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The Resource Religious violence and abortion : the Gideon Project, Dallas A. Blanchard and Terry J. Prewitt

Religious violence and abortion : the Gideon Project, Dallas A. Blanchard and Terry J. Prewitt

Label
Religious violence and abortion : the Gideon Project
Title
Religious violence and abortion
Title remainder
the Gideon Project
Statement of responsibility
Dallas A. Blanchard and Terry J. Prewitt
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On Christmas Day in 1984 three abortion clinics in Pensacola, Florida, were bombed by four young people who later went to trial and were convicted and sentenced. The authors explore this moral drama as a case study of religiously motivated political action. (The perpetrators identified with Gideon, the Old Testament slayer of those who sacrificed firstborn infants to Baal.) Their analysis sheds light on the violent wing of the anti-abortion movement. Placing anti-abortion violence in the context of social movement theory, the authors conclude that persons who are predisposed toward such behavior are likely to be working-class males under age 35, socially isolated from countervailing attitudes. Religious fundamentalists, they warn, will continue to utilize violence in reaction to such subjects as pornography, homosexuality, sex education, equality for females, and prayer in public schools. For this book the authors conducted interviews with local activists on both sides of the abortion issue. They attended the Pensacola trial and interviewed local religious fundamentalists, personnel of clinics throughout the United States that have been subjected to arson or bombing, and, when possible, persons who have been tried and convicted of those offenses
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blanchard, Dallas A
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ767.25
LC item number
.B53 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Prewitt, Terry J.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abortion
  • Pro-life movement
  • Bombings
  • Terrorism
  • Violence
Label
Religious violence and abortion : the Gideon Project, Dallas A. Blanchard and Terry J. Prewitt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [330]-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27067483
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 347 pages
Isbn
9780813011936
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
92039693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Religious violence and abortion : the Gideon Project, Dallas A. Blanchard and Terry J. Prewitt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [330]-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27067483
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 347 pages
Isbn
9780813011936
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
92039693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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