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Table of Contents

Books

40 Days for Life
A Civilization of Love: What Every Catholic Can Do to Transform the World
A Life That Matters: The Legacy of Terri Schiavo – A Lesson for Us All
A Love for Life
A Will to Live: Clear Answers on End of Life Issues
Abortion and the Conscience of a Nation
Abortion and the European Convention on Human Rights

Abortion Rites: A Social History of Abortion in America
Abortion Survivors
Abortion under State Constitutions: A State-by-State Analysis
Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe vs. Wade
Access: The Key to Pro-Life Victory
Am I Now Your Enemy for Telling the Truth?
The Art and Practice of Lobbying
Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: Past & Present
Beyond the Shadow of Brownstone
Breast Cancer: Its Link to Abortion and the Birth Control Pill
Can a Catholic be a Democrat?
The Case for Life
Catholic Bioethics and the Gift of Human Life
Catholics for a Free Choice Exposed
The Centurion's Pathway: ...Ex-Abortion Providers or Facilitators
The Church and Abortion
The Contraception of Grief
The Cost of Abortion
The Cost of Choice: Women Evaluate the Impact of Abortion
Courageous: Students Abolishing Abortion in this Lifetime
Culture of Death: The Assault on Medical Ethics in America
The Culture of Life: Foundations and Dimensions
Deeply Damaged
Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice
Defending Life 2009: Proven Strategies for a Pro-Life America
Dehumanizing the Vulnerable: When Word Games Take Lives
Democrats for Life: Pro-Life Politics and the Silenced Majority
Detrimental Effects of Abortion
"Dichiarazione Sull'Aborto Procurato"
The Dignity of the Dying Person
Embryo
The Emerging Brave New World
Ending Abortion; Not Just Fighting It
Faithful for Life: The Autobiography of Fr. Paul Marx
Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion
Four Steps to Healing
The Gathering of The Lambs
Giving Sorrow Words: Women's Stories of Grief after abortion
The Hand of God
Her Choice to Heal
How Can the Dream Survive If We Murder the Children?: ABORTION IS NOT A CIVIL RIGHT!
How to Talk to Your Children About Abortion
Human Genome, Human Person and the Society of the Future
The Identity and Status of the Human Embryo
John Paul II: Confronting the Language Empowering the Culture of Death by William Brennan
Letters to Gabriel
Life At All Costs: An Anthology of Voices from 21st Century Black Prolife Leaders
Life is a Blessing
Life Issues, Medical Choices: Questions and Answers for Catholics
Lime 5
Making Abortion Rare: A Healing Strategy for a Divided Nation
The Making of Pro-life Activists: How Social Movement Mobilization Works (Morality and Society Series)
May it Please the Court: Arguments on Abortion
Men and Abortion: A Path to Healing
Motherhood Interrupted: Stories of Healing and Hope After Abortion
Not My Own: Abortion and the Marks of the Church
Onward Christian Soldiers: The Growing Political Power of Catholics and Evangelicals in the United States
The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life by Ramesh Ponnuru
Personalist Bioethics: Foundations and Applications
Planned Bullyhood
Politics for the Greatest Good: The Case for Prudence in the Public Square
The Politics of Abortion
Population Control: Real Costs, Illusory Benefits
Post-Abortion Aftermath
Pro-Life 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Case Persuasively
Pro-Life Answers
Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day
The Reach of Roe
Real Choices
Recall Abortion
Redeeming A Father's Heart: Men Share Powerful Stories of Abortion Loss and Recovery
Render unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life
The Right Choice
The Right to Privacy (Bioethics & Culture)
Sharing the Heart of Christ
Short of a Miracle: Tina Torry's Story of Hope in the Midst of Tragedy
Social Justice Begins in the Womb
Standing with Courage: Confronting Tough Decisions about Sex
Supreme Deception
Their Blood Cries Out
Thinking Theologically About Abortion
The Ultimate Exploitation of Women
Viability
Victims and Victors
What Happened to Notre Dame?
When Life and Choice Collide: Essays on Rhetoric and Abortion
Why the Democrats are Blue: Secular Liberalism and the Decline of the People's Party
Women's Health After Abortion: The Medical and Psychological Evidence
Won by Love

Video/DVD

22 Weeks
Abortion: The Inside Story
After the Choice
Blue Eyes Like Janey's
Christi's Choice
The Cost of Abortion
Defending Life
Euthanasia: False Light
Final Blessing
Harder Truth
MAAFA 21
The Procedure: The Whole Truth about Partial-Birth Abortion
Reversing Roe: The Norma McCorvey Story
The Right Choice
Thine Eyes
You Can Stop Partial-Birth Abortion

CD's

BOOKS

Abortion and the European Convention on Human Rights
By Gregor Puppinck

In recent years the European Court of Human Rights has been presented with many cases that pertain to life in the womb. The rulings have only been consistent in the sense that they have concerned those who are for abortion and those who are for life. Abortion and the European Convention on Human Rights sets out to elucidate the jurisprudence which has been enacted in the Courts and establish a criterion for the rulings they have rendered.

Paperback: 104 Pages
Published In: Irish Journal of Legal Studies Volume, Issue 2, 2013. Available for download.
Published 2013
ISBN-13: 978-2-36851-020-9

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Courageous: Students Abolishing Abortion in this Lifetime
By Kristan Hawkins

Students on today’s college campuses have an enthusiasm to end abortion, for they recognize that they themselves could have easily been a victim of abortion. Courageous: Students Abolishing Abortion in this Lifetime focuses on the lives of students whom this insight has inspired them to be the catalyst of change and work toward ending abortion.

Paperback: 156 Pages
Publisher: Students For Life. Available here.
Published 2012
ISBN-13: 978-1-48117-171-7

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The Reach of Roe
Edited by Anne Conlon

The Reach of Roe is a compilation of essays from authors who are the index of advancement in the Pro-Life movement. The onus of this work is placed on how the decision of Roe v. Wade has influenced every facet of our nation for the worse.

Paperback: 296 Pages
Publisher: Ignatius Press © 2013. Available here.
Published 2013

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40 Days For Life
By David Bereit & Shawn Carney, with Cindy Lambert

In 2004, men and women of the Pro-Life movement banded together to spend one hour in prayer a day for the duration of forty days in front of an abortion mill in Texas. This devotional act has been implemented in many other States, by like-minded men and women, under the heading of “40 Days For Life”. This book expounds how this interest group has gained momentum and the fruits that have been derived from their ministry.

Hard Cover: 269 Pages
Publisher: Cappella Books. Available here.
Published 2013
ISBN-13: 978-0-9882870-2-0

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The Ultimate Exploitation of Women: Abortion
By Brian E. Fisher

The Ultimate Exploitation of Women: Abortion argues that oftentimes the role of men in the egregious error of abortion is disregarded and not addressed. This work approaches the issue of abortion through the critical lens of the involvement of men, whether that is active influence or passive acquiescence.

Hardcover: 203 Pages
Publisher: Online For Life. Available at: http://www.abortionexploitswomen.com
Published 2013
ISBN-13: 978-0-9891819-0-7

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Planned Bullyhood
By Karen Handel

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation stopped its reported funding to Planned Parenthood. The reported $680,000, which was earmarked for breast cancer screenings and education at their clinics, was small in comparison to their overall endowments. However, Planned Parenthood lead a vicious media campaign disparaging the foundation, including Ms. Karen Handel, who worked for the Komen Foundation and is the author of Planned Bullyhood. This book is an apologia of Ms. Handel and affords the reader a glimpse into the iniquitous targeted assaults of Planned Parenthood.

Hardcover: 289 Pages
Publisher: Howard Publishing. Available at: Amazon.com
Published 2012
ISBN-13: 978-1-4516-9794-0

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Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade
By Clarke D. Forsythe

In legal terminology, an abuse of discretion occurs whenever a ruling body fails to deliberate and consider the pertinent laws and facts that pertain to the issue being decided. Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade focuses on the issue of abortion through the optic of this legal precept; entailing how the ruling rendered by this decision does not take into account the corpus of preexisting case law that has a bearing on the matter of abortion.

Hardcover: 477 Pages
Publisher: Encounter Books. Available at: Amazon.com
Published 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1-59403-692-7

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Personalist Bioethics: Foundations and Applications
By Elio Sgreccia

Personalist Bioethics: Foundations and Applications is a treatise that argues for life from the foundation of ontological grounds. Every human life has dignity and therefore, there must be a correlation between ontology and phenomenology. Humanity must adopt an ethos that recognizes the dignity of every human life; including the lives of babies in the womb!
Paperback: 838 Pages

Publisher: The National Catholic Bioethics Center. Available at: Amazon.com
Published 2012
ISBN-13: 978-0-935372-63-2

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Beyond the Shadow of the Brownstone
By Valerie Lawrence

A novel which contrasts the steadfastness of the physical structure of the family home, a brownstone building, from which the book has earned its name, is the unpredictable events that unfold in the life of a family who procured an abortion.

Paperback: 284 Pages
Published by: Carpenter’s Son Publishing. Available by calling (800) 822-5090
Published 2013
ISBN-13: 978-0-9893722-9-9

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Abortion Rites: A Social History of Abortion in America
By Marvin Olasky

In Abortion Rites: A Social History of Abortion in America¸ Olasky offers the reader an in depth look of how the culture of death was built.  He provides the reader with the story of the transformation of our country from one that once punished abortion to one that protects it.  His book is an important read for any pro-lifer who sits and wonders just how we got where we are  today.

Paperback: 318 pages
Publisher: Crossway Books (© 1992)
ISBN-10: 0895267233; ISBN-13: 978-0895267238

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Recall Abortion
by Janet Morana

This book by Janet Morana delves deeply into abortion as a bad product that should be recalled by our government, and explores what women who have abortions recall about the experience. She traces the societal changes that brought about abortion, and covers many of the arguments for keeping abortion legal, including at-risk mothers, victims of rape and incest, and fetal anomalies If you know someone who is a pro-choice Catholic or just part of what Janet calls the “conflicted middle,” it is a must read. Sign the petition to recall abortion at RecallAbortion.com. Published by Saint Benedict Press.

Hardback: 232 pages
Publisher: Saint Benedict Press
Order at the Priests for LIfe online store

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Life At All Costs: An Anthology of Voices from 21st Century Black Prolife Leaders

Edited by Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life and Dr. La Verne Tolbert. Life At All Costs: An Anthology of Voices from 21st Century Black Prolife Leaders (Xlibris) includes chapters on abortion's impact in the black community, personhood, the genocidal roots of Planned Parenthood, personal stories from post-abortive women, family values, parenting and adoption, the new healthcare mandate, comprehensive sex education vs. abstinence, STDs, and more! This impressive volume concludes with a message for young Christians!

