By Mary Ann Lamanna (auth.), Sidney Callahan, Daniel Callahan (eds.)
SIDNEY CALLAHAN AND DANIEL CALLAHAN This booklet, like many different activities with abortion, is a fabricated from lengthy controversy. even though performed with cooperation, it used to be conceived in clash. The clash among the coeditors has according to sisted for years-in truth, for a minimum of 1/2 their thirty-year marriage. One, Sidney, is prolife; the opposite, Daniel, is prochoice. Ever because the subject of abortion turned curiosity to us, within the Nineteen Sixties, we now have disagreed. At one time, whereas Daniel was once writing a booklet at the topic, Abortion: legislations, selection and Morality (1970), we observed the topic on a daily basis for the 4 years of the book's gestation. On many events throughout the Seventies, prolife articles writ ten through Sidney have been handed out at Daniel's lectures with a view to refute his seasoned selection perspectives. through the years, each argument, each statistic, each ancient instance brought up within the literature has been mentioned by way of the 2 folks. As Eliza Doolittle says approximately "words" in My reasonable girl, "There's nota one i have never heard. " And but we nonetheless disagree. How can or not it's, we ask ourselves, that clever humans of goodwill who recognize the entire comparable evidence and the entire related arguments nonetheless come down on diversified aspects of the con troversy? As we good understand, it truly is attainable to agree approximately many stuff and feature nice love and recognize for an opponent, and nonetheless differ.
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RLawrence 20 MARY ANN LAMANNA EMPIRICAL DATA AND MORAL ISSUES Is there anything wrong with having an ethical choice turn on a social survey? 62 Empirical data can help us in ethical decision making in several ways. It can tell us about the effects of a practice such as abortion: What is its social impact? Does it solve problems? 63 Social science data hAve demonstrated the effects of an existing or proposed policy, for example, the effect of segregation on black children's self-concept64 ; the impact of the death penalty65; and the stress caused by fear of nuclear accidents.
Most of them, furthermore, did not themselves use contraception, basing their nonuse on moral grounds: DR. Ivy: I think it's quite clear that the IUD is an abortifacient 100% of the time, and the pill is sometimes an abortifacient and it's hard to know just when, so I think we need to treat it as an abortifacient. It's not really that much of an issue with me, even if it weren't. I think there's a respect for germinal life that is in my mind equivalent to a respect for individual life, and if one doesn't respect one's generative capacity, I think one will not respect one's own life or the progeny that one has.
Paris: Alcan, 1893. 46Carol Gilligan, In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1982). 47Inge K. Broverman, D. M. Broverman, F. E. Clarkson, P. S. Rosencrantz, and S. R. Vogel, "Sex-Role Stereotypes and Clinical Judgments of Mental Health,"Journat of Consulting Psychology 34 (1970), pp. 1-7. 48Colene Dowling, The Cinderella Complex: Women's Hidden Fear of Independence (New York: Pocket Books, 1981). 49Matina S. Horner, "Femininity and Successful Achievement: A Basic Inconsistency," in Judith M.
Abortion: Understanding Differences by Mary Ann Lamanna (auth.), Sidney Callahan, Daniel Callahan (eds.)