The Dilemma of Abortion
Kenyon (Edwin)
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  1. Abortion raises the most fundamental issue of all, namely the nature of life and death. In this book Dr Edwin Kenyon MA, MD, FRCP, FRCPsych, a consultant psychiatrist with a special interest in abortion, discusses the important background factors to the abortion debate – moral, religious, legal, medical, psychological and political issues. In addition, there is a critical look at the Warnock Report; comment on the Gillick case and subsequent judgment by the Law Lords; a description of current methods of inducing abortions together with an indication of possible complications; as well as an explanation of the ways by which fetal abnormalities may be detected before birth.
  2. Written in a wholly unbiased and easy-to-read style, this is a book for anyone wishing to understand the issues surrounding abortion, not only in the UK but also in the USA and worldwide. CPs, clergy nurses, social workers, counsellors, as well as lay men and women, will find this book informative, stimulating and thought-provoking.

    Preface – 13
  1. When is an Abortion not an Abortion? – 19
  2. Values, Morals and Religion – 52
  3. Laying Down the Law – 94
  4. A Guide to Legal Abortion Today – 112
  5. Abortion and Afterwards; Dilemmas and Decisions – 168
  6. Population Control and Abortion in Other Countries – 210
  7. Summing Up and the Future – 252
    References – 268
    Index – 279


Faber & Faber, 1986

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