Mutual Scorn Within the Abortion Debate: Some Parallels With Race Relations

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By emphasizing the parallels between both racial vilification and the vilification that takes place when we discuss abortion in our society, I hope to provide a new perspective on the way the United States converses about this divisive issue. This perspective, in turn, can help us see how we can move forward from the stagnate polemics that have permeated the abortion debate in the United States for the past 40 years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-311
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Bioethical Inquiry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 5 2015



  • Abortion
  • Dehumanization
  • Slander
  • Vilification
  • “Us” vs. “Them” complex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy

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