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Unit III

PRO-LIFE
SUPPLEMENTAL
CURRICULUM

For
High School
College
Young Adults

 SUGGESTIONS FOR THE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL TEACHER, SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER, YOUTH PASTOR/LEADER and HOMESCHOOLING PARENT

Contents of this Unit

INTRODUCTION - this unit is written especially for the Youth Pastor and/or Youth Leader

 


INTRODUCTION:
 

Written By: Bev Cielnicky

A retired public school teacher
&
President of Crusade for Life
 

 

The following are suggestions for a general education on pro-life issues.  There are excellent resources listed for students who are doing research articles, term papers, speeches, debates, book reports, drama productions and so on from a pro-life perspective. Many of the groups listed have wonderful brochures for young people. Some have free material. * Recommended.

There are numerous web sites that address the life issues at all levels of maturity.  As a teacher, parent or youth leader, please look over the different sites and their material that have been recommended in this unit before giving out the web addresses to your students to make sure you feel it is right for your class or student.

When young people enter into the high school years and then into college, they need to be well grounded in pro-life principles if they are to successfully stand against the pro-abortion worldview that they will encounter. Five essential areas have been addressed in this section which will enable them to not only defend their pro-life worldview but to do it in such a way that others are possibly won over from a pro-abortion worldview to a pro-life worldview.

These areas are:

  1. Keeping the young person pure.
     
  2. Helping the youth pastor/leader/teacher and parent prepare pro-life students.
     
  3. Preparing pro-life students to become salt and light in their school – public and private - and community through personal interaction, debates and writing assignments.
     
  4. Getting the young person involved in a pro-life ministry.
     
  5. Help is available for the pregnant young person and for the post-abortive person  .
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FIRST:  Keeping the Young Person Pure.

Psalm 119:10 NIV "How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word."

The profound wisdom found in the verse above is just as true today as it was when it was first given. Knowing and choosing to live according to Biblical truths will allow young people to avoid the pitfalls of unhealthy sexual decisions that are so prevalent today. The programs recommended below are not meant to supplant the Bible training given by the homeschooling parent, teacher, youth leader or youth pastor. Rather, they are given as additional resources to help reinforce the Judeo/Christian ethic so needed by young people everywhere.

http://www.lovematters.com/index.htm   *lovematters.com - Call today to order free copies (424 247 7490) of this 32-page, pro-life, chastity newspaper that helps teens save sex for marriage and choose life rather than abortion. This new edition features NFL quarterback Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers, "Bella" movie star Eduardo Verastegui, Grammy Winning singer Rebecca St. James, Patricia Heaton, Celine Dion, Kate Mulgrew, Kathy Ireland, Margaret Colin, Hunter Tylo, Jennifer O'Neill, Kim Alexis, NBA's IronMan A.C. Green, former Dodger All-Star Brett Butler and many others. 310-378-0067

Abstinence & Marriage Education Partnership - Abstinence Curriculum

Game Plan Abstinence Curriculum Grade 7
Quest An Adventurous Journey Grade 8
Aspire Live Your Life-Be Free Grades 9-10
Navigator Finding Your Way Grades 10-11
Excel Live Your Life-Be Free (Faith Based) Grades 9-12

http://www.cph.org/searchnew.aspx?SearchTerm=sex+education Concordia Pub. House - *A Sex Education Series  for Christian families. From preschoolers to adults, the updated and revised Learning About Sex series makes the awesome gift of sexuality understandable to all. Age-appropriate language and graphics throughout the six books help the reader recognize gender differences as one of God's great gifts designed as part of His creation plan. 

Educational Guidance Institute    Teaching Truth, Goodness and Beauty Through Classic Movies to the Rising Generation (Growing in Knowledge and Love with the Classic Movies)

Human Life Alliance   Educational organization, producing and distributing pro-life literature especially for young people.  "We Know Better Now'" for high school/college age, and "Euthanasia: Imposed" for adults.  Bioethical issue.  

