By Rachel M. MacNair, Stephen Zunes

This paintings explains an more and more renowned view dubbed the constant existence Ethic, which holds that every one existence merits reverence, so all social aid for activities that spoil existence might be withdrawn. the decision is for competition to abortion, capital punishment, euthanasia and other kinds of killing to be constant. Supporters of this view, shared largely in those pages, contain figures from the Dalai Lama and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malread Corrifon Maguire to actor Martin Sheen and Village Voice columnist Nat Hentoff. it truly is right now a moral, spiritual and political ideology, explored right here in its software to activities from therapy of unborn people to babies, the disabled, the poverty-stricken, warfare fighters and animals.

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193–237. Quote from p. 226. 12. Trombley, Stephen. 1992. The Execution Protocol: Inside America’s Capital Punishment Industry. New York: Crown Publishers, pp. 274–275; emphasis in original. 13. Johnson, Death Work, p. 181. 14. Solursh, Lionel P. 1988. Combat Addiction: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Re-explored. Psychiatric Journal of the University of Ottawa, 13, 17–20. 15. Grossman, Dave. 1995. On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, pp.

10:57 P1: KNP GNWD011-06 C35278/MacNair Top Margin: 5/8in Gutter Margin: 3/4in February 22, 2008 6 Abortion and the Feminization of Poverty Thomas W. Strahan Connecting poverty to causing abortion is clear enough; material deprivation is one of the cruelest pressures to abort. Here Dr. Strahan suggests it also goes in the opposite direction: abortion increases poverty. War and racism cause poverty directly; abortion does so indirectly. Since Dr. html), originally published in 1994. Please refer to the same for more extensive references to the studies.

6 The trend for women who have abortions to undergo a deterioration of personal relationships, particularly with male partners, is of considerable importance economically. In the United States, for example, the median income of families in 1992 where there was a female householder with an absent husband was $18,587 compared to $42,140 for a married couple living together. 7 One of the many ways abortion can increase the likelihood of welfare status is by breaking up an existing relationship with a male partner.

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