicates that their use by Arians was unlikely; to take a contemporary example, pro-choice advocates in the abortion issue will not begin to use the term "pro-life" to designate themselves and their stance because the phrase already has connotations which are the antithesis of their own, even
tries to create a Buddhist approach to a pro-choice ethic on abortion: while her essay has some virtues, especially in establishing thoughtful positions outside the entrenched ones the debate has taken in the United States, her work is complicated by the way in which Buddhism lacks a coherent position