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Call Number: 363.46 BAI
Publication Date: 2011
Call Number: 363.46 BAC
Publication Date: 2004
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Abortion - Encyclopaedia Britannica
The expulsion of a fetus from the uterus before it is able to live outside the womb (in human beings, usually about the 20th week of gestation) is called abortion. When abortion occurs spontaneously, it is often called a miscarriage. Abortion can also be intentionally caused, or induced.
Abortion: An Overview
General information regarding abortion is presented. The author reviews legal, religious, and ethical questions connected to debate related to the medical procedure and its practice in Australia and New Zealand. A history of Australian abortion law is presented and the debate between pro-life and pro-choice factions regarding gestational age and the foetus' right to life is addressed.
Abortion Politics, Australia, 1998
This article introduces a series of article on the politics of abortion Australia. Laws on abortion; Case study on abortion in Western Australia; Findings on abortion services and research from the National Health and Medical Research Council; Media reports of abortion.
Point: Abortion Is an Individual's Right
The article presents an argument for abortion. The author argues that women should have the right to choose whether or not to carry a pregnancy to term and that increased public education related to pregnancy prevention and early pregnancy intervention in Australia is needed. Particular emphasis is placed on abortion as a medical procedure rather than as a legal or ethical question. Minors seeking abortions, late-term abortions, and emergency contraception are also discussed.
Counterpoint: Abortion Rights Are Bad for Women's Rights
The article presents an argument against abortion in Australia. It is the author's opinion that abortion is harmful to women and promotes discrimination and gender inequality. The physical and psychological risks connected with abortion are examined and the social causes underlying the decision to terminate a pregnancy are explored. The author argues that abolishing abortion in Australia would force the government to address societal causes contributing to discrimination against women
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Abortion Rights Debate
Abortion rights address the circumstances under which a woman may obtain a legal abortion in a specific jurisdiction.
It is a divisive issue as the rights debate frequently raises ethical and practical discussions in relation to the law, morality, science, medicine, sexuality, autonomy, religion and politics.
This book considers the options that are presented with an unplanned pregnancy, and how these options relate to a number of ethical concerns and legal safeguards internationally, and more specifically, in Australia.
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