Anti-abortion Violence

Anti-abortion violence is violence committed against individuals and organizations that provide abortion. Incidents of violence have included destruction of property, in the form of vandalism; crimes against people, including kidnapping, stalking, assault, attempted murder, and murder; and crimes affecting both people and property, including arson and bombings.

Anti-abortion violence is most frequently committed in the United States, though it has also occurred in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. G. Davidson Smith of Canadian Security Intelligence Service defined anti-abortion violence as "single issue terrorism". A study of 1982–87 violence considered the incidents "limited political" or "subrevolutionary" terrorism.

Terrorism
  • Definitions
  • History
  • Incidents
Types
  • Anarchist
  • Nationalist
  • Communist
  • Conservative
  • Left-wing
  • Right-wing
  • Militia movement
  • Resistance movement
  • Religious
  • Single-issue
  • Ethnic
  • Narcoterrorism
Tactics
  • Agro-terrorism
  • Aircraft hijacking
  • Animal-borne bomb attacks
  • Bioterrorism
  • Car bombing
  • Dirty bomb
  • Dry run
  • Cyberterrorism
  • Hostage-taking
  • Improvised explosive device
  • Individual terror
  • Insurgency
  • Kidnapping
  • Letter bomb
  • Nuclear
  • Paper terrorism
  • Piracy
  • Propaganda of the deed
  • Proxy bomb
  • School shooting
  • Suicide attack
  • Rockets and mortars
Terrorist groups
  • Designated terrorist organizations
  • Charities accused of ties to terrorism
State terrorism
  • State-sponsored terrorism

By state

  • Iran
  • Pakistan
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sri Lanka
  • United States
Organization
  • Financing
  • Fronting
  • Training camp
  • Lone wolf
  • Clandestine cell system
  • Leaderless resistance
Fighting terrorism
  • Counter-terrorism
  • International conventions
  • Anti-terrorism legislation
  • Terrorism insurance

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