The Resource Abortion & euthanasia, [David James], (electronic resource)

Abortion & euthanasia, [David James], (electronic resource)

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Abortion & euthanasia
Title
Abortion & euthanasia
Statement of responsibility
[David James]
Title variation
Abortion and euthanasia
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Language
eng
Summary
British and American common law traditionally prohibited abortion only after quickening (when the mother feels fetal movements). But after the U.S. Civil War, states began absolutely prohibiting abortion, based primarily on medical concerns. Then in 1973, U.S. abortion law was dramatically changed by the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade; states now could not prohibit abortion until the third trimester of pregnancy, and restrictive regulations were allowed only in the second trimester. History has known various laws and mores about life's beginning, often related to the society's code of sexual behavior. Today's moral debate on abortion pits autonomy (or personal liberty) against the duty not to harm others. Also involved are various understanding of ensoulment -- that is, how a new person comes into being. Much depends on the importance and distinctiveness of the many changes from a potential to an actual, fully human life. These stages include insemination, combination of DNA, womb implant, appearance of human physical features, fetal movement, response to stimulus, quickening, viability (potential to live outside the womb), birth, speaking, and using reason. Euthanasia means ?good or peaceful death?; however, it may also be a form of suicide or killing, where morality depends heavily on motive. Passive euthanasia (a.k.a. ?letting die?)., includes refusing treatment for oneself and withholding life support for others. Active euthanasia -- a direct, positive act of mercy killing ? is forbidden by virtually all ethical codes, though many defend it as a merciful alternative to a lingering, agonizing, fatal illness. Physicians have potentially conflicting obligations to perserve life and to relieve pain; patients increasingly have taken responsibility for medical decisions based on informed consent. Courts have repeatedly affirmed a patient's right to refuse treatment, based on the right to privacy and the right to liberty. With life-extending technologies, the distinction between ordinary and ?extraordinary? treatment usually is based either on custom, cost, complexity, or the ratio of benefits to burdens from the patient's point of view. But ?rights? to such care can be very costly; if a patient cannot pay, is it a ?right? to demand or expect payment from others?
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
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Midwest
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James, David
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other
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Narrated by Robert Guillaume, Cliff Robertson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • James, David
  • Guillaume, Robert
  • Robertson, Cliff
  • hoopla digital
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  • Abortion
  • Euthanasia
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adult
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Abortion & euthanasia, [David James], (electronic resource)
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unknown
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digital storage
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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unknown
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (180 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781433238765
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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digital.
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10027024
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MWT10027024
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digital recording
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other
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Label
Abortion & euthanasia, [David James], (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (180 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781433238765
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10027024
Publisher number
MWT10027024
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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not applicable

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