Books on abortion
David Mall. In Good Conscience: Abortion and Moral Theory .
Kairos Books, 1982. 166 pages, $18.50 hardbound, $8.50 paperback.
This excellent book demonstrates the absolute correctness of the pro-life position and demonstrates the destruction that must inevitably occur in a society preoccupied with death.
Greenhaven Press. Abortion: Opposing Viewpoints .
Greenhaven Press Opposing Viewpoints Series, Post Office Box 289009, San Diego, California 92128-9009. 1986, 214 pages.
Very readable collection of essays on the fundamental issues surrounding abortion. Excellent for preparation by pro-life debaters. The questions asked are: "When Does Life Begin?;" Should Abortion Remain a Personal Choice?;" "Is Abortion Immoral?;" "Can Abortion Be Justified?;" "Should Abortion Remain Legal?:" and "Are Extremist Tactics Justified in the Abortion Debate?" Authors include Joe Scheidler, Kristin Luker, Cardinal John O'Connor, and Melinda Delahoyde. A catalog is available from the above address and can be obtained by calling 1-(800) 231-5163.
Germain Grisez and Joseph Boyle. Life and Death and Liberty and Justice .
Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1979. An extraordinarily detailed and broad examination of all of the primary areas of contention in the euthanasia battle. Considered by most to be a 'must read' for serious anti-euthanasia activists.
Randy Alcorn. Pro Life Answers to Pro Choice Arguments .
Multnomah Press, 10209 SE Division Street, Portland, Oregon 97226. 1992, 300 pages.
A truly excellent book that covers all of the salient points of rebuttal to 39 standard pro-abort slogans. There are five parts to the book, by clusters of slogans: Arguments concerning life, humanity, and personhood; arguments concerning rights and fairness; arguments concerning social issues; arguments concerning health and safety; arguments concerning the "hard cases;" and arguments against the character of prolifers.
William Brennan. The Abortion Holocaust: Today's Final Solution .
1983, 237 pages, $6.95. Order from Landmark Press, Post Office Box 13547, 1461 Dunn Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63138, or Life Issues Bookshelf, Sun Life, Thaxton, Virginia 24174, telephone: (703) 586-4898, or American Life Lobby, Post Office Box 490, Stafford, Virginia 22554.
This book is an incredibly detailed presentation of the hundreds of parallels between the Nazi holocaust of World War II and the one going on in the United States right now. Traces the development of the holocausts from years before they 'went public' to their final horrible configurations. The best available documentation of the more than 225 intimate parallels between the original Holocaust and the one now being perpetrated in our country. A 'must read' for pure interest and fascinating facts.
Father James Tunstead Burtchaell. Rachel Weeping: The Case Against Abortion .
New York: Harper & Row, 1982. 381 pages.
Five essays, marked with crystal-clear reasoning and fully documented, addressing several major arguments against abortion, including the Holocaust analogy, the slavery analogy, and point-by-point rebuttals of pro-abortion slogans. Of particular interest is the first essay, which uses pro-abortion sources to show how damaging abortion is to women.
Donald DeMarco, Ph.D. Abortion in Perspective .
$5.95. Order from: Life Issues Bookshelf, Sun Life, Thaxton, Virginia 24174. Telephone: (703) 586-4898.
An analysis of the empty philosophy behind all of the pro- abortion rhetoric. This book allows the activist to understand where the pro-aborts are "coming from," and thus allows a more effective and reasoned response.
Eugene F. Diamond, M.D. This Curette for Hire .
$3.95. Order from: Life Issues Bookshelf, Sun Life, Thaxton, Virginia 24174, telephone: (703) 586-4898.
The author discusses the deterioration of medical ethics and the critical role of the doctor in all anti-life activities: abortion, fetal experimentation, sterilization, euthanasia, infanticide, sex therapy, and more.
Thomas A Glessner. Achieving an Abortion-Free America By 2001 .
Portland, Oregon: Multnomah Press, 1990, 281 pages.
The director of the Christian Action Council traces the history of the destruction of protection for the unborn in this country and outlines a political and legislative strategy for rebuilding it. The book has good emphasis on attacking and defunding Planned Parenthood. Appendix D is Marvin Olasky's very useful analysis of the abortophile public relations campaign against crisis pregnancy centers.
Jeff Lane Hansley (editor). The Zero People: Essays on Life .
Servant Books, 1983. 310 pages, $7.95.
An anthology of 26 essays on the life issues, most of which are extracted from the Human Life Review . This book is useful to all pro-life activists, no matter what their experience level, because the accomplished writers bring together all of the life issues, explain them, and show how they are inextricably intertwined.
Thomas W. Hilgers, M.D., Dennis J. Horan, and David Mall (editors). New Perspectives on Human Abortion .
Frederick, Maryland: Aletheia Books, University Publications of America, 1981.
A superb compilation of essays by the most experienced pro-lifers in the land, dealing with virtually all of the basic issues involved in taking human life. An excellent primer for any pro-life activist. Articles include "Abortion Related Maternal Mortality: An In-Depth Analysis," on pages 69 to 91, and "An Objective Model for Estimating Criminal Abortions and its Implications for Public Policy," on pages 164 to 181.
Dennis J. Horan and Melinda Delahoyde (editors). Infanticide and the Handicapped Newborn .
Brigham Young University Press, 1982, 127 pages.
An excellent collection of nine essays by Dennis Horan, Jerome LeJeune, M.D., C. Everett Koop, Eugene F. Diamond, M.D., and others.
Peter Kreeft. The Unaborted Socrates: A Dramatic Debate on the Issues Surrounding Abortion .
$5.95. Order from: Life Issues Bookshelf, Sun Life, Thaxton, Virginia 24174, telephone: (703) 586-4898.
This book shows that all arguments for and against abortion are reduced to one primary position: That the unborn are or are not persons. It is also a valuable debating tool in that it shows pro- lifers how to master the Socratic method of clarifying issues and their underlying themes through logic and directed questioning.
David Mall and Walter F. Watts, M.D. (editors). The Psychological Aspects of Abortion .
Sponsored by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University. 1979: University Publications of America, Inc, Washington, DC. 156 pages. Order from: Life Issues Bookshelf, Sun Life, Thaxton, Virginia 24174, telephone: (703) 586-4898.
This collection of studies covers post-abortion psychosis, abortion and the consequent abuse of siblings, the psychic causes of the abortion mentality, and how abortion depersonalizes both the individual and society in general. Written in layman's language, easily readable, and filled with good and indisputable information.
Father Paul Marx, OSB. And Now ... Euthanasia
(Second revised edition). Human Life International, 7845-E Airpark Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879. Telephone: (301) 670-7884. 1985, 106 pages, $2.00.
This little book, directed at the general reader, offers an up-to-date assessment of the euthanasia situation in the United States and other countries. The basic history of euthanasia, the tactics of the pro-killing people, and the role of the courts are examined. Essential basic reading for the beginning anti-euthanasia activist.
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