Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments

Author: Randy Alcorn

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 0307565440

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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As politicians, citizens, and families continue the raging national debate on whether it's proper to end human life in the womb, resources like Randy Alcorn's Prolife Answers to Prochoice Arguments have proven invaluable. With over 75,000 copies in print, this revised and updated guide offers timely information and inspiration from a "sanctity of life" perspective. Real answers to real questions about abortion appear in logical and concise form. The final chapter -- "Fifty Ways to Help Unborn Babies and Their Mothers"-- is worth the price of this book alone! From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Defending Life

A Moral and Legal Case against Abortion Choice

Author: Francis J. Beckwith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139466429

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Defending Life is arguably the most comprehensive defense of the pro-life position on abortion - morally, legally, and politically - that has ever been published in an academic monograph. It offers a detailed and critical analysis of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey as well as arguments by those who defend a Rawlsian case for abortion-choice, such as J. J. Thomson. The author defends the substance view of persons as the view with the most explanatory power. The substance view entails that the unborn is a subject of moral rights from conception. While defending this view, the author responds to the arguments of thinkers such as Boonin, Dworkin, Stretton, Ford and Brody. He also critiques Thomson's famous violinist argument and its revisions by Boonin and McDonagh. Defending Life includes chapters critiquing arguments found in popular politics and the controversy over cloning and stem cell research.
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Unplanned

The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader's Eye-opening Journey Across the Life Line

Author: Abby Johnson,Cindy Lambert

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414396546

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Retailers Choice Award winner, 2012 Abby Johnson quit her job in October 2009. That simple act became a national news story because Abby was the director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas who, after participating in an actual abortion procedure for the first time, walked down the street to join the Coalition for Life. Unplanned is a heart-stopping personal drama of life-and-death encounters, a courtroom battle, and spiritual transformation that speaks hope and compassion into the political controversy that surrounds this issue. Telling Abby's story from both sides of the abortion clinic property line, this book is a must-read for anyone who cares about the life versus rights debate and helping women who face crisis pregnancies. Now updated with a new chapter covering the latest events in Abby's journey, in the news, and in changing legislation . . . and revealing the impact Abby's story has had in the most surprising places.
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Three Approaches to Abortion

A Thoughtful and Compassionate Guide to Today's Most Controversial Issue

Author: Peter Kreeft

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9780898709155

Category: Religion

Page: 133

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An author and professor presents the objective logical arguments against abortion; the subjective, personal motives of the pro-life position; and how these two factors influence the dialog between the two sides of the abortion issue.
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Won by Love

Author: Thomas Nelson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418561797

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

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In Roe v. Wade, perhaps the most controversial United States Supreme Court decision, Norma McCorvey fought for and won the right to secure an abortion. Though she never had an abortion, under the pseudonym "Jane Roe," Norma reluctantly became the poster child for the pro-choice movement. Over the next two decades, Norma experienced the grief and despair of millions of women who chose to abort their babies; she witnessed the destruction of thousands of human lives in abortion clinics where she worked; and the "champion" of the pro-choice movement was soon being crushed by the weight of so much pain, so much death, and so many ill-considered "choices." Finally, she began to break. She found out that the real choice she had been burdened with was not about abortion but about eternal life. It was a choice that would shock the world and change Norma's life forever.
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40 Days for Life

Discover What God Has Done . . . Imagine What He Can Do

Author: David Bereit,Shawn Carney

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 098828703X

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Forty amazing stories of how prayer, fasting, peaceful vigils, and community outreach have mobilized more than half a million volunteers in 481 cities around the world. In the forty years since Roe v. Wade decision, abortion has become the leading cause of death, ending the lives of more than 42 million children each year worldwide and harming millions of women – and men. In 2004, one hour of prayer in Texas launched the groundbreaking 40 Days for Life movement that has seen 6,749 babies spared from abortion, 74 abortion workers have a change of heart and quit their jobs, and 25 abortion centers close. 40 Days for Life tell the stories of hearts changed, babies and mothers spared, secrets from inside the abortion industry, and thriving abortion facilities shutting down for good.
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Grand illusions