Paperback: 256 pages
Xlibris, Corp
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How Can the Dream Survive If We Murder the Children?: ABORTION IS NOT A CIVIL RIGHT!
Dr. Alveda King

How Can The Dream Survive If We Murder The Children?  This compelling question impacts nations and generations of human beings, many of whom have experienced physical, emotional and spiritual oppression spanning the course of many lifetimes. How Can The Dream Survive brings hope, light and life to those who have pondered the issue of abortion, and whose questions have yet to be answered: Is abortion a civil right?  Is abortion good for women?  What's so bad about genocide?  What would Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. say about abortion?  Who are the survivors?  What about life, liberty and justice for all? As the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; daughter of Rev. A. D. King, and granddaughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr., Alveda shares her personal testimony with compassion and sensitivity. Love is a powerful force, and her message of life, love and justice resonates. Alveda is a mother, grandmother and minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Paperback: 108 pages
AuthorHouse
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Viability
By Michael A. Fichter

Michael A. Fichter has worked at every level of the pro-life movement for years.  Viability is a guide to success for the pro-life movement from a leader who has done it all, seen it all, and admits that he could have done better.  The pro-life movement would be wise to turn to Fichter's guide to develop a plan to sustain the movement for years to come.  He challenges the leaders of today to rethink strategies and, first and foremost, always train the leaders of tomorrow.

Paperback: 237 pages
Publisher: Viability Publishing

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Social Justice Begins in the Womb
By Bryan Kemper

Bryan Kemper is a veteran pro-life leader and one of the cornerstones of the Christ-centered pro-life movement.  In Social Justice Begins in the Womb, Kemper provides a concise but thorough overview of the positions of the Christ-center pro-life movement.  He keeps the focus on Jesus Christ as the only one who can save lives, and the guiding force behind all successful pro-life activity.

Paperback: 156 pages
Publisher: Clay Bridges Communications and Publishing
Social Justice Begins in the Womb
is available for purchase at www.standtrue.com

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Ending Abortion; Not Just Fighting It
by Fr. Frank Pavone

In this collection of stirring and informative pro-life essays, Fr. Pavone convincingly portrays the negative ramifications that the abuse of freedom and the right to choose have unleashed on our society since abortion was legalized. Father Pavone insists that people of goodwill can end the scourge of abortion and restore the right to life for those who cannot speak for themselves. This 5-1/2 x 8-1/4, 216 page book is a must read for all pro-lifers.

"Fr. Pavone’s new book helps us to strengthen our convictions with clear teaching and compelling motivation." -- Most Reverend Anthony M. Pilla, Retired Bishop of Cleveland

If you like this book, you will want to subscribe to Fr. Frank Pavone's bi-weekly column at subscribe@priestsforlife.org!

This book is available directly from Priests for Life! Click on this link to go straight to our online Priests for Life store: www.priestsforlife.org/store/p-121-ending-abortion-not-just-fighting-it.aspx

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Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day
by Fr. Frank Pavone


Fr. Frank's book, Pro-life Reflections for Every Day, will enrich your daily prayer life with new vigor to stand up for the unborn! This is a devotional prayer book, one of the "Spiritual Life" series that Catholic Book Publishing Company has produced for years. The book is 192 pages with vinyl binding and ribbon. In exchange for one minute a day, your spiritual life will be nourished throughout the day with pro-life vigor!

This book is available directly from Priests for Life! Click on this link to go straight to our online Priests for Life store:  www.priestsforlife.org/store/p-210-pro-life-reflections-for-every-day.aspx  

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Render unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life
by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

“Using arguments from history as well as the wisdom of the world’s greatest thinkers, Archbishop Chaput urges Catholics to live our faith without compromise and to use our faith as the foundation for renewing American society in the twenty-first century. His tone is one of ‘now or never,’ and his presentation is crisp, intelligent, and accessible to a wide audience. This is an important book for Catholics to read and consider if we are truly to make a difference in the public square. Archbishop Chaput has made a unique and significant contribution to the Church and the nation at a time when voices like his are needed to be raised and heard.”

—Very Reverend David M. O’Connell, C.M., President, The Catholic University of America

“At a time when the ‘faith and values’ vote has never been more important, Archbishop Charles Chaput deftly explores the intersection of morality, reason, and politics. This isn’t just a book for Catholics, but for anyone who cares about the state of America’s soul —and how that concern might shape the ...elections.”

—John L. Allen Jr., NCR and CNN senior Vatican correspondent

Paperback: 272 pages

Publisher: Image; Reprint edition (August 4, 2009)

ISBN-10: 0385522290; ISBN-13: 978-0385522298

Render Unto Caesar is available for purchase from Amazon.com. For more information, click on the following link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0385522290

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The Cost of Choice: Women Evaluate the Impact of Abortion
by Erika Bachiochi


"We are now more than thirty years away from the Supreme Court case of Roe vs Wade, yet the controversy over abortion has not diminished. Although the "pro-choice" forces increasingly acknowledge the central claim of the "pro-life" side--that abortion is a morally portentous act--they continue to insist that the well-being of women is absolutely dependent on the legal right to abortion. The twelve essays in The Cost of "Choice," all written by women active in the public square, dispute this claim. These authors argue that over the last three decades, legal abortion has had harmful effects on women-- socially, medically, psychologically and culturally.'"

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Founder of the Special Olympics, writes of The Cost of Choice:

"The essays in this book describe with impact and accuracy the hazards - physical and mental - of abortion. The frequency of breast cancer is increased; suicide and depression are common - far more than usual post-partum depression.

The mother of a child, born or unborn, has an obligation to feed and shelter her child, society an obligation to help her, if needed, and the law an obligation to protect that child against willful injury or death…Such feeling of obligations are lost, however, on the feminist creed that abortion is a woman’s emancipation.

The essays in the Cost of "Choice" clearly dispel the belief that abortion is just another harmless minor surgical procedure."

Kate O'Beirne, Washington Editor of the National Review, writes:

“The most important collection of the season is both stunning and wholly original. In The Cost of Choice, a dozen diverse, distinguished women dismantle the fundamental arguments of abortion advocates and reveal how women have paid dearly for the bill of goods sold by pro-choice feminists. Finally, the truth about abortion by thoughtful women for thinking women.”

Paperback: 224 pages

Publisher: Encounter Books (October 25, 2004)

ISBN-10: 1594030510; ISBN-13: 978-1594030512

The Cost of Choice is available for purchase from Amazon.com. For more information, click on the following link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594030510

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Abortion Survivors
by Philip G. Ney & Marie A. Peeters-Ney

This booklet describes some of the conflicts, symptoms and research findings about those who grew up in families where there had been abortions. Dr. Ney and his wife Marie are long time friends of Priests for Life. Their groundbreaking research about abortion survivors points to a key phenomenon about which clergy, teachers, youth ministers and parents have to be more aware: when children become aware that they could have been aborted, the whole foundation of their understanding of life, love, family, and God shifts. They exhibit symptoms of survivor anxiety and survivor guilt, much like soldiers returning from battle. There is great need for healing. Moreover, this survivor awareness motivates many young people to be involved in the pro-life movement. When they declare that the unborn should be protected, they are also saying that they themselves should have been protected when they were unborn.

Pioneer Publishing: Victoria, Canada. 1996. 43 pages.

This book is available for purchase from Dr. Philip Ney’s outreach at Messengers2.com. For more information, click on the following link: http://www.messengers2.com

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How to Talk With Your Children About Your Abortion
by Philip G. Ney, Marie Peeters-Ney

In this book, Dr. Ney, a child psychiatrist, provides advice on the difficult question of whether, when, and how a parent should tell her children about her abortion. Dr. Ney explains that a past abortion affects a family, whether they want to admit it or not. He warns against "pseudo-secrets," which are things a family knows but pretends they don't.

Pioneer Publishing: Victoria, Canada. 1995. 60 pages.

This book is available for purchase from Dr. Philip Ney’s outreach at Messengers2.com.  For more information, click on the following link:   http://www.messengers2.com

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Life Issues, Medical Choices: Questions and Answers for Catholics
by Janet E. Smith and Christopher Kaczor


(The following review is by Carol Blank.)

“Professor Janet Smith and Christopher Kaczor, Ph.D., are well known for their bioethics books, articles, and presentations. Their collaboration here offers guidelines for health care providers and individuals faced with an array of medical-ethical choices. Content is based on fundamental principles of Church teaching, where available, and on the thinking of moral theologians in areas of developing medical technology and treatment.

The book comprises such topics as reproductive technologies and beginning- and end-of-life issues. Each section consists of 7 to 14 questions and in-depth answers. A final chapter relates the Ten Commandments to ethics for medical professionals and suggests ways they can be applied to challenging situations. Extensive chapter resource lists and notes round out the book.

Throughout their work, the authors draw attention to connections between the topics and the relationship of all to the larger question of life issues and medical choices. In the section on fundamentals, for example, they provide a four-page explanation of the concept of "double effect," a method for analyzing actions that have two or more morally significant effects. Double effect comes up again under beginning-of-life issues (treatment of ectopic pregnancies) and cooperation with evil (separating conjoined twins).

With its clear and thorough treatment of more than 50 specific questions, this work is a valuable resource for medical professionals, ministers, and families.”

Paperback: 188 pages

Publisher: Servant Books (September 15, 2007)

ISBN-10: 0867168080; ISBN-13: 978-0867168082

Life Issues, Medical Choices is available for purchase from Amazon.com. Click on the following link for more information: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0867168080

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The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life
by Ramesh Ponnuru


It’s not just abortion-on-demand. It’s euthanasia, embryo destruction, even infanticide - and a potentially deadly concern with "the quality of life" of disabled people. If you think these issues don’t concern you - guess again.

In The Party of Death, Ponnuru details how left-wing radicals, using abortion as their lever, took over the Democratic Party - and how they have used their power to corrupt our law and politics, abolish our fundamental right to life, and push the envelope in ever more dangerous directions. In The Party of Death, Ponnuru reveals:

* Why the conventional wisdom about Roe v.Wade is a lie * How the party of death - a coalition of special interests ranging from Planned Parenthood to Hollywood - came to own the Democratic Party * How the mainstream media promotes the party of death * Why Jesse Jackson, Al Gore, and other leading liberals gave up being pro-life * How liberals use animal rights to displace human rights * The Democratic presidential candidate who said that infanticide is a mother’s "choice" * How doctors - and other health care professionals - are being coerced, by law, into violating their consciences * The ultrasound revolution: why there’s hope to stop the party of death

Ponnuru’s shocking exposé shows just how extreme the Party of Death has become as they seek to destroy every inconvenient life, demand fealty to their radical agenda, and punish anyone who defies them. But he also shows how the tide is turning, how the Party of Death can be defeated, and why its last victim might be the Democratic Party itself.

