The Politics of Abortion

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Still a polarizing issue, abortion may longer be the pro-life or pro-choice absolute it once was. As politics try to keep pace with technology, the geography of the debate moves from law to medicine and education. We examine the politics of abortion as well as reproductive issues, eugenics, and fetal rights, and consider whether tomorrow's argument will move away from abortion entirely, to designing our descendents. We get input from a legal professor, a bioethicist, a family planner, and a scholar of the abortion rights movement.
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Harman's Christian Science Monitor article

American Center for Law and Justice

Center for Bioethics

Catholics for Free Choice

Biskupic's USA Today article



Warren Olney