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Stigma în discursul public despre avort în România
Stigma in the public discourse on abortion in Romania

Author(s): Raluca Iustina Ionescu
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: Centrul de Studii Internationale
Keywords: abortion; pro-life organizations; stigma

Summary/Abstract: The article looks at pro-life organizations in Romania. I describe the legal and ideological framework within which the public discourse on abortion takes place in Romania. I identify the main organizations that represent the pro-life movement and their most visible public displays on the subject of abortion. I evaluate the visibility of their endeavors and characterize them from the point of view of political ideology (religious fundamentalism). Last I present a text analysis of public statements occasioned by the pro-life marches organized by pro-life organizations for the past six years in Romania. Using a coding scheme of eleven points, I look at the social processes that produce and reproduce stigma.

  • Issue Year: 11/2015
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 40-67
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: Romanian