About the Author: Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor at National Review, is a graduate of Princeton University and has covered politics as a reporter for more than a dozen years. His journalism has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Newsday, the Washington Times, the Weekly Standard, and Financial Times.

Hardcover: 320 pages

Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc. (April 24, 2006)

ISBN-10: 1596980044; ISBN-13: 978-1596980044

The Party of Death is available for purchase from Amazon.com. Click on this link for further details: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1596980044

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Onward Christian Soldiers: The Growing Political Power of Catholics and Evangelicals in the United States
by Deal Hudson


From the author:

Many books have been written about the so-called "Religious Right" in American politics. What makes Onward, Christian Soldiers distinctive is my exploration of its Catholic dimension. What is usually treated as an exclusively Evangelical movement is closely intertwined with the travails of the post-Vatican II era in the United States. I look not only at the Catholic contribution to the beginning of the movement in the 70s but also at the specifically Catholic controversies that arose along the way involving figures like Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, Gov. Mario Cuomo, Sen. John Kerry, Fr. Robert Drinan, S. J., Fr. Frank Pavone, Archbishop Raymond Burke, and, of course, John Cardinal O'Connor.

Catholics don't consider themselves part of the Religious Right. When I give lectures, I often ask Catholic audiences a series of questions. First, I usually ask, "Raise your hand if you consider yourself a social conservative." I remind them that a social conservative is someone who votes primarily on issues such as abortion, the defense of marriage and the family, opposition to euthanasia, and the need for traditional values in education. Most of the Catholics I talk to raise their hands.

Then I ask how many consider themselves religious conservatives. "Are your socially conservative attitudes rooted in your Catholic faith?" Again, most will raise their hands. But then I ask, "How many of you consider yourselves members of the political movement known as the Religious Right?" The number of raised hands drops at least to half, sometimes there are only a few still raised.

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In Onward Christian Soldiers, I document the surprising role of Catholics in the creation of the religious conservative movement. Paul Weyrich, a member of the Melkite Greek Orthodox Church, gave Jerry Falwell the idea for organizing the Moral Majority, as well as the name itself. The anti-ERA organizing efforts of Phyllis Schlafly, a Catholic attorney from St Louis, was the first time religious activists were brought together to oppose the liberalizing trends of the 70s. Weyrich and Schlafly are, without any exaggeration, the godparents of the Religious Right.

The preceding summary by the author was taken from a February 8, 2008 article on the Catholic News Agency website at: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/column.php?n=136 

Hardcover: 384 pages

Publisher: Threshold Editions (March 11, 2008)

ISBN-10: 1416524428; ISBN-13: 978-1416524427

Onward Christian Soldiers is available for purchase from Amazon.com. Click on this link for further details: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1416524428/  

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Why the Democrats are Blue: Secular Liberalism and the Decline of the People's Party
by Mark Stricherz


Why the Democrats are Blue argues that secular, educated elites, using a commission created at the 1968 convention in Chicago and later chaired by Senator George McGovern, took the Democratic Party away from working class and religious Democrats. This quiet revolution helps explain why Democratic presidential candidates have lost a majority of recent presidential elections.

“In my travels across the country since the days of Jack Kennedy, I have seen the political transformation of Reagan Democrat areas such as Macomb County, Scranton, and South Boston. I knew that these Catholics and blue-collar workers did not leave the Democratic Party; the Democratic Party abandoned them. In fact, as Mark Stricherz shows, wealthy, liberal activists hijacked the national party, leaving millions of Catholics and working-class voters with no home in either party. An important and original book, Why the Democrats are Blue tells the story of a political revolution that the media never told us about.”

-Ray Flynn, former President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Ambassador to the Vatican

Hardcover: 315 pages

Publisher: Encounter Books (October 25, 2007)

ISBN-10: 159403205X; ISBN-13: 978-1594032059

Why the Democrats are Blue is available for purchase from Amazon.com. Click on this link for further details: http://www.amazon.com/dp/159403205X/

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The Making of Pro-life Activists: How Social Movement Mobilization Works
(Morality and Society Series)
by Ziad W. Munson

Unlike most of the books on our Priests for Life website, Mr. Munson’s book does not cover arguments for the pro-life position. Rather, he lays out an impartial sociological study of the dynamics of the pro-life movement – how that movement works on a local and interpersonal level. It stresses how personal relationships can be just as important as beliefs in winning individuals to the pro-life cause. We strongly recommend this study, particularly for pro-life leaders and organizers at every level.

"Why do people become activists in a political cause? Ziad Munson's brilliant study of the making of pro-life activists shakes up conventional answers to this question. Social contacts and networks are more important than preconceived attitudes, Munson shows. Activism is as much about building community as about mobilizing individuals. This study deserves careful attention beyond as well as within academia. It offers stimulating lessons for citizens and civic leaders across the political spectrum."

-Theda Skocpol, Harvard University

Paperback: 248 pages

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; 1 edition (February 15, 2009)

ISBN-10: 0226551202; ISBN-13: 978-0226551203

The Making of Pro-Life Activists is available for purchase from Amazon.com. For more information, click on the following link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0226551202

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A Life That Matters: The Legacy of Terri Schiavo – A Lesson for Us All
by Mary and Robert Schindler, Suzanne Schindler Vitadamo, and Bobby Schindler


In 2004-5, when the Terri Schiavo case divided the country, one side of the story was buried under the avalanche of politics and power. Now, Terri Schiavo’s parents, brother, and sister speak out—for Terri and themselves. A Life That Matters may well change every assumption you have about Terri’s too-brief life and prolonged, agonizing death.

Here the people who loved her and knew her best tell the story not only of the fifteen years Terri struggled to stay alive, but of a gentle child who brought happiness to everyone she touched. This is the story of a normal adolescent who blossomed into the beautiful young woman who captured Michael Schiavo’s heart. And it is the inside story of their troubled relationship, for the members of Terri’s family were witnesses to a growing tension—and were her confidants as she struggled in her marriage with the husband who would later crusade for her premature and unnecessary death.

A book that stakes clear moral ground without a political aim, A Life That Matters takes us inside Terri’s family when the courts ordered her feeding tube removed, and it leads inexorably to a scene that will haunt readers forever: a bereft family barred by the police from their daughter’s hospice room in the final moments of her life. You will also read about the role Priests for Life and Fr. Frank Pavone played in this drama.

A Life That Matters separates lies from truth, myth from facts, and politics from people. It challenges us to hear the words and feel the emotions of the warm, intensely private family who never sought the media storm that accosted them, or the devastating legal battle that broke their hearts. The book asks us what we would do if we found ourselves, as the Schindlers did, wanting nothing more than to love and care for a daughter as long as she could live.

Hardcover: 251 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; 1st edition (March 27, 2006)
ISBN-10: 0446579874; ISBN-13: 978-0446579872

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A Will to Live: Clear Answers on End of Life Issues

From the series The Shepherd’s Voice

By Archbishop Jose Gomez, Archbishop of San Antonio

Archbishop Jose Gomez explains what every Catholic needs to know in order to effectively and morally prepare for the inevitable death of our loved ones and ourselves. With changing values and modern medical technologies to deal with, this booklet explains how to approach end-of-life issues and prepare for death in a way consistent with our Catholic faith. You will learn the answers to these important issues and more: What dignified death means to a Catholic. Why euthanasia, even if well intended, is murder. What the culture of life really means. Whether a Catholic should have a living will . Which medical practices are immoral. Pope John Paul II s criteria for ordinary vs. extraordinary means. What is morally mandated for palliative care.

About the Author

The Most Reverend Jose H. Gomez, Archbishop of San Antonio since 2005, has distinguished himself as a respected national, and enthusiastic supporter of vocations to the priesthood and religious life, and continuously encourages all Catholics to witness their faith in their daily

Paperback: 68 pages

Publisher: Basilica Press (December 27, 2006)

ISBN-10: 193031406X

ISBN-13: 978-1930314061

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What Happened to Notre Dame?

by Charles E. Rice

When the University of Notre Dame announced that President Barack Obama would speak at its 2009 Commencement and would receive an honorary doctor of laws degree, the reaction was more than anyone expected. Students, faculty, alumni, and friends of Notre Dame denounced the honoring of Obama, who is the most pro-abortion president we have had.

Mary Ann Glendon, distinguished Harvard law professor and former ambassador to the Vatican, felt obliged to turn down the prestigious Laetare Medal on this account, so that her presence at the same commencement ceremony would not be used as an excuse by those who would try to “balance out” the scandal that occurred.

And, as Professor Rice mentions, the senior class members who decided to boycott their commencement because of the President’s appearance asked Fr. Frank Pavone to come and lead them in an alternate commencement ceremony taking place simultaneously on the campus.

What Happened to Notre Dame? by Charles E. Rice, with a Preface by Ralph McInerny and Introduction by Alfred Freddoso – three of Notre Dame’s most distinguished scholars, who together have served the University 124 years – first recounts the details of Notre Dame’s honoring of President Obama. It then examines the succession of fall-back excuses offered by the Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., and University publicists to justify Notre Dame’s defiance of the nation’s bishops and of Catholic teaching.

About the Authors

Charles E. Rice is professor emeritus in the Law School, University of Notre Dame, and is author, among other works, of Where Did I Come From? Where Am I Going? How Do I Get There? and The Winning Side, both from St. Augustine's Press.

Ralph McInerny, professor emeritus of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, and past director of the Maritain Center, is author of over 100 books, including scores of mysteries (most famously, the bestselling Fr. Dowling Mystery series and the Notre Dame series), many works in philosophy and history, and is translator of more than ten books.

Alfred J. Freddoso, professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, is a renowned translator from medieval Latin, most recently Thomas Aquinas's Treatise on Law: The Complete Text, from St. Augustine's Press.

Paperback: 224 pages

Publisher: St. Augustines Press; 1 edition (September 25, 2009)

ISBN-10: 1587319209; ISBN-13: 978-1587319204

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John Paul II: Confronting the Language Empowering the Culture of Death by William Brennan

This book reveals how through a discourse of truth-telling calling things by their proper name Pope John Paul II effectively exposed the corruption of language and thought fueling a death culture that is becoming increasingly embedded in medicine, human experimentation, commerce, law, and ideology. This is an indispensable guide to Pope John Paul s profound and practical insights, meditations, principles, and actions to protect society s most defenseless individuals.

