The abortion struggle has lengthy been a crucible of political strategies, with either side utilising innovations starting from litigation to civil disobedience to outright violence. Anti-abortion activists have arguably been extra tactically cutting edge than their pro-choice friends. Opposition and Intimidation seems to be at how their use of political harassment fits—or doesn't—with extra traditional political efforts within the fight over abortion.
Alesha Doan's insightful interviews and observations powerfully painting anti-abortion activists' dating to the items in their protest. Her portrait is augmented via thorough quantitative research of harassment's position in the movement's multitiered strategy—a approach that Doan indicates has pressured a decline within the availability and recognition of abortions. utilizing her distinctive learn of the anti-abortion circulate as a version, Doan extends her findings to suggest a singular and worthy idea of the hot politics of harassment.
"An attention-grabbing and complex account. Seamlessly weaves narrative and research, tying neighborhood motion to nationwide process. Explores uncharted territory within the abortion controversy and expands our realizing of political action."
—Deborah R. McFarlane, collage of latest Mexico
"For forty years, abortion politics were forever interesting to American students and reporters alike simply because they generate certain political phenomena that problem conventional theories of political habit. during this e-book, Doan is going instantly to the center of the problem by means of describing, comparing, and explaining probably the most attribute and intricate of those phenomena—political harassment. In a well-written narrative that weaves qualitative and quantitative information, she offers us the 1st scholarly examine this political tactic, whose relevance and use move well past American abortion politics."
—Chris Mooney, collage of Illinois at Springfield
"The booklet contributes to political concept and data through including new empirical facts accrued from interviews with these within the entrance strains of the fight over abortion. The writer refines and develops a class of unconventional political participation—political harassment of nongovernmental actors—and explains why it really is relatively powerful in undermining the rights of girls looking abortions, in addition to the rights of abortion carrier providers."
—Nikki R. Van Hightower, Texas A&M University
Alesha E. Doan is Assistant Professor of Political technology on the collage of Kansas.