Life and Learning X - 2000 Table of Contents



Preface vii

Acknowledgments viii

I. Bioethics

What Is "Bioethics"? (Quid est "Bioethics"?)

Dianne N. Irving 1

Decision at The End of Life: The Use and Abuse

of the Concept of Futility

Edmund Pellegrino 85


II. Questions of Worldview

But Who Are the Innocent?

John J. Conley, S.J. 111

Taking Abortion Seriously: A Philosophical Critique

of the New Prolife Rhetorical Shift

Francis J. Beckwith 119

Gaudium et Spes as a Blueprint for the Culture of Life

Robert F. Gotcher 141

Sowing the Wind, Reaping the Whirlwind: From Frederick

Taussigís Abortion: Spontaneous and Induced (1936)

to Warren Hernís Abortion Practice (1984)

Samuel W. Calhoun 169

Life after Communism: Democracy and Abortion

in Eastern Europe and Russia

Patrick J. Flood 179

III. Anthropological and Sociological Perspectives

Does Premature Intercourse Delay Psychological Maturation?

An Analysis of Outcome Data of the 1998-99 Teen STAR Program

Hanna Klaus, M.D. 225

Anthropological Differences between Contraception

and Natural Family Planning

Richard J. Fehring and William Kurz, S.J. 237

Relinquishment of Motherhood: Concept Analysis

Teresa La Monica 265

Abortion Practice as a Perpetration-Induced Trauma

Rachel M. MacNair 273

The Birth Control Pill: Abortifacient and Contraceptive

William Colliton, Jr., M.D. 291

IV. Literary Perspectives

Bizarre Fiction on the Right-to-Life Issues

Jeff Koloze 307

Sentiment, Science, and Thanatos in the Work of Walker Percy

Francis E. Zapatka 321

Silencing Lorraine Hansberry

Bernadette Waterman Ward 333

V. a global perspective

Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

John C. Willke, M.D. 343


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