Reviews from prominent Catholic thinkers:

No one has more astutely analyzed the language of death in our time than William Brennan, and his study of John Paul II's writings on the subject brings to our attention an aspect of the pope's thought that has often been overlooked. --James Hitchcock, Professor of History, St. Louis University

We live not only in a time and place but also in the description of that time and place. William Brennan exposes how that description was twisted and deformed, and how John Paul the Great responded by teaching the world the language of the culture of life. --Rev. Richard John Neuhaus, Editor in Chief, First Things

In his latest work Brennan catalogues the conceptual and language games used in law, medicine, and politics to deny the humanity of the weak and the vulnerable. Quoting from our cultural elites, Brennan contrasts their cold concepts with John Paul II s warm affirmation of the value of every human life all the while showing how their vocabulary undercuts the sanctity of human life. The work is also an excellent resource for anyone who wants at his fingertips a handbook of the most egregious anti-life statements by the most prestigious of our cultural leaders. It is well researched and documented, a valuable resource for anyone engaged in our battle for a culture of life. --Adrian Reimers, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame

Paperback: 172 pages
Publisher: Sapientia Press of Ave Maria University (October 27, 2008)
ISBN-10: 1932589449
ISBN-13: 978-1932589443

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Democrats for Life: Pro-Life Politics and the Silenced Majority

by Kristen Day

Day demonstrates how the Democratic Party has been hijacked by the extremely liberal members of the party and special interest groups such as NARAL. She illustrates that only 25% of people in America support the party’s agenda of “abortion on demand,” and that this superliberal approach to abortion has driven away voters because of this issue. This book is also important for Republicans to read, giving a powerful new perspective and potential ally in Congress. Many pro-life measures in Congress could not have been passed if it hadn’t been for pro-life Democrats, simply because the Republicans did not have enough votes. The Democratic Party’s suppression of its pro-life members is a serious issue for all pro-life people, Democrat or Republican.

Kristen Day is national director of Democrats for Life, a grassroots, pro-life organization in Washington D.C. A former congressional staffer, she now advocates full-time to support pro-life democrats, advocate for pro-life issues and bring her party back to Life. She and her husband live with their two children near Washington D.C.

Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: New Leaf Press (AR) (August 1, 2006)
ISBN-10: 0892216379
ISBN-13: 978-0892216376

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Pro-Life Answers

By Mark Crutcher

This book is dedicated to understanding and communicating the principle that human life is entitled to be protected by law without compromise or exception, and regardless of circumstance. However, it is not meant to simply be a catalogue of rote responses to the standard issues raised by abortion defenders. Instead, it was designed to train the reader to think like a pro-lifer.

That process begins by us understanding that we have a responsibility always to keep this issue in front of the American people, and to take every discussion about it seriously. With the public’s growing unease over abortion, people we could have never reached in the past are now willing to at least listen to the pro-life message. Even among people who actually work in abortion clinics, there is a creeping sense of doubt about what they are doing, and every rational pro-life argument they hear amplifies those doubts.

Paperback: 80 pages

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Redeeming A Father's Heart: Men Share Powerful Stories of Abortion Loss and Recovery

By Kevin Burke and David Wemhoff

Redeeming A Father's Heart presents the powerful stories of 10 courageous men with the common desire to present the truth of their abortion experience and the consequences of this life changing decision. These accounts are inspirational testimonies that journey deep into the heart of male post abortion pain...ultimately revealing the miraculous manifestation of God's transforming power. After you read these stories you will have a greater understanding and appreciation of male post abortion grief. The stories in Redeeming A Father's Heart provide a special roadmap for men and their loved ones, pointing the way to deeper understanding, hope and healing.

About the Author

Kevin Burke is a Licensed Social Worker, a Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life, and the Associate Director of Rachel's Vineyard Ministries an international post abortion healing outreach of Priests For Life. Kevin specializes in the education of counseling professionals, clergy/ministers and the public on the effects of abortion on men, couples and families. Kevin and his wife Theresa Burke, Ph.D., are authors of Grief to Grace, a retreat for healing the wounds of sexual abuse. David Wemhoff is an attorney in private practice. David also serves as adjunct faculty for two universities, at which he instructs on constitutional law and government. He lives and works in South Bend, Indiana. Marvin Stockwell is the public relations manager for the Church Health Center, a ministry that provides quality, affordable healthcare to uninsured working people and their families. Marvin previously worked as a newspaper reporter, editor and columnist. He and his wife Sarah have two children and live in Memphis.

Paperback: 120 pages
Publisher: AuthorHouse (May 24, 2007)
ISBN-10: 1434313670
ISBN-13: 978-1434313676

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Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice

By Francis Beckwith

"By a masterful marshalling of the pertinent arguments and a civil engagement with the counter-arguments, Beckwith makes a convincing case for law and social policy based on reason and natural rights rather than the will to power." -- Reverend Richard John Neuhaus, Editor-in-Chief, First Things

"Like a superhero fighting on hostile turf with one arm tied behind his back, Francis J. Beckwith confronts every argument ­- popular, legal, and philosophical ­- that comes out against the pro-life position and fends them off one by one with steadfast rationality and exuberant invention. Between punches, drawing on the science of embryology and on philosophical anthropology, he develops a gracious and luminous case for the simple goodness of human life and the basic equality of all members of the human community from the moment of conception. Readers will judge for themselves whether or not he delivers a knock-out, but after working through Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case against Abortion Choice, no one can honestly hide behind such conceits as that all educated people support abortion, that nothing but blind faith rejects abortion rights, or that we are faced with a tragic choice between intelligence and life." -- James R. Stoner, Jr., Louisiana State University

"Francis Beckwith's Defending Life directly confronts, with careful analysis of specific texts, a wide variety of arguments made by prominent scholars who favor abortion rights, including Judith Thomson, David Boonin, Dean Stretton, Eileen McDonagh, Paul Simmons, and Stuart Rosenbaum. Those who read the book may not agree with Beckwith, but they will have no ground to complain that he has not taken the arguments on the other side seriously, since the book is a sustained analysis and critique of the most important arguments in defense of abortion rights. It is often said that the anti-abortion position is fundamentally religious. Defending Life, however, provides a comprehensive and sophisticated philosophical defense of the position - too often given short shrift in academia - that abortion involves the deliberate, unjustifiable killing of a member of the human community. It is an invaluable contribution to debate on this central social and political issue." -- Christopher Wolfe, Marquette University

Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (August 13, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0521691354
ISBN-13: 978-0521691352

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The Politics of Abortion

By Anne Hendershott

In The Politics of Abortion, Anne Hendershott carefully analyzes the politics behind our most contentious issue. How did the culture shift that produced Roe v Wade occur? How did the Democratic Party move from being the party of the New Deal, Medicare, and Aid to Families with Dependent Children to the party of abortion-on-demand? Why are black women targeted as the primary consumers of abortion services? Why does Hollywood celebrate abortion and abortion providers in films and television? Why do pro-choice clergy assure followers that abortion is a sacred choice? Finally, arguing that Roe v Wade effectively radicalized the abortion debate by denying to the pro-life side the ordinary tools of politics and persuasion, Hendershott asks that we begin to move the discussions from the courts back to the realm of politics where there might be some prospect of resolution.

Hardcover: 190 pages
Publisher: Encounter Books; 1 edition (October 25, 2006)
ISBN-10: 1594031487
ISBN-13: 978-1594031489
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Motherhood Interrupted: Stories of Healing and Hope After Abortion

By Jane Brennan

“During my junior year in college, after much promiscuity, drinking and drug use, the inevitable happened. I was pregnant. My first reaction was one of total fear. What was I to do? Everyone around me said ‘get an abortion.’ In fact, abortion was well publicized around campus, socially acceptable and easily obtained. My boyfriend was not concerned at all about “my problem”. So, I decided abortion was my only choice.

When I arrived at the clinic, I had to see a staff counselor before anything else. She was very nice and seemed genuinely concerned about me. ‘The whole procedure will be very easy and then you can just go on with your life.’ She said. This was the first lie that was told to me. She continued, telling me that I wasn't carrying a baby, just a “clump of cells” - a second lie, which I didn’t realize until many years later.

The procedure was extremely painful and I almost passed out. As for “getting on with my life” that consisted of more drug use, promiscuity, drinking and now a new problem: depression. Life just seemed to be more difficult. I couldn’t see a way out...

As painful as it is, I tell my story to help other women have the courage to speak out. After hearing my story hopefully other post-abortive women suffering in silence will come forward with their own stories. Then the grim reality of how abortion shatters lives will be heard, and soon abortion will not be thought of as a clinical procedure or a fundamental right but the tragedy it is.”

Jane Brennan, MS, a former member of NOW and Planned Parenthood volunteer, has devoted her private counseling practice, Hope for the Journey, to offer post-abortive women a safe place to reconcile unresolved grief and loss. In 2005 Brennan received the Pro-Vitae (For Life) award from the Archdiocese of Denver, an award given to those who have shown tremendous support for pro-life issues. Brennan has also published several pieces regarding abortion’s aftermath on various websites.

Jane is the Silent No More Awareness Campaign Regional Coordinator (See www.SilentNoMoreAwareness.org for more information) and she volunteers with the Alternatives Pregnancy Center. She resides in Colorado with her husband Kyle and four daughters.

Paperback: 154 pages
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation (January 28, 2008)
ISBN-10: 1436302293
ISBN-13: 978-1436302296

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The Contraception of Grief

Edited by Dr. Theresa Burke, Ph.D., with Janet Morana

Among the many hidden sources of shame and grief in the Church today, perhaps none go as unnoticed, unmentioned and ignored as the emotional pain resulting from the use of contraception. A growing number of women, however, including non-Catholics, are coming forward with stories of profound grief and loss connected with their past use of artificial contraceptives. Many who pick up this booklet may be surprised to read that contraception can be related to intense grief. What is the root of this mysterious pain that many women and men are beginning to face? It is the growing awareness that some forms of birth control do more than just prevent pregnancy.

The Birth Control Pill, the IUD, and other hormonal contraceptives such as the Morning After Pill, Depo-Provera, and Norplant can, after conception occurs, cause the loss of a unique human life.

This booklet contains some of the latest scientific information on these forms of birth control and how they cause abortions in the earliest stages of a developing child’s life. Also included are stories of women and men who have faced the grief of losing children to abortifacient contraception. One of those who shares her testimony is Janet Morana, the Executive Director of Priests for Life and co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign.

The final chapters explore the overall effects of contraception on our relationships and on our faith journey, the challenges and benefits of Natural Family Planning, and, most importantly, the road to recovery for those who grieve the effects of contraception and wish to experience the mercy and forgiveness of the Lord in their lives.

Published in 2005
100 Pages

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The Four Steps to Healing

By Martha Shuping, M.D. And Debbie McDaniel, M.A. LPC

If you or someone you care about has experienced the pain of unresolved grief after abortion, you know how hard it can be to find help. Magazines and talk shows offer advice on nearly every topic, yet it’s rare to see a headline for post-abortion recovery.

