How Facebook is being used as an anti-abortion organizing tool
The rise of the “Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn” campaign is just one example of abortion opponents coordinating on the platform
Written by Madelyn Webb
Abortion foes around the country are organizing to pass ordinances and resolutions recognizing municipalities as so-called “Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn.” Though these measures are legally unenforceable, they ceremonially ban abortion in the cities, towns, or counties where they are passed. Initially, these campaigns appeared isolated, but abortion opponents have been using Facebook to develop and amplify this tactic, demonstrating the material consequences of anti-abortion organizing in online spaces.