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Medicine at the Edges of Life: Abortion and Fetal Research

Johanna Schoen

in Abortion After Roe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621180
eISBN:
9781469623344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621180.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

In 1975, Kenneth Edelin, an African American obstetrician-gynecologist at Boston City Hospital, was indicted for manslaughter for performing a legal abortion. The chapter explores the emerging ... More


The Necessity Defense

Sherry F. Colb and Michael C. Dorf

in Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175142
eISBN:
9780231540957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175142.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Nearly all of the existing uses that humans make of animals, their products and their body parts are plainly unjustified, because humans can thrive without such use of animals. By contrast, most ... More


Reproductive Servitude

Sherry F. Colb and Michael C. Dorf

in Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175142
eISBN:
9780231540957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175142.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Although abortion of a sentient fetus may sometimes be immoral, the law ought not to forbid such abortions because abortion bans conscript women into reproductive servitude. Laying hens and cows are ... More


Struggles for Viability: Proletarian Science in Action

in A Martian Stranded on Earth: Alexander Bogdanov, Blood Transfusions, and Proletarian Science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226454122
eISBN:
9780226454146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226454146.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the activities of the blood research institute in Russia under the tenure of Alexander Bogdanov as its director from 1926 until his death in April 1928. It analyzes the message ... More


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