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SUGGESTIONS FOR THE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL TEACHER, SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER, YOUTH PASTOR/LEADER and HOMESCHOOLING PARENT
INTRODUCTION - this unit is written especially for the Youth Pastor and/or Youth Leader
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:
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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
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.
http://www.ignatius.com/index.aspx 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.
Southern Baptist Convention 628 articles on abortion – research material for
high school and college age
http://teen-aid.org/Links.htm#_Abstinence_Education http://teen-aid.org/Links.htm Teen Aid teen-aid.org - 723 E. Jackson, Spokane, WA 99207-2647 -509/482-2868 Good high school materials especially on abstinence. Excellent resource for information on abstinence programs. email@example.com
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* 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
* 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
Abortion-relevant References from Scripture by Randy Alcorn –
Does the Birth Control Pill Cause Abortions
Bible and Abortion from a homeschooling family http://www.eadshome.com/BibleandAbortion.htm
Moore writes about life.
American Portrait Films Carries
hundreds of the most
pro-life videos that are
available such as *“Silent
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.
* 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.abortionprolife.com/Abortion_Pro-life_Information/
Beautiful fetal development brochure for all ages
especially upper elementary and older.
International Life Services Look under the tab "Catalog" and then General Education Materials for the 17 page booklet "Fight For Life-A Students Debate Guide"
What your baby
looks like this week.
*The most relied on pro-life books when searching for answers. *Abortion Questions and Answers: Love Them Both, (This book is on line – put a subject in the search box and look for chap. & pg.) Abortion and Slavery: History Repeats, Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: Past and Present http://www.lifeissues.org/orders.html#booksks
*Great pictures of fetal development for all ages "Windows to the Womb http://www.lifeissues.org/windows.html Life Issues Institute - 1721 W. Galbraith Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45239 513/729-3600 fax513/729-3636 firstname.lastname@example.org
Witnessing to the Sanctity of Human Life,
Through Education, Based on the Word of God
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Here are just some of the subjects a student might do research on, write essays on or speak about:
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://www.cbrinfo.org 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 email@example.com
* http://crossway.org Crossway Books 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.heartlink.org/beavoice/index.cfm -an outreach of Focus on the Family – Be A Voice for Life: friends, family, community, campus and church. * Great training ideas - high school and up.
Crusade for Life .org
* http://lifedynamics.com One of the best and most complete pro-life web sites in America. Excellent for research papers – high school and college
Showing fetal development for all ages.
LIME FIVE – a book exposing the abortion industry. http://lifedynamics.com/Abortion_Information/Pro-life_Product/?id=1
"Christi's Choice" - video for adults and
Expose of Planned Parenthood, child predators and marketing of aborted babies. http://www.examiner.com/x-21818-Virginia-Beach-Conservative-Examiner~y2010m3d7-Planned-Parenthood-is-the-black-communitys-worst-enemy
Black Genocide in the 21st Century - New: DVD "Maafa" - http://lifedynamics.com/Abortion_Information/Pro-life_Product/maafa.cfm
“Child Predators” Brochure
“Jesus Loves the Little Children”
http://bookschristian.com - *Carries many pro-life books that are highly recommended for a church Pro-Life Library – high school and up: Forgive 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:
http://epm.org *Eternal Perspective Ministries, 39085 Pioneer
Blvd #200, Sandy, OR
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
Abortion In The Bible and Church History
by Randy Alcorn
*Collateral Damage from 37 Years of Legalized
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 Both, Abortion 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.
"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://prolifetraining.com/Prenatal-Pictures.htm Life Training Institute http://ProLifeTraining.com - PO Box 50918, Colorado Springs, CO 80919 719-264-7861 abortion pictures with excellent pro-life arguments for older youth.
http://prolifeforum.org/default2.asp Ministry of Proclamation Presbyterian Church prolifeforum.org - 278 Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 610-520-9500 fax610-520-5240 Videos on life issues – Euthanasia, Abortion, Post-Abortion and so on for high school and college age. firstname.lastname@example.org
*Southern Baptist Convention, Christian Life Commission
http://www.sbc.net 901 Commerce, #550,
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.
Publishing Group The Light and The Glory by Peter
Marshall, Jr. and
David Manuel - for teenagers
A CHRISTIAN RESPONSE TO ISSUES FACING ALL SOCIETIES:
(Look under Christianity tab)
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.
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.
*Bioethics/Sanctity of Human Life from Focus on the
Family *Moral Objections to Embryonic Stem Cell
Research By Scott Klusendorf
web site has cutting edge debates on bioethical topics through a DVD
produced by Biola University Chair of Cinema and Media Arts, Jack
The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network – many articles
including “Thinking about donating your eggs?”
Scholl Institute Principles Governing Medical Treatment
Decisions - A library of articles covering bioethical issues Blessings Through Suffering
Be Prepared: Have An Advanced Directive for
Health Care – Will To Livehttp://www.crusadeforlife.org/Euthanasia%20Bible%20Study/euth%20session%204.htm
The Will To Live – Free download of official
documents for each state.
International Anti-Euthanasia Task Force
updated news on physician assisted suicide.
Adult Stem Cells: The Only Ones That Really Help
*Books by Joni
Eareckson Tada on her life, about death, stem cells and her love for
“The Sanctity of Human Life” and “Playing God”
– bioethical issues such as cloning. Abandoning the Most Vulnerable
Wesley J. Smith The Weekly Standard
Other bioethical articles by Ethicist Wesley J.
*Moral Objections to Embryonic Stem Cell
Research By Scott Klusendorf
*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
Be Prepared: Have An Advanced Directive for Health Care – Will To Livehttp://www.crusadeforlife.org/Euthanasia%20Bible%20Study/euth%20session%204.htm
The Will To Live – Free download of official documents for each state. http://nrlc.org/euthanasia/willtolive/StatesList.html
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. http://www.joniandfriends.org/related_books.php
“The Sanctity of Human Life” and “Playing God”
– bioethical issues such as cloning.
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.
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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.
http://www.cbrinfo.org 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 email@example.com://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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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FIFTH: There is Help
Help for the Pregnant Young Person
Care Net - 44180 Riverside Parkway Suite 200, Lansdowne,
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 email@example.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.landcresources.org/my-baby---me-series-for-girls.html Loving & Caring 1905 Olde Homestead Lane, Lancaster, PA 17601 717/293-3230 Workbooks for counseling pregnant teenagers - My Baby and Me Series by Anne and Jimmy Pierson email@example.com
International Life Services Sponsors Pregnancy Help Centers
If it is Too Late: Help for the Post-Abortive Person
abortionrecovery.org Abortion Recovery International
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:
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:
http://priestsforlife.org Priests for Life/Gospel of
Life - PO Box 141172, Staten
Post abortion: Rachel’s Vineyard http://silentnomoreawareness.org Welcome to the Silent No More Awareness Campaign website! If you are visiting this site because you or someone you know is hurting after an abortion, please click here for a special message and helpful information. Silent No More
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
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Thanks for your participation!
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