Love and Life by Coleen Kelly Mast - an abstinence program for teenagers. (Catholic)   Ignatius Press   ignatius.com 15 Oakland Ave, Harrison, NY 10528 -1-800-651-1531 - leading on line Catholic book store  

Josh McDowell Ministries  Resources for children and teens – parents, youth leaders, pastors and counselors

teen-aid.com   723 E. Jackson, Spokane, WA 99207-2647 -509/482-2868 Good high school materials especially on abstinence. Excellent resource for information on abstinence programs. 

  

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SECOND:  Helping the Youth Pastor/Leader/Teacher/Parent Prepare Pro-life Students.

 * Wall Builders  Outstanding materials by David Barton on American history for high school and older students including home schooling families. Look under Store link for books and other resources.

Abortion In The Bible and Church History by Randy Alcorn
http://www.epm.org/artman2/publish/prolife_the_bible_and_ abortion/Abortion_in_the_Bible_and_Church_History.shtml 

* Key Scriptures Concerning Abortion from Crusade for Life – free to download  http://www.crusadeforlife.org/prolife_scriptures.htm

* Bible studies for high school and older students


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Eternal Perspective Ministries  EPM probably has more articles from a Christian viewpoint than almost any other web site. Great for research. Randy Alcorn author of  ProLife Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments.
Abortion-relevant References from Scripture by Randy Alcorn
Sexual Purity
Does the Birth Control Pill Cause Abortions

Judge Moore writes about life. 
http://www.ten-commandments.us/ten_commandments/poem.phtml

“Silent Scream”
President Ronald Reagan to National Religious Broadcasters Convention, January 1981 "When the lives of the unborn are snuffed out, they often feel pain, pain that is long and agonizing."  Ronald Reagan became convinced of this as a result of watching The Silent Scream – a movie he considered so powerful and convicting that he screened it at the White House. 

More recently, it was by catching just a glimpse of what this film reveals that Planned Parenthood director and abortion advocate Abby Johnson turned and became a strong advocate for the pre-born.  

* The Miracle of Baby Samuel by Dr. Frank Joseph
https://www.seghea.com/dfjoseph/samuel.html

* LifeDynamics.com   – one of the most complete web sites on abortion in all aspects. What abortion does to the baby, the woman, and the nation and the truth about Planned Parenthood.        

http://www.focusonthefamily.com/   Focus on the Family  P.O. Box 35500, Colorado Springs, CO 80935-3550 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459) 

Heritage House 76  Excellent material on all aspects of pro-life including abstinence, euthanasia and health and many special items.
Excellent catalog for pro-life materials. Both the "Precious One" (look under fetal models) and the "precious feet"  lapel pin (look under jewelry) shown on the right are available from them plus several others.
100 GIL (gold)
and
100SIL (silver)

International Life Services Pro-Life Material and Resources

Crusade for Life.org
* “What Every Christian Needs to Know About Abortion”
Our 12-page full color booklet was created to awaken Christians to the true nature and spiritual consequences of abortion. It describes and illustrates abortion, summarizes prenatal development, presents the biblical perspective and lists practical actions Christians should take to end abortion. Written by Dr. Donald Smith, the creative force behind “The Silent Scream” (the most powerful pro-life movie ever created), this booklet has been called "the best of its kind that I have ever seen." the late Fr. Paul Marx, OSB, Ph.D.

What your baby looks like this week.
http://www.babycenter.com/pregnancy-fetal-development-index?s_evar2=fetal%2520development&s_prop2=fetal%2520development 

Witnessing to the Sanctity of Human Life, Through Education, Based on the Word of God
* "Teaching for Life" – lesson plans for all ages http://lutheransforlife.org/Teaching_For_Life.htm  http://lutheransforlife.org     Lutherans for Life  - 1120 South G Ave, Nevada, Iowa 50201  888-364-LIFE  One of the best selections of materials for all ages covering fetal development, abstinence, abortion and other related life issues. http://lutheransforlife.org/Catalog/catalog.htm   . info@lutheransforlife.org

 

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THIRD:  Preparing Pro-life Young People to Become Salt and Light in Their School and Community Through Personal Interaction, Debates and Writing Assignments – Both in Christian and Public School.

Here are just some of the subjects a student might do research on, write essays on or speak about:

  • Developing unborn child
     
  • What abortion does to that child, to the woman and man, the family and to society – collateral damage.
     
