THE ABORTION DEBATE by Claudia M. Caruana

THE ABORTION DEBATE

Age Range: 10 - 14
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 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)

Pub Date: April 15th, 1993
ISBN: 1-56294-311-1
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Millbrook
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1993




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