Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Book Review

Well, nothing quite that exalted. Rather, an opportunity to celebrate completing my first new book of the year: Natural Rights and the Right to Choose
by Hadley Arkes. It's an extended meditation on the state of the politics and law in the US regarding access to abortion. Dr. Arkes makes the case the the Born-Alive Infant Protection laws are the necessary first step to force the public to engage the issue of abortion. The abortion proponents can't oppose it and it forces the public into an awareness of just how draconian the abortion laws really are.

It's not a heavy read, but you do have to keep your thinking cap on. Only time will tell if Dr. Arkes hopefulness is justified. I do recommend it for those interested in the intersection of law and politics.

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