  • Bioethical Issues

There are many excellent books on these issues but if your students don’t have access to these books, many of these web sites offer articles on these issues that can be down loaded giving credit to the author. 

There are numerous web sites that address the life issues at all levels of maturity.  As a teacher, parent or youth leader, please look over the different sites before giving out the web addresses to your students to make sure it is right for your class or student.

Remember: when young people enter into the high school years and then into college, they need to be well grounded in pro-life principles or the world will turn them away.

* http://www.abort73.com/abortion has many articles – especially for high school youth encouraging them to become active.    Loxa Famosity Ministries   abort73.com  - PO Box 9291, Moscow, ID 83843 815-708-6571 - Totally for interactive young people. A DVD of an actual abortion and the abortionist. 
“This is easily the most thorough and comprehensive website with abortion facts and tools to help the pro-life movement.  I discovered this while on facebook and I love it.  Keep up the great work saving lives!!!” from 20 yr. old female

http://crossway.org   The Case for Life - Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture by Scott Klusendorf  High school and up. Enter The Case For Life in the search box.

http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2009/06/375   Is the abortion debate over? Article by Micah Watson – high school and up. Found on The Witherspoon Institute. http://www.winst.org/index.php

Crusade for Life .org
“What Every Christian Needs to Know About Abortion”
Our 12-page full color booklet was created to awaken Christians to the true nature and spiritual consequences of abortion. It describes and illustrates abortion, summarizes prenatal development, presents the biblical perspective and lists practical actions Christians should take to end abortion. Written by Dr. Donald Smith, the creative force behind “The Silent Scream” (the most powerful pro-life movie ever created), this booklet has been called "the best of its kind that I have ever seen." the late Fr. Paul Marx, OSB, Ph.D.

http://lifedynamics.com   One of the best and most complete pro-life web sites in America.  Excellent for research papers – high school and college   

LIME FIVE – a book exposing the abortion industry.  http://lifedynamics.com/Abortion_Information/Pro-life_Product/?id=1 

Black Genocide in the 21st Century - New: DVD "Maafa" -
https://lifedynamics.com/busted-the-abortion-industry/abortion-african-americans/

“Child Predators” Brochure
https://lifedynamics.com/busted-the-abortion-industry/child-predator-scandal/

“Jesus Loves the Little Children”
http://www.lifedynamics.com/Abortion_Information/Pro-life_Product/?id=20

http://bookschristian.com  - *Carries many pro-life books that are highly recommended for a church Pro-Life Library – high school and upForgive and Set Free by  Linda Cochrane - highly recommended program for healing from abortion; The Hand of God by Bernard Nathanson; Won By Love by Norma McCorvey; ProLife Answers to ProChoice Arguments by Randy Alcorn; Gianna: Aborted and Lived to Tell About It by Jessica Shaver;  Grand Illusions: The Legacy of Planned Parenthood by George Grant   

http://www.christianbook.com  - *Books for a church Pro-Life Library – high school and up:  Has excellent resources pertaining to life such as these true life stories:

  • The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom, about living in Holland at the time of the Nazis and surviving in a concentration camp; Angel Unaware by Dale Evans Rogers, about having a special needs child;
  • Joni by Joni Eareckson Tada, a true story about a young girl paralyzed in a swimming accident. Joni has written several books, some for younger children.
  • Honey for A Child's Heart by Gladys Hunt gives imaginative use of books in family life, with both secular and Christian titles for children of all ages including teenagers.
  • For the Families Sake, For the Children's Sake
    by Susan Schaeffer Macauley and for young teenage girls Let's Talk by Danae
    Dobson.  

http://epm.org *Eternal Perspective Ministries, 39085 Pioneer Blvd #200, Sandy, OR
97055 503-668-5200 Books for a church Pro-Life Library

high school and up:  Has excellent resources pertaining to life such as these Excellent pro-life books and articles by Randy Alcorn author of  ProLife Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments http://epm.org/books/does_the_birth_control_pill_cause_abortionsDetail.php   

Abortion-relevant References from Scripture by Randy Alcorn
http://www.epm.org/artman2/publish/prolife_the_bible_and_abortion/Abortion-relevant_References_from_Scripture.shtml

