Carhart Criticised from the Right

Here (ht Melissa Rogers) is a strongly worded open letter criticizing James Dobson and Focus on the Family for supporting the Partial Birth Abortion Act.

There is an interesting underlying question about whether incremental legislation on abortion is moral, and under what circumstances. For those who seek more light than heat on this question, I highly recommend the debate between John Finnis and Colin Harte in Helen Watt, ed., Complicity and Concscience. It's published by the Linacre Centre, a Catholic medical ethics think tank in England.

Cathleen Kaveny is the Darald and Juliet Libby Professor in the Theology Department and Law School at Boston College.

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