Amherst College Professor Hadley Arkes Considers Natural Rights in New Book

December 19, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.- In his new book, Natural Rights and the Right to Choose ($28, 316 pp., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge and New York, 2002), Hadley Arkes, the Edward N. Ney Professor in American Institutions (Political Science) at Amherst College, argues that that the "right to choose an abortion has been the device that has shifted the political class from the doctrines of natural right."