Feminist cautions about casuistry: The Supreme Court's abortion decisions as paradigms

  title={Feminist cautions about casuistry: The Supreme Court's abortion decisions as paradigms},
  author={L. Peach},
  journal={Policy Sciences},
  • L. Peach
  • Published 1994
  • Sociology
  • Policy Sciences
  • This article explores recent efforts to resurrect casuistry as an effective means for resolving public policy debates on difficult issues such as abortion. The essay begins by comparing casuistical and legal methods of decision-making and goes on to consider the possible benefits of a casuistical approach to abortion policy. On the basis of a detailed examination ofRoe v. Wade andPlanned Parenthood v. Casey, I argue that apparent similarities between feminist methodologies and casuistry do not… CONTINUE READING
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