Abortion and Dialogue: Pro-choice, Pro-life, and American by Ruth Colker

By Ruth Colker

Argues that once the nation intervenes in judgements relating to pregnancies, it falsely perspectives the lady and the fetus as having conflicting wishes. This booklet discusses country intervention into women's decision-making in the course of pregnancies carried to time period. It examines potent family-planning recommendations that aid ladies in making reproductive offerings.

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This discussion of wisdom may seem too passive for some feminists because, as MacKinnon warned, it suggests that we can change reality through our mind alone. But if we consider the Buddhist observation that there is no separation of self and other, we can see that self-knowledge relates to how we live our life and connect with others. not an isolated It is activity. Considering the aspiration of wisdom, we would want to make it easier for women to come to an abortion decision that will move them toward their aspirations for their authentic selves.

Rev. 5. g. 1559, 1565-70 (1987). Denise L. Carmody &. John T. Carmody, Eastern Ways to the Center: An Introduction to Asian ReUgions 106-10 (1983). 6. Nancy Wilson Ross, Buddhism: Way of Life and Thought 28 (1980). 7. Catharine MacKinnon, Toward a Feminist Theory of the State 94 (1989) (emphasis A added). 8. g.. All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men: But Some of Us Are Brave (Gloria Hull, Patricia Scott, &. Barbara Smith eds. 1982); Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology (Barbara Smith ed.

I reject that more open voice dichotomy. I believe that feminists can afford to speak in a in the courtroom, that their failure to do so threatens their Lynne Henderson has made a similar observation. arguments should be couched in empathy or compassion: feminist aspirations. Professor She argues that legal Empathy may enable the decisionmaker to see other "right" answers, or a continuum of answers. Or it may simply make the decisionmaker aware that what once seemed like no choice or a clear choice is instead a tragic one.

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