the legacy of Planned Parenthood

Author: George Grant

Publisher: GCB Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781888306521

Category: Medical

Page: 408

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Beyond the Abortion Wars

A Way Forward for a New Generation

Author: Charles C. Camosy

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 1467442917

Category: Philosophy

Page: 221

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Cuts through the mass confusion surrounding abortion and lays out solid common ground The abortion debate in the United States is confused. Ratings-driven media coverage highlights extreme views and creates the illusion that we are stuck in a hopeless stalemate. In this book Charles Camosy argues that our polarized public discourse hides the fact that most Americans actually agree on the major issues at stake in abortion morality and law. Unpacking the complexity of the abortion issue, Camosy shows that placing oneself on either side of the typical polarizations -- pro-life vs. pro-choice, liberal vs. conservative, Democrat vs. Republican -- only serves to further confuse the debate and limits our ability to have fruitful dialogue. Camosy then proposes a new public policy that he believes is consistent with the beliefs of the broad majority of Americans and supported by the best ideas and arguments about abortion from both secular and religious sources.
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Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day

Author: Frank Pavone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780899421681

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Minute meditations for every day containing text from Scripture and other Church documents, a reflection, and a prayer intended for pro-life believers to help build and strengthen the Culture of Life.
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Abortion

The Ultimate Exploitation of Women

Author: Brian E Fisher

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 161448838X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 200

View: 9727

Examines how abortion exploits women, arguing that men have used it to free male sexual aggression, and outlines a plan for men to end abortion in America.
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The Walls are Talking

Former Abortion Clinic Workers Tell Their Stories

Author: Abby Johnson

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1681496992

Category: Social Science

Page: 155

View: 922

This book narrates the harrowing and life-changing experiences of former abortion clinic workers, including those of the author, who once directed abortion services at a large Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas. These individuals, whose names have been changed to protect their identities, left their jobs in the abortion industry after experiencing a change of heart. They have come forward with their stories, not for fame or notoriety, but to shed light on the reality of abortion. They want their stories to change the lives of others for the better. These stories are difficult to read, because an abortion is an act of violence, harming not only the obvious victim—the unborn child-- but also the mother, the father, the doctor, and everyone else involved. But these stories also offer hope, for they show that anyone, no matter what part the person has played in an abortion, can start anew, can make amends for past mistakes. They demonstrate that the first step on that journey is telling the truth, as these courageous individuals do in these pages. "Those of us that have worked in the abortion industry all live with a constant burden. We can't let our burden slide off of our shoulders; it is what keeps us on fire. It reminds us of why we fight so hard. We have seen death and evil in a way that most haven't—and we participated. But we are forgiven. He who has been forgiven much, loves much. And we love a lot. I am eagerly awaiting the day when we can call all abortionists and clinic workers former and repentant abortion providers." — Abby Johnson, author
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The Ethics of Abortion

Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice

Author: Christopher Kaczor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317907949

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

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Appealing to reason rather than religious belief, this book is the most comprehensive case against the choice of abortion yet published. This Second Edition of The Ethics of Abortion critically evaluates all the major grounds for denying fetal personhood, including the views of those who defend not only abortion but also post-birth abortion. It also provides several (non-theological) justifications for the conclusion that all human beings, including those in utero, should be respected as persons. This book also critiques the view that abortion is not wrong even if the human fetus is a person. The Ethics of Abortion examines hard cases for those who are prolife, such as abortion in cases of rape or in order to save the mother’s life, as well as hard cases for defenders of abortion, such as sex selection abortion and the rationale for being "personally opposed" but publically supportive of abortion. It concludes with a discussion of whether artificial wombs might end the abortion debate. Answering the arguments of defenders of abortion, this book provides reasoned justification for the view that all intentional abortions are ethically wrong and that doctors and nurses who object to abortion should not be forced to act against their consciences. Updates and Revisions to the Second Edition include: -A response to Alberto Giubilini’s and Francesca Minerva’s now famous 2012 article, "After-Birth Abortion" in the Journal of Medical Ethics -Responses to new defenses of Judith Jarvis Thomson’s violinist argument -The addition of a new chapter on gradualist views of fetal moral worth, including Jeff McMahan’s Time-Relative Interest Account -The addition of a new chapter on the conscience protection for health care workers who are opposed to abortion -Responses to many critiques of the first edition, including those made by Donald Marquis, David DeGrazia, and William E. May
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Persuasive Pro-Life: How to Talk about Our Culture's Toughest Issue

