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Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides? Abortion, Neonatal Care, Assisted Dying, and Capital Punishment

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by Sheldon Ekland-Olson
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Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides? Abortion, Neonatal Care, Assisted Dying, and Capital Punishment by Sheldon Ekland-Olson

This second edition of Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides? has been updated to consider the rising stakes for issues of life and death. Abortion, assisted dying, and capital punishment are among the most contentious issues in many societies and demand debate. Whose rights are protected? How do these rights and protections change over time and who makes those decisions? Based on the author's award-winning and hugely popular undergraduate course at the University of Texas and highly recommended by Choice Magazine, this book explores the fundamentally sociological processes which underlie the quest for morality and justice in human societies. The Author's goal is not to advocate any particular moral "high ground" but to shed light on the social movements and social processes which are at the root of these seemingly personal moral questions and to develop readers to develop their own opinions.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 462
Size: 1.8 MB
Publisher: Routledge
Date published:   2014
ISBN: 9781317612193 (DRM-EPUB)

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Nonfiction > Social Science > Abortion & Birth Control
Nonfiction > Social Science > Disease & Health Issues
Nonfiction > History > United States > State & Local
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