The Four Steps to Healing sheds new light on an issue that has touched the lives of many but is talked about by few. The myth of abortion as a “selfish” choice is dispelled here by illustrations of women who chose abortion out of concern everyone’s needs but their own. Many who suffer from post-abortion grief are, in fact, caring nurturers, helpers by nature who take spiritual matters seriously.

In recognition of those who long to reconnect and go further in their faith, The Four Steps to Healing is available in both Catholic and non-denominational versions. Filled with practical suggestions, prayers and stories of hope, it is a resource for those who want to be healed and for those who want to help.

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Paperback: 136 pages
Publisher: Tabor Garden Press (April 13, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0972876928
ISBN-13: 978-0972876926

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Paperback: 120 pages
Publisher: Tabor Garden Press (April 11, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0972876944
ISBN-13: 978-0972876940

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Population Control: Real Costs, Illusory Benefits

by Steven Mosher

For over half a century, policymakers committed to population control have perpetrated a gigantic, costly, and inhumane fraud upon the human race. They have robbed people of the developing countries of their progeny and the people of the developed world of their pocketbooks. Determined to stop population growth at all costs, those Mosher calls "population controllers" have abused women, targeted racial and religious minorities, undermined primary health care programs, and encouraged dictatorial actions if not dictatorship. They have skewed the foreign aid programs of the United States and other developed countries in an anti-natal direction, corrupted dozens of well-intentioned nongovernmental organizations, and impoverished authentic development programs. Blinded by zealotry, they have even embraced the most brutal birth control campaign in history: China's infamous one-child policy, with all its attendant horrors. There is no workable demographic definition of "overpopulation." Those who argue for its premises conjure up images of poverty - low incomes, poor health, unemployment, malnutrition, overcrowded housing to justify anti-natal programs. The irony is that such policies have in many ways caused what they predicted - a world which is poorer materially, less diverse culturally, less advanced economically, and plagued by disease. The population controllers have not only studiously ignored mounting evidence of their multiple failures; they have avoided the biggest story of them all. Fertility rates are in free fall around the globe. Movements with billions of dollars at their disposal, not to mention thousands of paid advocates, do not go quietly to their graves. Moreover, many in the movement are not content to merely achieve zero population growth, they want to see negative population numbers. In their view, our current population should be reduced to one or two billion or so. Such a goal would keep these interest groups fully employed. It would also have dangerous consequences for a global environment.

About the Author

Steven W. Mosher is president of Population Research Institute and is recognized as one of the leading authorities on population studies. He is the author of several books and articles. His work has appeared in many publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic and National Review.

Paperback: 310 pages
Publisher: Transaction Publishers (April 17, 2008)
ISBN-10: 1412807131
ISBN-13: 978-1412807135
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The Right to Privacy (Bioethics & Culture)

by Janet E. Smith with foreward by Robert H. Bork

Janet Smith, well-known philosophy professor and writer, presents a critical look at the meaning of the "right to privacy" that has been so often employed by the Supreme Court in recent times to justify the creation of rights not found in the Constitution by any traditional method of interpreting a legal document. Smith shows how these inventions have led to the legal protection of abortion, assisted suicide, homosexual acts, and more. As Judge Bork says it shows that "morals legislation now seems constitutionally impermissible", and that the counterfeit right to privacy belongs to the genre of the indecipherable and incoherent that no one who wrote the Constitution and the Bill of Rights would have contemplated. Foreword by Robert Bork

Hardcover: 105 pages
Publisher: National Catholic Bioethics Center, Ignatius Press (June 30, 2008)
ISBN-10: 158617259X
ISBN-13: 978-1586172596
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Abortion under State Constitutions: A State-by-State Analysis

by Paul Benjamin Linton

Whether a state constitution protects a right to abortion is significant for two reasons: First, it may determine whether the State has the authority to enact and enforce laws regulating abortion (e.g., laws mandating informed consent or requiring parental notice or consent) within current federal constitutional limits. Second, and more important, it will determine whether the State would have the authority to enact and enforce laws prohibiting abortion, if the Supreme Court overrules Roe v. Wade and returns the issue of abortion to the States.

Abortion under State Constitutions is the first, full-length treatment of the subject to appear in print. For each State, the author considers possible sources of a right to abortion in the state constitution (privacy, due process of law, equality of rights, equal protection, privileges and immunities, as well as other provisions); state court decisions interpreting those provisions; the relevant state constitutional history; pre-Roe prohibitions of abortion and their interpretation by state courts; post-Roe regulations of abortion; and what rights state law has conferred upon unborn children outside the context of abortion.

Based upon the foregoing analysis, arranged topically within each State for ease of reference, the author concludes that thirteen state constitutions protect (or would be interpreted to protect) a state right to abortion that is independent of the right to abortion recognized in Roe v. Wade, while the supreme courts of the other thirty-seven States probably would not recognize a state right to abortion. Likely to become a standard reference work on the subject, Abortion under State Constitutions should be of interest not only to lawyers who litigate state abortion rights claims and judges who decide those cases, but to anyone on either side of the abortion debate who wants to have a better understanding of the status of abortion under state constitutions.

Hardcover: 610 pages
ISBN-10: 1594606048
ISBN-13: 978-1594606045
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Women's Health After Abortion: The Medical and Psychological Evidence (Second Edition, 2003)

by Elizabeth Ring-Cassidy and Ian Gentles

Based on the research and findings of more than 520 books and scientific papers, Women's Health after Abortion (Second Edition) is a comprehensive, up-to-date report of the physical and psychological impact of induced abortion on women.

Elizabeth Ring-Cassidy and Ian Gentiles have assembled a compelling account of the research on post-abortion difficulties, both short and long term. Although they often touch upon technical matters, they write with a humanity and clarity that makes their conclusions readily accessible to the general reader. As this book makes overwhelmingly clear, women who seek abortions in the United States and Canada are not even told of the risk they are running. It is hard to see the intentional withholding of such essential information as a contribution to women’s ‘liberation’ much less their dignity and well being. - Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

Price: $19.95
Paperback: 333 pages
Publisher: The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research; Second Edition edition (September 10, 2003)
ISBN-10: 0920453244
ISBN-13: 978-0920453247

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Sharing the Heart of Christ: For Clergy, Counselors and Laity in Post Abortion Ministry

By Kevin Burke, LSW, Theresa Burke, PhD, and Fr. Frank Pavone

There is a lot of pain in our midst…pain regarding the tragedy of abortion. We as priests and deacons share in that pain, along with counselors and laity. We are also called to address it. Dealing with it is an essential aspect of our call to serve the needs of our people.

Sharing the Heart of Christ will help you preach and minister, in truth and compassion, regarding what the United States bishops have called, “the fundamental human rights issue of our day,” that is, abortion (Resolution on Abortion, 1989). These reflections provide a springboard, a stimulus to prayerful thought, from which you will then be able to build a fruitful ministry of pro-life preaching and pastoral care adapted to the concrete situation in which you serve.

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Paperback: 44 pages
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The Emerging Brave New World

By Tom Glessner

In his classic novel Brave New World, English writer Aldous Huxley wrote of a future where human beings are manipulated, abused and even killed for the perceived good of society. Huxley envisioned a future where human life is cheapened and easily disposed of for the benefit of a controlling elite. Christian philosopher C.S. Lewis referred to such an elite as men without chests. Indeed, in such a brave new world humanity itself is redefined to allow for the elimination of those deemed inferior. Is Huxley’s ghoulish nightmare about to descend upon America? Will we lose control over our destiny to an elite comprised of men without chests? Thomas Glessner writes of the gradual dehumanization on human beings that has invaded American culture and has accelerated at a frightening pace since the 1973 Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade. The subsequent dehumanization of unborn human beings and the emergence of abortion on demand have opened the door to a culture where humanity is redefined and those deemed of insignificant value are eliminated. This book discusses the ongoing cultural battle between the traditional sanctity of life ethic, which has been the foundation of Western civilization and American culture for centuries and the modern quality of life ethic, which is increasingly gaining control in academia as well as the hearts and minds of the public. Glessner challenges the Christian church to respond to the current cultural decline by placing priority upon efforts to restore the sanctity of life ethic in our cultural institutions. Only through such monumental efforts will the emergence of a brave new world be defeated. With foreword by Senator Tom Coburn, United States Senate.

Paperback: 285 pages
Publisher: HighWay (July 1, 2008)
ISBN-10: 0981495737
ISBN-13: 978-0981495736
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Politics for the Greatest Good: The Case for Prudence in the Public Square

By Clarke Forsythe

With a level-headed voice, leading policy strategist Clarke Forsythe speaks clearly into the fray of political striving. Here he campaigns for a recovery of a rich understanding of the virtue of prudence, and for its application by policymakers and citizens to contemporary public policy.

As Forsythe explains, prudence, in its classical sense, is the ability to apply wisdom to right action. In this book he explores the importance of applying the principles of prudence--taking account of limitations in a world of constraints and striving to achieve the greatest measure of justice under current circumstances--to the realm of politics, especially that of bioethics.

In particular, Forsythe applies these concepts to the ongoing debate among pro-life advocates regarding gradual versus radical change as the most effective way to achieve political and legislative goals. Drawing on the Bible, philosophy, and the wisdom of historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln and William Wilberforce, he makes a strong case for a strategy of seeking to achieve the maximal change possible at a given time--or political prudence. As such, it has broad implications for political scientists and strategists both within and beyond the pro-life context.

Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: IVP Books (June 2009)
ISBN-10: 0830829229
ISBN-13: 978-0830829224
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Embryo

Robert George and Christopher Tollefsen

In Embryo, philosophers Robert George and Christopher Tollefsen deliver an intellectual justification for the legal recognition of human embryos as full and complete human persons. While this book does not center on the topic of abortion per se, it nevertheless directly impacts the abortion debate. Why?: Because if an embryo deserves full legal recognition as a person, then there can be no legal justification for killing embryos in abortion – or in embryonic stem cell research, for that matter. The fates of millions of human persons in the embryonic stage depend upon the arguments presented in this book.

Embryo is not a light read; in fact, readers will benefit greatly from some academic background in philosophy before opening this book. George and Tollefsen delve deeply into various branches of philosophy and illustrate powerfully how one’s choice of philosophy can determine one’s views on human rights. Specifically they attack the dualism so deeply prevalent in pro-choice circles, a dualism that most often manifests itself in the belief that if a human can’t think or talk, then s/he doesn’t deserve human rights. This belief doesn’t just apply to embryos: Think Terri Schiavo.

For university students and all those engaged in debate, Embryo is an excellent source of information and reflection.

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Doubleday; 1 edition (January 8, 2008)
ISBN-10: 0385522827
ISBN-13: 978-0385522823
Price: $16.29
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Can a Catholic Be a Democrat?

