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The Abortion Myth
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LESLIE CANNOLD is a researcher and journalist currently working on a Ph.D. at the Department of Early Childhood Studies at the University of Melbourne. She holds a Master of Bioethics from the Centre of Human Bioethics at Monash University and has published in a variety of popular magazines and academic journals. She has two children. RENE DENFELD is author of The New Victorians: A Young Woman's Challenge to the Old Feminist Order (1995).

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Chicago Tribune" Booklist" Choice" If you have any opinions about abortion, here's a book that will make you think harder about it.-- "Chicago Tribune" Constructs a new ethics of abortion based on how women actually decide whether or not to become a mother. There's nothing cavalier or casual about most women's decision to have an abortion, nor are most women thinking about their 'rights' when they make this decision . . . Cannold argues that feminists must abandon the sterile rhetoric of rights, instead basing their defense of abortion rights on the nuanced, practical calculus women actually apply in making these moral decisions.-- "Booklist" Claiming that in the minds of women facing the decision, abortion is less about abstract rights and the power to control one's own body than the awesome responsibility of motherhood and the quality of life awaiting the unborn child, Cannold attempts to turn the prochoice position away from its fundamental focus on abstract rights and toward a focus that encompasses the moral and ethical considerations taking place during the decision-making process.-- "Choice" "Claiming that in the minds of women facing the decision, abortion is less about abstract rights and the power to control one's own body than the awesome responsibility of motherhood and the quality of life awaiting the unborn child, Cannold attempts to turn the prochoice position away from its fundamental focus on abstract rights and toward a focus that encompasses the moral and ethical considerations taking place during the decision-making process."--Choice "Constructs a new ethics of abortion based on how women actually decide whether or not to become a mother. There's nothing cavalier or casual about most women's decision to have an abortion, nor are most women thinking about their 'rights' when they make this decision . . . Cannold argues that feminists must abandon the sterile rhetoric of rights, instead basing their defense of abortion rights on the nuanced, practical calculus women actually apply in making these moral decisions."--Booklist "If you have any opinions about abortion, here's a book that will make you think harder about it." --Chicago Tribune

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