Anti-abortion extremism online

Bowman-Grieve, Lorraine (2009) Anti-abortion extremism online. First Monday, 14 (11). ISSN 1396-0466

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Abstract

This paper presents an overview of anti–abortion extremism online, focusing on the ‘Army of God’ Web site that supports the use of violence to criminalise abortion. Also discussed are some of the dominant figures in this movement and their online presence. The use of the Internet by movements of this nature highlights its function as a powerful propaganda tool that can be used to encourage support for and action in the name of the anti–abortion extremist movement.

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Additional Information:This paper presents an overview of anti–abortion extremism online, focusing on the ‘Army of God’ Web site that supports the use of violence to criminalise abortion. Also discussed are some of the dominant figures in this movement and their online presence. The use of the Internet by movements of this nature highlights its function as a powerful propaganda tool that can be used to encourage support for and action in the name of the anti–abortion extremist movement.
Keywords:anti-abortion, extremism, online
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C890 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:4796
Deposited By: Alison Wilson
Deposited On:25 Nov 2011 10:55
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 09:03

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