Author: Trent Horn,Frank Pavone

Publisher: Catholic Answers

ISBN: 9781941663042

Category: Religion

Page: 335

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Don't worry-almost everyone is. Either we think the subject is too impolite, or we don't want to be branded an intolerant fanatic, or we worry that we won't represent the pro-life side well enough. You can overcome this fear, says Trent Horn in his new book, Persuasive Pro-Life-With a little knowledge and a few proven techniques, you can become a bold and effective apologist for the unborn. Drawing on over a decade as a pro-life activist Horn helps you cut through the diversions and obfuscations of the "pro-choice" side in order to accurately frame the legal, historical, and medical issues. Using vivid real-life examples, he drives home the critical importance of charity-no matter how loud the debate gets. For we must be not just warriors for the pro-life cause, he says, but ambassadors for it. Then Horn leads you on a guided tour of the many types of pro-abortion opponent or inquirer ("the pragmatist" "the skeptic," "the conflicted"), along with more true stories from the field. In each case he teaches you specific approaches-what to say, what not to say, and how to bear yourself-that are custom-tailored to every situation. The struggle over abortion has never been hotter, and the stakes could not be higher. Read Persuasive Pro-Life today and never again be afraid to speak up for the precious and fundamental right to life. Book jacket.
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Aborting America

Author: Bernard N. Nathanson,Richard N. Ostling

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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A prominent obstetrician/gynecologist who led the fight for the repeal of abortion laws, Nathanson explains how his views on abortion have changed and why he now supports a Constitutional amendment on the right to life
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Why Pro-Life?

Caring for the Unborn and Their Mothers

Author: Randy Alcorn

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN: 1598569007

Category: Religion

Page: 136

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"A compelling manifesto by the bestselling author of" Heaven "Why Pro-Life?" offers factual answers to the central issues of the abortion debate in a concise, non-abrasive way. Infused with grace and compassion, and grounded in medical science and psychological studies, Randy Alcorn presents a solid case for defending both unborn children and their mothers. Chapters such as, "What Makes a Human Life 'Meaningful, '" "Is Abortion Really a Women's Rights Issue," and "How Can I Help Unborn Babies and Their Mothers" help readers to look at the many sides of this polarizing issue. For those on the fence in the midst of the abortion debate, this book will be a great resource as it clearly and thoroughly examines the pro-life position. For those who are pro-life already, this book is an encouragement to be intelligently and graciously informed.
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A World Waiting to Be Born

Civility Rediscovered

Author: M. Scott Peck

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307425827

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

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Just as The Road Less Traveled provided hope and guidance for individuals seeking growth, this major new work by M. Scott Peck, M.D., offers a needed prescription for our deeply ailing society. Our illness is Incivility--morally destructive patterns of self-absorption, callousness, manipulativeness, and materialism so ingrained in our routine behavior that we do not even recognize them. There is a deepening awareness that something is seriously wrong with our personal and organizational lives. Using examples from his own life, case histories, and dramatic scenarios of businesses that made a conscious decision to bring civility to their organizations , Dr. Peck demonstrates how change can be effected and how we and our organizations can be restored to health. This wise, practical, and radical book is a blueprint for achieving personal and societal well-being. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Abortion Free

