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Great Prolife Reads – Books Addressing Life

(suggestions for church libraries)

Aborted Women, Silent No More – David C. Reardon
This book contains a plethora of information on both the physical and psychological aftereffects of abortion. It also has the complete testimonies of 20 post-abortive women.

Abortion Rites / A Social History of Abortion in America – Marvin Olasky
This book covers the history of abortion in America prior to Roe v. Wade.

Changed / Making Sense of Your Own or a Loved One’s Abortion Experience – Michaelene Fredenburg
Whether you have personally experienced abortion, someone close to you has, or you are seeking to sensitively and compassionately communicate with others about abortion – this book is a safe place to begin.

Culture of Death / The Assault on Medical Ethics in America – Wesley J. Smith
Wesley Smith discusses how some policymakers are working to move the medicine away from the traditional view of “do no harm” and into a culture of death.

Dying Well / The Prospect for Growth at the End of Life – Ira Byock, MD
As a spokesperson for the hospice movement, Dr. Ira Byock works to provide a plan for how families and individuals to “make the end of life as meaningful and precious as the beginning.”

Embryo: A Defense of Human Life – Robert P. George and Christopher Tollefsen
By considering the nature and rights of human embryos, the case is made that we as society should neither condone nor publicly fund embryonic stem cell research of any kind.

Helping Women Recover from Abortion – Nancy Michels
This book is guide for women who’ve had abortions and those who counsel them on how to help post-abortive women recover from abortion.

Margaret Sanger’s Eugenic Legacy: The Control of Female Fertility – Angela Franks
This work addresses Sanger’s ideas concerning birth control, eugenics, population control, and sterilization against the backdrop of the larger eugenic context.

My Child, My Gift / A Positive Response to Serious Prenatal Diagnosis – Madeline P. Nugent
This book provides practical advice and solutions through the insights and experiences of parents who, despite the predicted outcome, made loving, life-affirming decisions for their babies.

Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments – Randy Alcorn
A prolife favorite where Randy Alcorn addresses and provides prolife answers to a number of pro-choice arguments.

Quiet Moments for Care Givers – Betty Free
Contains a number of prayers specifically for individuals who are caring for a loved one.

Stand Up Girl – Becky Fraser with Linda Shands
This is an important book for women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Becky Fraser was an unmarried college student who became pregnant. Becky uses this book to help women sort out their options as she did when she was pregnant.

Surprise Child – Leslie Leyland Fields
Unplanned pregnancies happen to women in every season of life, yet we rarely talk about how lonely and confusing this experience can be. Women and families can find hope and joy though an untimely pregnancy with the help of Surprise Child.

Unplanned - Abby Johnson with Cindy Lambert

The dramatic true story of a former Planned Parenthood leader's eye-opening journey across the life line.  For anyone who cares about the life-versus-rights debate and helping women who face crisis pregnancies, Unplanned is a must-read.

Victims and Victors – edited by David C. Reardon, Julie Makimaa, and Amy Sobie
Addresses the issue of pregnancies conceived during rape and shares the stories of women who conceived after being rape.

Who Broke the Baby – Jean Staker Garton
This prolife classic by Jean Garton addresses and refutes a number of pro-choice slogans.

Why Pro-Life? – Randy Alcorn
Randy Alcorn uses science and logic to answer the important questions surrounding the abortion debate.

Won by Love – Norma McCorvey with Gary Thomas
Won by Love tells the story of Norma McCorvey who was the Roe of Roe v. Wade and her prolife conversion.

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