 Abortion In The Bible and Church History by Randy Alcorn
http://www.epm.org/artman2/publish/prolife_the_bible_and_ abortion/Abortion_in_the_Bible_and_Church_History.shtml   info@epm.org

*Collateral Damage from 37 Years of Legalized Abortion
http://www.crusadeforlife.org/collateral_damage__from_37_year.htm

Operation Rescue
*
Their Blood Cries Out Troy Newman’s important book explores the doctrine of bloodguilt and outlines the biblical teaching regarding how a community and nation can be freed from the curse brought by the shedding of innocent blood. This new and completely revised edition is equally suitable for pastor or layperson -
high school and up.

Life Training Institute  Special material for your pastor – good prenatal pictures and abortion pictures with excellent pro-life arguments – high school and up.  

http://www.lifeissues.org/orders.html#books    *Important pro-life books: Abortion Questions and Answers: Love Them BothAbortion and Slavery: History Repeats, Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: Past and Present – Abortion Questions and Answers is on line.  Put a topic in the search box and look for Chap.and Pg.- high school and up

http://lutheransforlife.org/Catalog/catalog.htm "Teaching for Life" – lesson plans for all ages.
*Pro-life pamphlets that are on line for
high school and college age:

"America Must Decide" http://nationallifechain.org/AMDecide.pdf 
"Planned Parenthood - What The Facts Reveal" http://nationallifechain.org/PP.pdf  and "Contraception: The Tragic Deception" http://nationallifechain.org/Contra.pdf  Royce@NationalLifeChain.org

Presbyterians Pro-Life  Answers to many pro-life questions from pastors and well known writers.  

http://priestsforlife.org   *Priests for Life/Gospel of Life     - PO Box 141172, Staten Island, NY 10314 - 888-735-3448, 718-980-4400 fax 718-980-6515 Mostly Catholic material covering all aspects of pro-life.

http://www.winst.org/index.php   The Witherspoon Institute is an independent research center that works to enhance public understanding of the moral foundations of free and democratic societies. Located in Princeton, New Jersey, the Institute promotes the application of fundamental principles of republican government and ordered liberty to contemporary problems through a variety of research and educational ventures –high school/college

Wall Builders Great for high school including homeschooling families plus other American history materials such as: America's Godly Heritage and many other books by David Barton.   

Baker Publishing Group  The Light and The Glory by Peter Marshall, Jr. and David Manuel - for teenagers
Enter book title in search box.

A CHRISTIAN RESPONSE TO ISSUES FACING  ALL SOCIETIES:

Intelligent Design by Illustra Media
Privileged Planet - Our planet earth and the solar system
Unlocking Mystery of Life - Microbiology
Metamorphosis - The Monarch Butterfly
Flight: The Genius of Birds

Over Population
Population Research Institute  Excellent research materials on population for high school and college students including several books such as A Mother's Ordeal by Steven Mosher about abortion in China.      

BIO-ETHICAL ISSUES:

http://hospicepatients.org/maintopics.html    Hospice Patients Alliance leader Ron Panzer, sends out by e-mail, current updates on bioethical issues.  Very important information on bioethics – high school and up.  Preserving the Original Mission of Hospice!  Many important topics on end of life issues. rpanzer@hospicepatients.org

Human Development Resource Council Medical Library   Good for research for high school and college students.

 http://www.internationaltaskforce.org/   International Anti-Euthanasia Task Force   iaetf.org  P.O. Box 760, Steubenville, OH 43952 614-282-3810 - Euthanasia: False Light and other material by Rita Marker - updated news on physician assisted suicide. For high school and up.

Citizen Link *Bioethics/Sanctity of Human Life from Focus on the Family
For information on the following subjects click the "Analysis" tab.