David Carlin

David Carlin used to be loyal Democrat. He was even a Democratic Rhode Island state senator for twelve years. But then something happened: The Democratic Party began championing causes inimical to his deep Catholic faith, causes like abortion, sexual license, militant secularism, and euthanasia. Now the Democratic Party has given us a president with a radically extreme pro-abortion voting record, and Carlin is asking himself: Is it possible to support the Democratic Party without stepping on the Faith – even for the time it takes to push a button in the voting booth?

In this excellent, thought-provoking book, Carlin discusses why the Democratic Party abandoned the ideals of the Catholic working class and adopted those of Hollywood. (Hint: Remember that he who pays the piper calls the tune.) He then challenges all Catholics who retain a love and allegiance for the Democratic Party to reexamine their political loyalties in the light of their loyalty to the Faith. In the process, he ignites hope that if enough Catholics choose the Faith over political affiliation, it may just be possible to witness the rise of parties truly faithful to all values the Church holds dear.

Paperback: 220 pages
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press (August 30, 2005)
ISBN-10: 1933184191
ISBN-13: 978-1933184197
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A Civilization of Love: What Every Catholic Can Do to Transform the World
by Carl Anderson


Like many pro-life authors, Carl Anderson knows that our current culture is in a mess. Unlike some, however, Anderson recognizes that more energy should be devoted to fixing the problem than to worrying about the problem. It should come as no surprise, then, that Anderson sees the solution to our present societal ills in a return to personal responsibility. Government alone will not make society pro-life, it will only become pro-life insofar as every individual takes responsibility for living the Gospel of life. In other words, Anderson challenges the reader to live up to a sobering realization: The pro-life movement starts with me.

Price: $10.97

Paperback: 240 pages

Publisher: HarperOne (May 5, 2009)

ISBN-10: 0061335320; ISBN-13: 978-0061335327

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A Love for Life
by Dennis Di Mauro


Dennis DiMauro is a board member of the National Pro-Life Religious Council (NPRC), headed by Fr. Frank Pavone. The NPRC educates the public on the historic, Biblical Christian teaching on the sanctity of life. A Love for Life is the result of the NPRC's decision to update Christians about the historic and current positions of various denominations on abortion.

The following review comes from ChristianBookReviews.net:

The recent pronouncements of such political figures as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator (now Vice-President-Elect) Joseph Biden on theological matters concerning abortion have focused attention on the historic claims of the Church concerning whether the “termination of a pregnancy” is inherently sinful. One might wonder why those of the political elite would care about theological history but Pelosi and Biden, both Catholic, were at pains to defend themselves against charges of being “bad Catholics” in an election year. In view of suggestions by many Catholic bishops that supporting abortion rights was a communion-breaking offense, both attempted to present the history of Catholicism as much more nuanced on the issue.

Of course, no one has ever confused either with an expert on Church history. Indeed, their claims are totally absurd. But it is one thing to state their absurdity and another to demonstrate it. Dennis DiMauro has ably done the latter in A Love for Life as he examines the history of the Church regarding its view on the abortion issue. By the end of the book, he has convincingly demolished the claims of those whose wishful thinking would allow them to promote abortion as an issue where the Church has been historically divided.

Beginning with the most ancient sources, DiMauro mines both Scripture and Christian tradition to bring together all the elements of a view on life that challenged the “culture of death” existing in the pagan Roman Empire and triumphed over it. The author points out how the pro-life position was the consistent Christian view throughout the patristic, medieval, and Reformation periods among all Christian traditions and only weakened in recent times as some within the Church have forsaken the historic morality of Christendom for one more amenable to the newly emerging “culture of death” of our own times.

The author also points out that the division among Christians on this issue is much overplayed. Most of the “pro-choice” support is within the rapidly disappearing “mainline” churches of the West. It is elsewhere that Christendom is on the rise and there the pro-life position is dominant. Given the mainline churches retreat on a whole host of issues, it can be effectively argued that they merely represent the lapsed faith of dying churches.

It might be helpful if every pro-choice politician read A Love for Life before commenting on the “diversity of opinions” within Christianity on the abortion issue. It will probably not change their minds – their views are clearly formed without any Christian source – but it might give them pause before they make clearly insupportable claims. Whatever may be their reasons for supporting abortion, they cannot blame it on Christ.

Price: $18.00

Paperback: 178 pages

Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers (June 2008)

ISBN-10: 1556358288; ISBN-13: 978-1556358289

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Defending Life 2009: Proven Strategies for a Pro-Life America

Defending Life is a legal guide produced annually by Americans United for Life as a comprehensive reference source for pro-life legislators and activists. It provides research-based, nonpartisan information on the history and relative effectiveness of pro-life legislation both on the national level and in each of the fifty States as well as in-depth analysis of all current and future legislative challenges. Senator Tom Coburn writes the forward.

The book is divided into sections on abortion, the legal recognition of unborn and newly born children, bioethics and biotechnology, end-of-life issues, healthcare rights of conscience, and state report cards.

As a key reference book for in the pro-life movement, Defending Life is unique and irreplaceable. In its comprehensiveness, thoroughness and reliability, it is ideally suited for state legislators and politically astute and active individuals and organizations.

Find more information on the Americans United for Life website.

Paperback: 1056 pages
Publisher: Americans United for Life; 4th edition (March 1, 2009)
ISBN-10: 0977720454
ISBN-13: 978-0977720453
$39.95
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The Case for Life

by Scott Klusendorf

Scott Klusendorf’s The Case for Life delivers a clarity on the abortion issue that all pro-life advocates must be able to appreciate and then deliver in order to change the nature of the current abortion debate. That clarity centers on one fundamental question: What is a pregnant woman pregnant with?

The answer to that question determines the debate. Because if pregnancy does not involve an unborn human being, then everything the pro-choice movement advocates is true: The pregnant woman should be entirely free to dispose of her pregnancy however she wishes. If, however, her actions infringe upon the rights of another person, namely the embryo or fetus inside her body, then the answer becomes totally different.

Klusendorf’s arguments concerning abortion are logically solid, and the techniques he advocates for debate are effective.

Scott Klusendorf is a committed evangelical Christian and the final part of his book concerns the relationship between the pro-life position and evangelical Christianity as well as interreligious dialogue on abortion.

Find more information on http://www.caseforlife.com

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Crossway Books
ISBN-10: 1433503204
ISBN-13: 9781433503207
$15.99
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Supreme Deception

By Sybil Fletcher Lash

Published in 2002, this book chronicles the life of Sandra Cano, the "Mary Doe" of the Supreme Court's Doe vs. Bolton abortion decision (the companion case to Roe vs. Wade). This book exposes the lies told to the Supreme Court Justices which completely ignored Sandra's wishes.

ISBN Number 0-9718831-0-6
Published in 2002 by Sentinel Productions, PO Box 1509, Lawrenceville, GA 30046-1509; Phone: 770-978-2350; Fax: 770-736-7830.

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Men and Abortion: A Path to Healing

By C.T. Coyle, Ph. D.

Men are hurt by abortion, and need healing from it. This book is based on research on case studies, from which a program of healing has been developed. The book is useful for post-abortion men, their families, and those who counsel them.

ISBN Number 1-894169-87-5
Published in 1999 by Essence Publishing, 44 Moira Street West, Belleville, Ontario, Canada K8P 1S3; Phone: 1-800-238-6376; Fax: 613-962-3055; Email: info@essence.on.ca; Web: www.essence.on.ca 

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Thinking Theologically about Abortion

Edited by Paul T. Stallsworth

In 1998, the National Pro-life Religious Council held an ecumenical conference for pastors on the topic "Building a Ministry for Life." This book contains the texts of four of the presentations made that day.

ISBN Number 1-885224-30-3
Published in 2000 by Bristol House, LTD,PO Box 4020, Anderson, IN 46013-0020.  Phone 765-644-0856, 1-800-451-7323; Fax 765-622-1045

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The Right Choice

Edited by Paul T. Stallsworth

This collection of sermons and talks brings together an outstanding array of advocates for the pro-life position from many denominations. It will help pastors who want to preach about abortion bur don't know how to begin. The editor and a number of the contributors belong to the National Pro-life Religious Council.

ISBN Number 0-687-05079-0
Published in 1997 by Abingdon Press, PO Box 801, 201 Eighth Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37202-0801

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The Church & Abortion

Edited by Paul T. Stallsworth

Is much of American Protestantism out of step with historic Christian teaching on abortion? The contributors to this book, while writing from the vantage point of United Methodists, provide valuable theological and pastoral perspectives for all Christians.

ISBN Number 0-687-07852-0
Published in 1993 by Abingdon Press, 201 Eighth Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203

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Not My Own: Abortion and the Marks of the Church

by Terry Schlossberg and Elizabeth Achtemeier

This book provides a challenge to Christian churches that have grown lax in their opposition to abortion. It shows that our pro-life convictions are not an optional "add-in," but rather are rooted in the very nature of the Church.

ISBN Number 0-8028-0875-1
Published in 1995 by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Co, 255 Jefferson Ave. S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Deeply Damaged: An Explanation for the Profound Problems Arising from Aborting Babies and Abusing Children

by Philip Ney

This is a detailed and fascinating account of untold psychological harm caused by abortion, and a unique analysis of the mutual causality between abortion and child abuse.

ISBN Number 0-920952-10-0
Published in 1997 by Pioneer Publishing Co., LTD

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Letters to Gabriel

by Karen Santorum

Karen tells the story of her medically complicated pregnancy and her child whose life was so short. She and her family loved their child in his frailty in the womb, at the very time when her husband, Senator Rick Santorum, was defending the lives of all such children in the Senate's debate on partial-birth abortion. Describing the birth of Gabriel, Karen writes, "As sad as it was, the time with you gave us a chance to love and care for you."

ISBN Number 1-56814-528-4
Published in 1998 by CCC of America, 6000 Campus Circle Dr., Irving, TX 75063; Phone 972-751-1915

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Catholic Bioethics and the Gift of Human Life

by William May

This book gives a detailed overview of Catholic teaching on major bioethical issues, including contraception, abortion, reproductive technologies, experimentation, euthanasia, assisted suicide, organ transplantation, and the definition of death.

ISBN Number 0-87973-683-6
Published in 2000 by Our Sunday Visitor, 200 Noll Plaza, Huntington, IN 46750
Phone 1-800-348-2440; Email osvbooks@osv.com; Website www.osv.com 

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The Identity and Status of the Human Embryo: Proceedings of the Third Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life

This book, just published in English at the Vatican, contains the papers of Vatican Officials, bishops, and various experts on the status of the human embryo. 

