By Jennifer Jefferis
The military of God will not be well known, yet they're good verified as an extremist Christian association united of their trust that abortion needs to be stopped in any respect charges, together with using violence or strength. who're the first avid gamers during this underground terrorist staff, what acts are they accountable for, and what are the motivations at the back of their quest to make abortion unlawful within the United States?
Armed for all times: the military of God and Anti-Abortion Terror within the United States addresses those questions and extra, drawing upon never-before-published interviews with individuals of the military of God and their very own writings to bare the main points of this grossly understudied organization—and to rfile what its life and growth says approximately our society.
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Anxious about the impending birth of her ﬁfth child, Finkbine took a tranquilizer called thalidomide. Later in her pregnancy, Finkbine learned that thalidomide could produce severe birth defects. Her doctor recommended she have an abortion despite the fact that Arizona laws were clear that abortions could only be condoned when the health of the mother was at risk. Before having the abortion, Finkbine contacted a reporter, in an eﬀort to spread awareness about the dangers of thalidomide. The article was published on the front page of the Arizona Republic the same day that Finkbine’s abortion was scheduled.
The Army of God blog proudly touts that this declaration was made legitimate shortly thereafter when Spinks embarked on a multistate bombing spree. Eventually, he began strapping 20-pound liquid propane tanks to his homemade gunpowder bombs and using these to destroy abortion clinics. The year 1984 was important in the ﬁght against abortion for several reasons. Not only did it represent the most violent year (as measured by numbers of bombings or acts of arson) in the 20th century, it was also transformational in the way the government looked at antiabortion violence.
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Armed for Life: The Army of God and Anti-Abortion Terror in the United States (PSI Guides to Terrorists, Insurgents, and Armed Groups) by Jennifer Jefferis