Your Manual for Building a Pro-Life America One Community at a Time

Author: Troy Newman,Cheryl Sullenger

Publisher: Wnd Books

ISBN: 9781936488223

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Abortion is murder. There is no way around it. You can try to justify it by claiming the health of the mother, but the truth is only a small percentage (less than one-tenth of 1 percent by some counts) of the 1 million babies killed each year are to save the mother's life. Instead statistics suggest that 85 percent of all abortions are performed as a means of birth control and are three times more likely to be by a woman on Medicaid. Family planning and abortion clinics in the United States are a $2 billion a year industry with a 1.3 percent growth for the last five years, with 40 percent of all the country's abortions being performed at Planned Parenthood. For years we have been told that legal abortions were necessary for the health and well being of the mother. It is a lie. Dr. Bernard Nathanson, cofounder of the National Abortion Rights Action League turned Christian antiabortion activist, admitted that his group lied about the number of women dying from illegal abortions. Thanks to people like Dr. Nathanson (pioneer abortionist-turned prolife activist), Troy Newman, Cheryl Sullenger, Abby Johnson (former Planned Parenthood worker), and Lila Rose (undercover antiabortion activist), the truth is out. Abortion clinics by and large are seedy, dirty, nefarious profit centers that don't care a lick about the woman or her rights. They are all about turning a quick buck. Just look at Dr. Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia. He cut the spinal cords of live babies with scissors. Dr. Douglas Karpen in Houston twisted the heads off of live babies. Another clinic threw remains on their roof to avoid hazardous waste removal fees. Another clinic used a garbage disposal. It is becoming widely known that this is a barbaric practice that needs to be stopped. In January 2014, Gallup found that 64 percent of Americans support outlawing abortion in the second trimester and 80 percent support outlawing it in the third. Public opinion is moving in the direction of fewer and safer abortions. Over the past two decades Troy Newman and Cheryl Sullenger have honed their skills at exposing abortionists as the snake-oil salesmen they truly are, and in doing so have closed dozens of abortion clinics. People ask, Why should we close abortion clinics? Because when abortion clinics close, babies are saved! And it stops the infliction of human misery upon vulnerable women and their innocent babies. In Abortion Free, Newman and Sullenger recount many stories from the front lines in the battle for life and the success they have had in closing these houses of horror. It is possible to shut down these repugnant establishments. They walk you through the steps they took to closing down the clinic of one of the nation's most notorious late-term abortionist, Kansas's own George Tiller. Emergency hospitalizations, negative public opinion, health and professional complaints, and more brought the heat upon Dr. Tiller's practice. But it was the unwavering pressure by the tenacious prolife group Operation Rescue, founded by Newman and Sullenger, that finally sealed the deal. Newman and Sullenger share their more than fifty years combined experience in shuttering dirty, life-threatening clinics. In this practical manual you will learn how to (1) find out who the abortion doctors are in your community, (2) know if abortionists in your community have a record or are even licensed in your state, (3) get clinic workers to help you acquire evidence, (4) alert the press of criminal activities, (4) expose dirty and sundry clinic conditions, (5) inform the public and the leaders of what is taking place, and (6) help the women in need. How do you close abortion clinics? Newman and Sullenger tell you how in plain language in Abortion Free. You will learn what you can do to help close your local abortion clinic and make America abortion free.
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How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America

Sex, Virtue, and the Way We Live Now

Author: Christina Page

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 078672224X

Category: History

Page: 256

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With a new preface by the author. In the tradition of Backlash and The Morning After, and in a political climate where Roe v. Wade is in serious jeopardy, a young activist reveals that the Pro-Life Movement's real agenda is a war on contraception, family planning, and sexual freedom.
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Woe Is I

The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English(Third Edition)

Author: Patricia T. O'Conner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101458054

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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In this new edition of Woe Is I, Patricia T. O’Conner unties the knottiest grammar tangles and displays the same lively humor that has charmed and enlightened grateful readers for years. With new chapters on spelling and punctuation, and fresh insights into the rights, wrongs, and maybes of English grammar and usage, Woe Is I offers down-to-earth explanations and plain-English solutions to the language mysteries that bedevil all of us: • Avoid the persistent (and persistently embarrassing) grammatical errors that bewilder the best andthe brightest • Pronounce and spell words that even the smartest people mangle • Correctly use hundreds of woefully abused words and phrases From the Trade Paperback edition.
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On the Good Life

Author: Cicero

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141920181

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 384

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For the great Roman orator and statesman Cicero, 'the good life' was at once a life of contentment and one of moral virtue - and the two were inescapably intertwined. This volume brings together a wide range of his reflections upon the importance of moral integrity in the search for happiness. In essays that are articulate, meditative and inspirational, Cicero presents his views upon the significance of friendship and duty to state and family, and outlines a clear system of practical ethics that is at once simple and universal. These works offer a timeless reflection upon the human condition, and a fascinating insight into the mind of one of the greatest thinkers of Ancient Rome.
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