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Regulating Autonomy - Sex, Reproduction and Family (Paperback, New): Shelley Day Sclater, Fatemeh Ebtehaj, Emily Jackson,... Regulating Autonomy - Sex, Reproduction and Family (Paperback, New)
Shelley Day Sclater, Fatemeh Ebtehaj, Emily Jackson, Martin Richards; Contributions by Susan Golombok, …
R1,162 Discovery Miles 11 620 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

These essays explore the nature and limits of individual autonomy in law, policy and the work of regulatory agencies. Authors ask searching questions about the nature and scope of the regulation of 'private' lives, from intimacies, personal relationships and domestic lives to reproduction. They question the extent to which the law does, or should, protect individual autonomy. Recent rapid advances in the development of new technologies - particularly those concerned with human genetics and assisted reproduction - have generated new questions (practical, social, legal and ethical) about how far the state should intervene in individual decision making. Is there an inevitable tension between individual liberty and the common good? How might a workable balance between the public and the private be struck? How, indeed, should we think about 'autonomy'? The essays explore the arguments used to create and maintain the boundaries of autonomy - for example, the protection of the vulnerable, public goods of various kinds, and the maintenance of tradition and respect for cultural practices. Contributors address how those boundaries should be drawn and interventions justified. How are contemporary ethical debates about autonomy constructed, and what principles do they embody? What happens when those principles become manifest in law?

The Moral Case for Abortion (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016): Ann Furedi The Moral Case for Abortion (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016)
Ann Furedi
R554 Discovery Miles 5 540 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This thought-provoking book sets out the ethical arguments for a woman's right to choose. Drawing on the traditions of sociological thinking and moral philosophy, it maintains that there is a strong moral case for recognizing autonomy in personal decision-making about reproductive intentions. More than this, it argues that to prevent a woman from making her own choice to continue or end her pregnancy is to undermine the essence of her humanity. The author, a provider of abortion services in the UK, asserts that true respect for human life and true regard for individual conscience demand that we respect a woman's right to decide, and that support for a woman's right to a termination has moral foundations and ethical integrity. This fresh perspective on abortion will interest both pro- and anti-choice individuals and organizations, along with academics in the fields of gender studies, philosophy, ethics and religion. Listen to Ann Furedi and three distinguished panellists discuss her book here.

The Moral Case for Abortion (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Ann Furedi The Moral Case for Abortion (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Ann Furedi
R703 R652 Discovery Miles 6 520 Save R51 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This thought-provoking book sets out the ethical arguments for a woman's right to choose. Drawing on the traditions of sociological thinking and moral philosophy, it maintains that there is a strong moral case for recognizing autonomy in personal decision-making about reproductive intentions. More than this, it argues that to prevent a woman from making her own choice to continue or end her pregnancy is to undermine the essence of her humanity. The author, a provider of abortion services in the UK, asserts that true respect for human life and true regard for individual conscience demand that we respect a woman's right to decide, and that support for a woman's right to a termination has moral foundations and ethical integrity. This fresh perspective on abortion will interest both pro- and anti-choice individuals and organizations, along with academics in the fields of gender studies, philosophy, ethics and religion. Listen to Ann Furedi and three distinguished panellists discuss her book here.

Unplanned Pregnancy: Your Choices - A practical guide to accidental pregnancy (Paperback): Ann Furedi Unplanned Pregnancy: Your Choices - A practical guide to accidental pregnancy (Paperback)
Ann Furedi
R1,127 Discovery Miles 11 270 Special order

This book is written for all women who find themselves unexpectedly pregnant and want information and advice on the available options facing them. It explains what will be inolved if the woman decides on adoptions, abortion, or motherhood. It also discusses why unplanned pregnancies occur and what happens to a woman's body in early pregnancy. The whole book is brought to life iwth many extracts from interviews with women who have had unplanned pregnancies talking about their varied experiences and the choices they took.

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