ISBN Number 88-209-2470-6
Published in 1998 by Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 00120 Vatican City State, Phone 39-06-6988-5003, Fax 39-06-6988-4716 (If calling from the US, add 011 before dialing).

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Human Genome, Human Person and the Society of the Future: Proceedings of the Fourth Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life

ISBN Number 88-209-2645-8
Published in 1999 by Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 00120 Vatican City State, Phone 39-06-6988-5003, Fax 39-06-6988-4716 (If calling from the US, add 011 before dialing).

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The Dignity of the Dying Person: Proceedings of the Fifth Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life

ISBN Number 88-209-2874-4
Published in 2000 by Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 00120 Vatican City State, Phone 39-06-6988-5003, Fax 39-06-6988-4716 (If calling from the US, add 011 before dialing).

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The Culture of Life: Foundations and Dimensions: Proceedings of the Seventh Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life

ISBN Number 88-209-7221-2
Published in 2002 by Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 00120 Vatican City State, Phone 39-06-6988-5003, Fax 39-06-6988-4716 (If calling from the US, add 011 before dialing).

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Victims and Victors
Speaking out about their Pregnancies, Abortions, and Children Resulting from Sexual Assault

By David C. Reardon

In this book, read the testimonies of 192 women who reveal that most pregnant sexual assault victims don't want abortion, and those who do abort only suffer more. This is the most comprehensive study published on this theme.

ISBN Number 0-9648957-1-4
Published in 2000 by Acorn Books/Elliot Institute, PO Box 7348, Springfield, IL 62791-7348
Phone 1-888-412-2676, 217-525-8202; Website www.afterabortion.org 

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Giving Sorrow Words: Women's Stories of Grief after abortion

by Melinda Reist Tankard

This book includes the personal accounts of 18 women, and draws on the experiences of over 200 others. Learn how they suffer the lack of adequate counseling and informed consent, and pressure from partners, families, and society. This is the first book telling the stories of Australian women grieving after abortion.

ISBN Number 1-875989-67-6
Published in 2000 by Duffy & Snellgrove, PO Box 177, Potts Point NSW 1335 Australia; www.duffyandsnellgrove.com.au

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Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation

by President Ronald Reagan

This is the only book written by a sitting US President, and one to whom no moral issue was of greater importance than the sanctity of human life.

Published in 2000 by New Regency Publishing, Sacramento,CA.  Phone 1-800-266-5639; Website www.nrpub.com

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Culture of Death: The Assault on Medical Ethics in America

by Wesley Smith

In this book, Wesley Smith shows how American health care, as well as our courts and legislators, have been convinced by an elite group of bioethicists to trade the ethic of the inherent equal dignity of all human lives for one of utilitarianism and cost-benefit analysis. Smith calls for a reassertion of the enduring principle of the sanctity of life.

ISBN Number 1-893554-06-6
Published in 2000 by Encounter Books, 116 New Montgomery St., San Francisco, CA 94105.  Phone 415-538-1460; Fax 415-538-1461; Website: www.encounterbooks.com 

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Breast Cancer: Its Link to Abortion and the Birth Control Pill

by Chris Kahlenborn, MD

This book lays out the evidence that both induced abortion and use of the birth control pill are independent risk factors for the development of breast cancer.

ISBN Number 0-9669777-3-4
Published in 2000 by One More Soul, 1846 North Main Street, Dayton, OH 45405.  Phone 1-800-307-7685; Email: omsoul@omsoul.com; website: www.omsoul.com

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May it Please the Court: Arguments on Abortion

by Stephanie Guitton & Peter Irons

These are live recordings and transcripts of the oral arguments in eight Supreme Court cases on reproductive rights.

ISBN Number 1-56584-233-5
Published in 1995 by The New Press, New York

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Life is a Blessing: A Biography of Jerome Lejeune

by Clara Lejeune

Dr. Lejeune's daughter writes this masterful account of a man who knew how to be a father as well as he knew how to be a scientist. He discovered the genetic origin of Down Syndrome, but more importantly, he was able to articulate a Christian vision of the human person far beyond the sum of his or her genes and chromosomes.

ISBN Number 0-89870-812-5
Published in 2000 by Ignatius Press, PO Box 1339, Ft. Collins, CO 80522
Phone 1-800-322-1531; Fax 1-800-278-3566; Website www.ignatius.com 

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Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion

by Theresa Burke, Ph.D, with David C.Reardon

This book demonstrates that grief after abortion is neither expected nor permitted in our society. Drawing from their vast experience of post-abortion counseling, the authors illustrate some of the ways that this "disenfranchised grief" eats away at the personality, and results in harmful and bizarre behavior.

ISBN Number 0-9648957-8-1
Published in 2001 by Acorn Books/Elliot Institute, PO Box 7348, Springfield, IL 62791-7348.  Phone 217-525-8202, 1-877-412-2676; Website www.afterabortion.org 

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The Gathering of The Lambs

by Fr. Norman Weslin

No matter what you may think of its controversial author, this book contains 528 pages of history and spirituality that all who are concerned about abortion should read. It traces how today's disciples have laid down their freedom for their unborn brothers and sisters, inspired by a spirituality of the "victim-soul."

Published in 2000 by Fr. Norman Weslin, 12203 E. Ilif, Unit L, Aurora, CO 80014.  Phone 1-877-299-9459; Fax 303-751-6815

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Detrimental Effects of Abortion

by Thomas Strahan

This book is the only publication to list, all in one place, all the major statistically significant studies on abortion. It includes brief descriptions of the findings of the studies. Topics include abortion decision-making, standard of care, adolescents and abortion, and the physical, psychological, and social effects of the procedure.

ISBN Number 0-9648957-0-6
Published in 2001 by Acorn Books/Elliot Institute, PO Box 7348, Springfield, IL 62791-7348.  Phone 217-525-8202; Website www.afterabortion.org 

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Catholics for a Free Choice Exposed

by Brian Clowes, Ph.D

As the US bishops have declared, "Catholics for a Free Choice" is not Catholic. This book analyzes the group's aggressive program of infiltration and subversion, and its goal of the legalization of abortion worldwide.

ISBN Number 1-55922-047-3
Published in 2001 by Human Life International, 4 Family Life, Front Royal, VA 22630.  Phone 540-635-7884; Fax 540-636-7363; Email hli@hli.org; Website www.hli.org 

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Their Blood Cries Out

by Troy Newman and Cheryl Sullenger

This brief book gives the Biblical basis for the doctrine of "Bloodguilt." Abortion is not only a sin; it is our sin. The first spiritual response we need to have to abortion is to repent of it ourselves, because innocent blood shed on the land implicates every person on the land.

Published in 2001 by Restoration Press/Operation Rescue West PO Box 601150, Sacramento, CA 95860.  Website www.operationrescue.org

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Am I Now Your Enemy For Telling You The Truth?

by Troy Newman & Cheryl Sullenger

This book, in question and answer format, is a sequel to Their Blood Cries Out.

Published in 2002 by Restoration Press/Operation Rescue West, PO Box 601150, Sacramento, CA 95860; Website www.operationrescue.org

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The Art & Practice of Lobbying

by William Pierce, Ph.D.

After forty years of nonprofit lobbying, Bill Pierce gives the reader confidence that he/she can lobby effectively, with a clear understanding of what should be expected and how to achieve it.

Published in 2001 by Pierce Group International, PO Box 1253, State College, PA 16804; Phone 814-364-2449

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Short of a Miracle: Tina Torry's Story of Hope in the Midst of Tragedy

by Crystal Pitrois

Tina Torry had an abortion, but it didn't work. Her daughter Heidi survived! Here's the story of this miracle of life.

ISBN Number 1-889893-69-3
Published in 2002 by Ambassador Emerald International, 427 Wade Hampton Blvd., Greenville, SC 29609

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Standing with Courage: Confronting Tough Decisions about Sex

by Mary-Louise Kurey

Discover this dynamic young woman, Miss Wisconsin 1999, who bears witness to the Gospel of Life and the message of chastity nationwide!

ISBN Number 1-931709-03-3
Published in 2002 by Our Sunday Visitor, 200 Noll Plaza, Huntington, IN 46750.  Phone 1-800-348-2440; Email osvbooks@osv.com; Website www.osv.com

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Pro-Life 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Case Persuasively

by Scott Klusendorf

This small book gives you a complete presentation of how to succinctly answer the questions about abortion that you are likely to get from friends and enemies.

ISBN Number 1-930836-06-6
Published in 2002 by Stand to Reason Press, 1438 East 33rd St., Signal Hill, CA 90807.  Phone 1-800-2-Reason; Website www.str.org

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Her Choice to Heal:  A guide to Post-Abortion healing

by Sydna Masse and Joan Phillips

Both authors had abortions and address this book directly to the post-abortive woman.

Available from Ramah International, PO Box 173, Ramah, CO 80832-0173; Phone and Fax (719) 573-7707; E-Mail: Sydna@aol.com. -- Online Order form for Her Choice to Heal

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The Centurion's Pathway: A Description of the Difficult Transition for Ex-Abortion Providers or Facilitators

by Philip G. Ney, MD, FRCP(C), MA, Rpsych, and Marie A. Peeters, MD.

What leads someone who has been trained to heal and cure to begin using his/her skills to kill babies by abortion? How does such a person come to leave the abortion industry? What does all this have to do with the powerful concept of the "scapegoat"? Find the answers to these and other fascinating questions in this book.

Available from The Society of Centurions, PO Box 27103, 750 Goldstream Ave, Victoria, BC V9B 5S4, Canada.

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"Dichiarazione Sull'Aborto Procurato"

This book on procured abortion has been published from the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The volume presents to the Church once again the 1974 Declaration on Procured Abortion (in Italian and Latin), and also contains documents on abortion issued by eight Episcopal Conferences from around the world: Italy, Rhodesia, the United States, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, and Australia. The book carries an introduction by His Eminence Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger.

It is published by Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 00120 Vatican City State, Phone: (from US) 011-3906-6988-5003; Fax: 011-3906-6988-4716.

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Won By Love

by Norma McCorvey, with Gary Thomas.

This is the story of how the "Jane Roe" of Roe vs. Wade was used by the abortion movement for their purposes, and then was surprised by the Lord Jesus, who claimed her as His own.

Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers (December 30, 1997)
ISBN-10: 0785286543
ISBN-13: 978-0785286547
$16.98
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The Hand of God

Dr. Bernard Nathanson tells the story of his journey from abortion to salvation.

Available from Regnery Press, Washington DC., 1-888-219-4747.

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Access: The Key to Pro-life Victory

by Mark Crutcher.

In this brief booklet, filled with quotes from abortion providers, you will learn how the pro-life movement is winning without even having to overturn Roe vs. Wade. The legality of abortion without access to the abortion procedure is more and more the picture of America. Contact Life Dynamics Incorporated, PO Box 2226, Denton, TX 76202 (940-380-8700).

