Books by Claudia M. Caruana

THE ABORTION DEBATE by Claudia M. Caruana
Released: April 15, 1993

Dense with historical information (e.g., it was the medical community that, in 1847, launched legal restrictions on abortion in an effort to professionalize practice), this ``Headliner'' offers an evenhanded background on personalities and points of view. Taking the position that the abortion issue will never be permanently resolved, Caruana brings readers into a besieged clinic and presents debates on such matters as personhood, offering sidebars on subjects like the working of the Supreme Court. Too bad this excellent overview of a ``clash of absolutes'' went to press before President Clinton rolled back abortion restrictions, but it's up-to-date until then. Illustrated with b&w photos. Index; chronology; bibliography. (Nonfiction. 10-14) Read full book review >