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
N$T
Dewey number
363.4/6/0975999
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ767.25
LC item number
.B53 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Religious violence and abortion : the Gideon Project, Dallas A. Blanchard and Terry J. Prewitt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 330-340) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm45728628
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 347 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813020655
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27383519
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45728628
  • acaebk0813020654

Library Locations

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