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Lime 5, Exploited by Choice

by Mark Crutcher.

This book destroys the lie that legal abortion is "safe." Available from Life Dynamics Incorporated, PO Box 2226, Denton, TX 76202. www.ldi.org

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The Cost of Abortion

by Lawrence Roberge.

Using government sources, this book analyzes the impact of legal abortion on our society, our economy, and even our national security!

Order at 1-800-552-1098.

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Faithful for Life: The Autobiography of Fr. Paul Marx

Available from Human Life International, 4 Family Life, Front Royal, VA 22630, 1-800-549-LIFE, Email publications@hli.org

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Real Choices

by Frederica Mathewes-Green.

This book explores why women choose abortions, reversing some common myths. (1994, Questar Publishers, PO Box 1720, Sisters, Oregon 97759).

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Post-Abortion Aftermath

Edited by Fr. Michael Mannion

A collection of scholarly essays on post- abortion trauma and healing. (1994, order from Sheed & Ward at 1-800-333-7373).

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When Life and Choice Collide: Essays on Rhetoric and Abortion.

Edited by David Mall

A collection of scholarly essays on language and the abortion controversy. (1994, Kairos Books, PO Box 708, Libertyville, IL 60048).

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Dehumanizing the Vulnerable: When Word Games Take Lives

by William Brennan

The language used to dehumanize the preborn has been used before to dehumanize other classes of people. (1995, Loyola University Press, 3441 North Ashland Ave., Chicago, Ill 60657.)

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Making Abortion Rare: A Healing Strategy for a Divided Nation

by David Reardon.

This book is about developing a comprehensive strategy which re-emphasizes our commitment to being both pro-woman and pro-life, and integrating post-abortion efforts into pro-life strategy. Available from Acorn Books, PO Box 7348, Springfield, Ill. 62791. Phone 1-888-412-2676; 217-525-8202; www.afterabortion.org 

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Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: Past & Present

by Dr. J.C.Willke, MD et al

(1998) available from Hayes Publishing Co., 6304 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224.

VIDEOS

The Cost of Abortion DVD

The Cost of Abortion is a hard-hitting look at the devastation that abortion has caused in the United States.  This video reveals what abortion actually is with a short clip showing its audience what exactly happens to the baby during an abortion.  This video exposes the lies the pro-choice side shares as to how long into a pregnancy an abortion can be performed and the reasons that abortions are actually performed.

The Cost of Abortion, presented by Michael Voris, digs even further to find the actual financial cost of abortion.  In under an hour, we see clearly how abortion has had devastating effects on the economy.  Mathematically, the host shows how the fifty million consumers could have been responsible for the financial solvency of the United States if only they had been born.

Visit www.TheCostOfAbortion.com

Maafa 21 - DVD

Maafa 21 is a riveting narrative of continuing racism in the abortion industry today. Did you know that Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, purposely targeted the African-American community in her campaign of birth control eugenics? We at Priests for Life strongly recommend this fascinating documentary, which features an appearance from our own Dr. Alveda King, Director of African-American Outreach at Priests for Life.

Description from the producers:

“They were stolen from their homes, locked in chains and taken across an ocean. And for more than 200 years, their blood and sweat would help to build the richest and most powerful nation the world has ever known.

But when slavery ended, their welcome was over. America's wealthy elite had decided it was time for them to disappear, and they were not particular about how it might be done.

In Maafa 21, you will see that the plan these people set in motion 150 years ago is still being carried out today.

So don't think that this is history. It is not.  "It is happening right here, and it's happening right now.”

To order a copy of Maafa 21, contact Life Dynamics:

Life Dynamics, Inc
P.O. Box 2226
Denton, Texas 76209
940-380-8800 phone
940-380-8700 fax
maafa21@lifedynamics.com


Thine Eyes - DVD

This documentary film provides a firsthand view of the true spirit of the March for Life and its thousands of participants.

"To the degree that we can get this documentary in front of the audience is the degree which we can correct the image of the Pro-Life Movement in America." - Jack Cashill, Executive Producer

The creative force behind Thine Eyes includes Steve Sanborn, Executive Producer, Jack Cashill, Producer, Mike Wunsch, Director, and actress and model Jennifer O’Neill, Narrator.

The film specifically does four things:

1. Provides accurate and artistic coverage of the 36th annual March for Life is to shared with the world via DVD, Christian television networks, and on YouTube.

2. Includes a fundraising appeal component on behalf of the pro-life movement in general. Viewers should know the pro-life movement only raises roughly $50 million annually, whereas the opposition raises billions. This film inspires pro-life people to give of their time, talent and treasure.

3. Raises awareness about the March for Life and the pro-life position, especially among young people, with a message that is based strictly on the “conception to natural death” position.

4. Provides a visual resource to prolife organizations, schools, churches and any person or organization that wishes to make use of this resource.

If you would like to order a copy of Thine Eyes, call 816-733-2028, email info@thineeyes.org, or click on this website link: www.thineeyes.org.
 

22 Weeks

"22 Weeks" has the images and sound effects of a horror flick, but it isn't one. Instead, it's based on a true account of a woman who sought a late-term abortion but found herself living a nightmare.

In the 25-minute featurette, Angela, played by Natalie Wenninger, wakes up in her motel room covered in blood. She rushes to the clinic where she had been injected with a needle the day before to abort her baby 22 weeks into her pregnancy. She’s bleeding profusely and is having contractions but is left alone in a dirty room at the clinic. Something is wrong.

Earlier in the film, we find a much different Angela at the EPOC Clinic in Orlando, Fla., as she is midway through the second trimester of her pregnancy. There, Angela is presented with two options: the suction method or an injection to the baby's heart.

She chooses the latter, convinced by employees that the procedure will not cause the baby any pain. She would simply have a stillborn birth the following day. To her, the suction method is a monstrous act.

After the procedure, she is met by a group of pro-life advocates outside the clinic. When one Christian tries to convince her to save the baby, Angela replies, "God was never raped."

While there a several uncomfortable moments when Angela experiences some complications, the shocking scene near the end comes as she has given birth to her baby on a toilet.

"He's alive!" Angela screams, shocked that the baby was not dead like the employees had assured he would be when born.

But the mother is even more horrified when the employees, who respond slowly to her cries, deny the baby is living, do not help her and lock her in the bathroom.

"He's alive and they won't help me!" Angela tells her friend on the phone. "I don't want this anymore ... I made a mistake! Call 911!"

As Angela waits for help, she holds the baby close to her, telling her son, "I'm so sorry" and "I love you so much," and wishing she had another chance.

When the ambulance arrives at the clinic, the employees try to turn them away, insisting that no one placed a 911 call.

"22 Weeks" is based on an article by World Net Daily, which published the true testimonies of the real mother, Angele, in 2005. And while what was depicted in the film was horrifying enough, Angele said what actually happened was even worse.

The baby, whom Angele had named Rowan, died 10 minutes after the 911 call by her friend due to negligence. The doctor, Jim Perper, who administered the injection, was not prosecuted.

Angele, who has not released her last name, attended the free screening of the film at Union Station's Phoenix Theaters in Washington, D.C. as another way of going public with her experience.

…Excerpt of a review by Lillian Kwon taken in the online edition of The Christian Post at http://www.christianpost.com/article/20090122/abortion-film-22-weeks-disturbs-exposes/index.html (January 22, 2009)

Blue Eyes Like Janey’s (DVD)

Blue Eyes Like Janey’s is a profoundly moving music video, produced in 2008, and featuring a song written by Bobby Rennert and performed by David Huff. The song is narrated from the perspective of a teenage boy suffering from post-abortion grief. This young man pressured his pregnant girlfriend into aborting their unborn baby girl. After coming face to face with abortion’s violence and grief, both the young narrator and his teenage girlfriend become involved in the pro-life movement, trying to dissuade others from making the same tragic decision.

To order your copy, go to www.PuretyProductions.com.

You Can Stop Partial-Birth Abortion

This is a brief video produced to inform the public about Partial-Birth Abortion and show them how they can help to stop it. The NCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities and the National Committee for a Human Life Amendment in cooperation with Stepstone Productions made the video. Call 202-541-3070 for details.

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The Procedure: The Whole Truth about Partial-Birth Abortion

Produced and directed by Dan Donehey, this video gives an honest look at Partial-Birth Abortion, including the testimony of Brenda Pratt Schafer, who is a witness to the procedure. Call 1-888-437-7558 to order or click here to order online.

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Reversing Roe: The Norma McCorvey Story

"Jane Roe," the plaintiff in the Roe vs Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, has abandoned her support of abortion. Find out how Norma McCorvey discovered the truth of the Gospel. Contact Dan Donehey, 509 Breezewood Drive,Fredericksburg, VA 22407.

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Harder Truth

This video is less than 10 minutes and shows an abortion and aborted babies. It is meant to change the way people feel toward abortion. Order from Center for Bioethical Reform, 1-800-959-9775.

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Abortion: The Inside Story

In November, 1994, former abortionists spoke out at a conference hosted by Joseph Scheidler of the Pro-life Action League. This video combines their testimony with that of other former abortionists from previous conferences. Order through Priests for Life, 888-PFL-3448.

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The Right Choice

Produced under the sponsorship of the US Bishops Pro-Life Committee, this video helps convince young people not to choose abortion.

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Defending Life - Since 1995, Fr. Frank Pavone has taped thirteen half-hour television shows on abortion each year. These are aired across the world on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) and are made available from Priests for Life on videocassette. Order at www.priestsforlife.org/store

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Christi’s Choice

This video from Life Dynamics shows how an abortion decision ruined the life of the woman who made it. This is personal evidence that "legal" does not mean safe.

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After the Choice

Hear the stories of 16 women who have had abortions and tell in their own words what comes after the choice. Order from Concerned Women for America, P.O. Box 65453, Washington, DC 20035. Tel. 202-488-7000

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Euthanasia: False Light

This 15-minute video contains moving testimony both from medical experts and people who resisted the false solution of euthanasia. Order from IAEFT, PO Box 760, Steubenville, OH 43952.

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Final Blessing

A one-hour video and discussion guide on the spiritual dimension of terminal illness, can be ordered from the US Catholic Conference, 800-235-8722.

CD

Life Issues Institute is making available two CD's of brief commentaries on pro-life issues by Dr. Jack Willke. The CD's, called Life Jewels, each have about 60 spots on them. They are available from Life Issues Institute, 1721 W. Galbraith Rd., Cincinnati, OHIO 45239, Phone (513) 729-3600; Fax (513) 729-3636; Email LifeIssues@aol.com Available in Spanish!

 

 

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