The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth

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We are delighted to announce the publication by Routledge of The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth: Exploring Moral Choices in Childbearing by Dr Helen Watt, the Anscombe Centre’s Senior Research Fellow. See below for a brief description of the book, chapter headings, and endorsements.

Copies are now on sale here and also on Amazon here, where you may also purchase an electronic/Kindle copy. To request a review copy, please contact the publisher at mentioning the journal/publication for which you would like to write a review.

Book endorsements

“Helen Watt’s book is the most thorough attempt to understand pregnancy available. It speaks particularly to the issue, whether we should understand pregnancy as a normal episode in the life of a woman, or some sort of alien intrusion…Anyone interested in the abortion issue, or any of the other biomedical and social issues surrounding human reproduction, should read it carefully.” – Philip Devine, Providence College, USA

“Helen Watt has written a brave and provocative book—one sure to shake up many people’s closely held ‘certainties’ about the ethical issues surrounding pregnancy. In a style that is at once both accessible and rigorous, Watt addresses dimensions of human reproduction and pregnancy that have been heretofore ignored or shortchanged. One may disagree with some of Watt’s conclusions, but she has shown us what it will take to develop a morally consistent and thorough view about the complexities of our social and mammalian nature.” – Susan Dwyer, University of Maryland, USA

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