  • Abortion
  • Cloning/Stem Cell Research  
  • Euthanasia/Physician-Assisted Suicide  
  • Genetics  
  • Adoption Policy  
  • Medical Decision-Making/End of Life Issues

*Moral Objections to Embryonic Stem Cell Research   By Scott Klusendorf
http://www.epm.org/artman2/publish/ethics_medical_issues/Moral_ Objections_to_Embryonic_Stem_Cell_Research.shtml

*This web site has cutting edge debates on bioethical topics through a DVD “Lines That Divide” produced by Biola University Chair of Cinema and Media Arts, Jack Hafer. http://www.linesthatdivide.com/

The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network – many articles including “Thinking about donating your eggs?” http://www.cbc-network.org/ 

Scholl Institute  Principles Governing Medical Treatment Decisions - A library of articles covering bioethical issues

Blessings Through Suffering 
http://www.crusadeforlife.org/Euthanasia%20Bible%20Study/blessings%20through%20suffering.pdf

Be Prepared: Have An Advanced Directive for Health Care – Will To Livehttp://www.crusadeforlife.org/Euthanasia%20Bible%20Study/euth%20session%204.htm 

International Anti-Euthanasia Task Force updated news on physician assisted suicide. http://www.internationaltaskforce.org/  

Adult Stem Cells: The Only Ones That Really Help http://www.crusadeforlife.org/stem_cell_research.htm

*Books by Joni Eareckson Tada on her life, about death, stem cells and her love for Christ.
https://www.joniandfriends.org/about/

Lutherans For Life - http://lutheransforlife.org/Catalog/end_of_life_(C).htm  http://lutheransforlife.org/Catalog/catalog.htm

Abandoning the Most Vulnerable By: Wesley J. Smith The Weekly Standard 10/12/09 http://www.discovery.org/scripts/viewDB/index.php?command=view&printerFriendly=true&id=12781   

Other bioethical articles by Ethicist Wesley J. Smith
http://www.discovery.org/scripts/viewDB/index.php?command=submitSearchQuery&query=Wesley%20J. %

 

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FOURTH:  Getting the Young Person Involved in a Pro-Life Ministry

As was said in the introduction, when young people enter into the high school years, and then into college, unless they are well grounded in pro-life principles they are much more likely to be influenced towards a pro-abortion worldview. At the least they will not be in a good position to challenge the pro-abortion worldview and at the worst they will leave school with a pro-abortion worldview. 

One excellent way to develop committed pro-life young people is to get them involved.  There are several different groups that teach, equip, challenge and activate young people.  If a young person has made mistakes there are groups to help with forgiveness as well as helping them through any current problems. 

http://www.abort73.com/abortion has many articles – especially for high school youth encouraging them to become active.    Loxa Famosity Ministries   abort73.com  - PO Box 9291, Moscow, ID 83843 815-708-6571 - Totally for interactive young people. A DVD of an actual abortion and the abortionist.     info@abort73.com
  “This is easily the most thorough and comprehensive website with abortion facts and tools to help the pro-life movement.  I discovered this while on facebook and I love it.  Keep up the great work saving lives!!!” from 20 yr. old female

http://www.cbrinfo.org  Warning - contains a very graphic video of an actual abortion -Center for Bio-ethical Reform  abortionno.org - PO Box 219, Lake Forest, CA 92609 - 949-206-0600 - graphic abortion DVD and pictures. Outreach to college campuses – high school and college info@cbrinfo.org

http://survivors.la   Survivors is a Christian, pro-life activism organization dedicated to educating and activating high school and college age individuals. If you were born after 1972, we challenge you to consider yourself a Survivor of the Abortion Holocaust. 1/3 of your generation enabled by extensive training, and unafraid of condemning the death of innocents. Survivors is a Christian, pro-life activism organization dedicated to educating and activating high school and college age individuals.  P.O. Box 52708 Riverside, CA 92517  1.951.750.1114   info@survivors.la

http://SOHLNET.org   Sanctity of Human Life Network  P.O. Box 342, Fairoaks, CA 95428 Teens for Life Commission Life Very active in northern California educating other young people on campuses. Quote from a Laney College Student: I'm Analatai, student at Laney. I met you when you guys were down here on Monday, March 8th. I just want to thank you guys again. What you guys do for these colleges and for the world is truly beautiful. Thanks for your sacrifice and faith in educating the unknown. It really makes a difference when I actually saw the photos. It actually made me think about what really happens in abortion. You all are making a difference, really.  916-481-8926  sohlnet@gmail.com

