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Anti-Abortionist At Large: How To Argue Abortion Intelligently And Live To Tell About It Paperback – July 6, 2006
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"If you thought that philosophical courage ended when Socrates drank the hemlock, read Ray Dennehy's personal testament about how to debate abortion intelligently and live to tell about it. This book is a classic. This is more than a handbook about how to debate the abortion issue; it is a personal witness..."
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Philosophical insight marks every page of Dr. Dennehy's story of the conflict over legal abortion in the United States. It amounts to a history of the defense of human dignity and personhood over the past four decades.
As someone with a background and experiences similar to Dennehy's over the same period of years, I can attest, from a mid-Westerner's perspective, to the validity and depth of his claims about the escapism and false rhetoric of the opponents of the right to life movement and about many other aspects of the struggle.
His treatment of the abortion issue is developed in accord with classical natural law theory and is not an appeal to any particular religious belief. The book remarkably sets a calm, deliberate tone for the sincere seeker of truth, who will have little to do with sophistic, slick, emotional appeals.
Anyone who is active in the pro-life/anti-abortion movement would find this book an absorbing and inspiring work of love and reason in the service of the truth. Those who are opposed to the anti-abortion position in the present debate will find, in Dennehy's dogged determination to clarify and illuminate the issues, grounds for increased respect for their opposition.
The presentation is clear and engages the reader in his endeavor of refining common sense in order to discover meanings for defending babies who are the most defenseless of our human community.
The title might bother pro-lifers. But the author, while he does not reject being called pro-life, likes to say in public that he is not pro-life, but anti-abortion. He calls the appellation short, clear, and emphatic.Read more ›
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As a Moderate Conservative and a Pro-Choice Philosophy Major attending UC Berkeley in the 1990's, I went to all the Philosophy debates every Monday Evening at 7pm. Read morePublished on February 8, 2014 by Daniel C. Mather
Dr. Dennehy does a fabulous job of stating in clear, logical terms why abortion is the intentional murder of an innocent human being. Read morePublished on January 25, 2009 by EMorin
The book tells about the debates, arguments, and people he has encountered during his many years defending life. Read morePublished on October 17, 2008 by Bobby Bambino
A refreshing perspective on a complex and emotionally charged issue. The author walks the reader through the chronology of his career and life-long devotion to debating against... Read morePublished on June 18, 2003 by Roz Cordini
Drawing on his years of experience on platforms debating the abortion issue, Dennehy shares with the reader through a number of autobiographical incidents what it is like to go... Read morePublished on May 22, 2003 by desmond j fitzgerald