The Anti-Abortion Movement and the Rise of the Religious Right

The Anti-Abortion Movement and the Rise of the Religious Right

by Dallas A. Blanchard
     
 

Chronicles the anti-abortion movement from its beginnings to its volatile incarnation. Argues that the most important influence on the movements character since the 1970s is the religious right, in particular the rightist ideology of cultural fundamentalism, espoused by Randall Terry & Joseph Scheidler, which rejects many of the liberties associated with modern…  See more details below

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Chronicles the anti-abortion movement from its beginnings to its volatile incarnation. Argues that the most important influence on the movements character since the 1970s is the religious right, in particular the rightist ideology of cultural fundamentalism, espoused by Randall Terry & Joseph Scheidler, which rejects many of the liberties associated with modern secular life & advocates the return to a religion-centered, traditional life style. Pays close attention to the increasingly violent forms of protest associated with the movement, which has eroded the power of abortion rights in states & made abortions more difficult to secure.

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Sociologist and anthropologist Blanchard chronicles the evolution of the anti-abortion movement in the US from the modest efforts, mostly by priests and other Catholics, in the 1960s, through the major liberalizing court decisions, to the volatile and often violent protests of the 1990s. He says the single most important development has been the merging of the movement with the conservative political ideology of cultural fundamentalism. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780805738728
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Series:
Social Movements past and Present Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.77(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.84(d)

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