Students For Life of America - especially for Catholic youth!
P.O. Box 1350, Stafford, VA 22555 540-659-4171 fax: 540-659-2586

http://jfaweb.org  Justice for David Lee, Director, 113 N Martinson, Wichita, KS 67203  JFA is a  “training” organization that equips hundreds of pro-life students to “dialogue.” in an approach that resonates favorably with most Christians. david@jfaweb.org

http://liveaction.org     WHO WE ARE: We are a youth led movement dedicated to building a culture of life and ending abortion, the greatest human rights injustice of our time. We use new media to educate the public about the humanity of the unborn and investigative journalism to expose threats against the vulnerable and defenseless.
NON-VIOLENCE: Live Action is strictly non-violent and only endorses or allies with groups that are also non-violent. College youth CONTACT LIVE ACTION: 117 Bernal Road, #70-153, San Jose, CA 95119 | 323.454.3304

 

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FIFTH: There is Help

 

Help for the Pregnant Young Person

http://care-net.org   Care Net   - 44180 Riverside Parkway Suite 200, Lansdowne, VA
20176 - 703-554-8734 fax703-554-8735 - sponsors hundreds of Pregnancy Help
Centers - 24 hour national hotline connecting to local
prolife help centers.
info@care-net.org

http://heartbeatservices.org/   Heartbeat International   heartbeatinternational.org - 665 E. Dublin-Granvile Rd Suite 440, Columbus, OH 43229 - 888-550-7577  fax614-885-8746 Heartbeat International® is the first network of pro-life pregnancy resource centers in the U.S. and the most expansive in the world. Since 1971, Heartbeat has supported, strengthened and started more than 1,500 pregnancy centers.   Help for pregnant woman support@heartbeatinternational.org

http://hisnestingplace.org     *His Nesting Place  401 E. Market Street Long Beach, CA 90805 (562) 984-5034 – a positive answer to abortion. His Nesting Place has a home for pregnant woman and their children, a pregnancy help center to help woman choose life, a thrift store and sidewalk counseling training.   hnp@hisnestingplacer.org

International Life Services   Sponsors Pregnancy Help Centers 

http://www.focusonthefamily.com/   Focus on the Family  P.O. Box 35500, Colorado Springs, CO 80935-3550 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459) 
Pregnancy Resource Center  http://www.heartlink.org/   1-800-395-HELP 

 

If it is Too Late: Help for the Post-Abortive Person 

http://abortionrecovery.org/home/tabid/295/Default.aspx  abortionrecovery.org   Abortion Recovery International    http://abortionrecoveryinternational.org/   -  5319 University Dr. #252, Irvine, CA 92612 949-679-9276 fax949-551-9771  cell 949-378-5149  Excellent resources on healing from abortion for men and women. Care Line: 1-866-469-7326
1-800-395-4357  info@abortionrecovery.org

http://afterabortion.org   Elliot Institute  afterabortion.org  PO Box 7348, Springfield, IL 62791 217-525-8202   The web's most complete source of information on the aftereffects of abortion and post-abortion healing.

Baker Books  Forgiven and Set Free by Linda Cochrane Healing from abortion. Enter book title in search box.

http://bookschristian.com   bookchristian.com - Carries many pro-life books: 
Forgive and Set Free
by Linda Cochrane - highly recommended program for healing from abortion for women. 

http://missingpieces.org    Missing Pieces - Trudy Johnson trains pastors on post abortion counseling as well as counseling those suffering post abortion problems.
trudy@crossroadscounseling

http://priestsforlife.org   Priests for Life/Gospel of Life - PO Box 141172, Staten
Island, NY 10314 - 888-735-3448, 718-980-4400 fax718-980-6515 Catholic material covering all aspects of pro-life.

Silent No More Awareness Campaign Post abortion information

http://standupgirl.com   Stand-up Girl   -  an exciting web site where post abortive women and men can express their feelings and get help. 
800-672-2296 Pregnant?  Call option line 800-395-HELP

 

Please send any comments and suggestions on this curriculum to:

prolife@crusadeforlife.org 

Thanks for your participation!

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