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by Alan Freeman,Elizabeth Mensch

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  • ISBN 0822313316
  • ISBN13 978-0822313311
  • Language English
  • Author Alan Freeman,Elizabeth Mensch
  • Publisher Duke University Press Books; 1st edition (May 3, 1993)
  • Pages 279
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  • Category Social Science
  • Subcategory Politics and Government
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Fiercely committed to the separation of church and state, thoroughly pluralistic, largely secular: Where does a society like ours find common terms for conducting a moral debate? In view of the crises surrounding the issue of abortion, it is tempting to answer: nowhere. In this timely and provocative book, Elizabeth Mensch and Alan Freeman urge that we challenge the extremes of both the "pro-life" and "pro-choice" views of the abortion issue and affirm the moral integrity of compromise. Attempting to restore a level of complexity to the discussion and to enrich public debate so that we may move beyond our current impasse, the authors argue that it is essential to understand how issues of legal "rights" and theological concerns interact in American public debate.Returning to the years leading up to Roe v. Wade, Mensch and Freeman detail the role of religion and its relationship to the emerging politics of abortion. Discussing primarily the natural law tradition associated with Catholicism and the Protestant ethical tradition, the authors focus most sharply on the 1960s in which the present terms of the abortion debate were set. In a skillful analysis, they identify a variety of factors that directed and shaped the debate--including, among others, the haunting legacy of Nazism, the moral challenge of the civil rights movement, the "God is dead" discourse, school prayer and Bible reading, Harvey Cox's The Secular City, the Berrigans and Vietnam, the animal rights movement, and the movement of the church-going population away from mainstream Protestant tradition toward evangelical fundamentalism. By criticizing the rhetoric employed by both the "pro-choice" and "pro-life" camps, Mensch and Freeman reveal the extent to which forces on either side of the issue have failed to respond to relevant concerns. Since Roe v. Wade, the authors charge, public debate has seemed to concede the moral high ground to the "pro-life" position, while the "pro-choice" rhetoric has appeared to defend an individual's legal right to do moral wrong. Originally published as a special issue of The Georgia Law Review (Spring 1991), this revised and expanded edition will be welcomed by all those frustrated by the impasse of debates so central to our nation's moral life.

The Politics of Virtue book.

The Politics of Virtue book. In this timely and provocative book, Elizabeth Mensch and Alan Freeman urge that we challenge the extrem Fiercely committed to the separation of church and state, thoroughly pluralistic, largely secular: Where does a society like ours find common terms for conducting a moral debate? In view of the crises surrounding the issue of abortion, it is tempting to answer: nowhere.

Mensch, Elizabeth; Freeman, Alan, 1943 .

Mensch, Elizabeth; Freeman, Alan, 1943-. Includes bibliographical references (p. -251) and index.

I picked up The Politics of Virtue just as a well-known advocate of the "right-to-life" cause was arrested for murdering a physician and his bodyguard at an abortion clinic in Florida. The next week, the Vatican mounted a vigorous campaign against the preparatory document of the . global conference on population scheduled for Cairo in September

In this timely and provocative book, Elizabeth Mensch and Alan Freeman urge that we challenge the extremes of both the "pro-life" and "pro-choice" views of the abortion issue and affirm.

In this timely and provocative book, Elizabeth Mensch and Alan Freeman urge that we challenge the extremes of both the "pro-life" and "pro-choice" views of the abortion issue and affirm. ISBN13:9780822313496.

THE POLITICS of VIRTUE: IS ABORTION DEBATABLE? by Elizabeth Mensch and Alan Freeman. Mensch, Elizabeth and Freeman, Alan (1993). Related Items in Google Scholar. Heyduck, Steven C. Bibliographic Citation. Journal of Church and State 1995 Summer; 37(3): 650-651.

The Politics of Virtue: Is Abortion Debatable?. By Elizabeth Mensch and Alan Freeman. Durham and London: Duke University Press. x, 251 and (Index) 16pp. Full text views reflects the number of PDF downloads, PDFs sent to Google Drive, Dropbox and Kindle and HTML full text views. Abstract views reflect the number of visits to the article landing page. Views captured on Cambridge Core between

Mensch and Freeman describe their ambitious goal in their Introduction.

Washington and Lee University School of Law, [email protected] Mensch and Freeman describe their ambitious goal in their Introduction. On abortion, an issue that the authors say has "become intractable," (2) they want to explore "the possibility of genuine moral debate. 4) This in itself is a surprising statement in view of the authors' disclosure that they "have been identified with the leftliberal side of law and politics, a setting in which unquestioning adherence to the pro-choice position has seemed obligatory.

by Elizabeth Mensch, Alan Freeman

by Elizabeth Mensch, Alan Freeman. ISBN 9780822313496 (978-0-8223-1349-6) Softcover, Duke University Press Books, 1993. Coauthors & Alternates. Learn More at LibraryThing. Elizabeth Mensch at LibraryThing.

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