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Unit IV

PRO-LIFE SUPPLEMENTAL
CURRICULUM

For
Parents
Grandparents
All Adults

 

 SUGGESTIONS FOR THE BIBLE TEACHER, SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER, and HOMESCHOOLING PARENT

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RAISING LIFE LOVING KIDS: SUGGESTIONS BY PARENTS WHO HAVE SUCCEEDED.

Here's an idea that is long over due!  How we can teach our children/grandchildren to be pro-life from infancy. One friend's young daughter sends a cookie "for the babies" with him when he goes to the abortion clinic to pray.  Such actions give young children the idea that the preborn child is important and special to God.

A very active, long time pro-life family, raised their children to be pro-life and now their daughter writes about how she is also raising pro-life children. This is a success story.

Mary’s letter on the life-enriching gift of being pro-life

 Here are a few ideas which helped me give my children the gift of being pro-life. 

1) Some things are better caught than taught.  Before I was six, my parents let us know our family was pro-life and even took us to demonstrate against abortion.   I grew up just knowing that abortion was bad.  When I became a mother, my husband Tim and I passed this life-enriching gift of being pro-life to our children by letting our actions as well as our words show them that our family is pro-life. 

2) When should you begin? It’s best to start early.  I have shown American Life League’s excellent video, “Baby Steps”, (showing active pre-born babies of various ages) to two year olds.   I try to repeat the video once a year.  The rest of my family and I exhibit enthusiasm.  “That’s what you looked like before you were born!  Weren’t you cute?  You were so nice!”  We try to repeat it every few months.

Try it!  “Baby Steps” is free on the web at www.BabyStepsdvd.com  *(see heritage house info below)  

3) With my young children, I keep it short!  If I can’t make it fun, I stop immediately!

4) How much we care about someone partly has to do with what they do for us, but it has more to do with what we do for them. Small children will care more about unborn babies when they do something for them. Start with a small action so each child can feel success doing something they know is important. The Life Chain is an easy family activity. Young children love to pick out baby gifts that can be given to a crisis pregnancy center.

In January each of my children would name an unborn baby endangered by abortion. We would pray the “Prayer for an Unborn Child” every night. Praying daily for their baby helps each child connect with unborn babies. Recently one of my adult children told me that she still does this.

Start them young, and ask only a tiny little bit so each child can succeed.  Start older children this same way.  Praise them and make sure they feel success and that they know they are doing something important.  Praying daily for a baby helps children identify with the babies.   I use the following prayer.

Jesus, I love you very much. Please spare the life of the preborn child, [baby's name], whom I have spiritually adopted and is in danger of abortion.

5) I work to maintain my children’s initial love for the right to life.  After the child enters elementary school, I continue to encourage them by saying the baby prayer nightly.  Educate your children about right to life issues appropriately as they mature.  About once a year motivate older children by discussing appropriate Scripture such as Matthew’s Gospel, Chapter 25:31-46.

In elementary school we continue to educate our children about pro-life issues. Even at this age, abortion is a subject that may come up on the playground. At this age, you can encourage your children to write letters to elected officials.

I encourage my older children to continue praying and occasionally perform adult-like actions, such as learning and understanding the adversary’s techniques, deeper study or paper writing assignments, letters to the editor, attending a life chain, praying outside a clinic, joining their church or local right to life group, or social networking such as email or Facebook, et al. to communicate pro-life messages.  . 

6) It is important to cause your child’s heart to be pro-life very early because people’s earlier opinions determine what new information they later believe or reject and your children will be exposed to pro-abortion propaganda much earlier than most parents expect.

7) The major media (especially ABC, CBD, NBC) have been doing research for at least forty years in order to better learn how to change people’s attitudes toward morality and the media has specialists who specifically research better ways to change people’s attitudes toward abortion, contraception, and other morality related issues.   The general technique is to have attractive characters be pro-abortion and attract characters initially on the fence to take a step toward becoming pro-promiscuity and pro-abortion.   These characters comprise a virtual peer group which makes it reasonable to be pro-abortion or pro any other attitudes or morality the media wants to impose on the public.   To learn more about how they do it, Google PCI Media Impact or check PCI Media Impact on Wikipedia, especially the NY Times reference.

The pro-abortion movement influences children with propaganda at surprisingly early ages, so it is important to prepare your children early.   Tell each child in general terms what is coming from the pro-abortionists so they can better resist pro-death propaganda as they mature. 

When the child enters junior high school or before age fourteen, as much as possible of what should be known by an adult should be explained, taking account of the age and maturity of the child. This includes, as is appropriate, explanations and photos of aborted babies such as are in “Truth Unmasked” by Dr. Willke at https://www.lifeissues.org/truthunmasked/index.html

8) Before I was ten, a girl friend was snooping in our garage where she should not have been.  She happened to notice some photos of aborted babies.  Nobody knew about this snooping until twenty years later when she told me that she had been pressured to abort her baby and the memory of those photos was the deciding factor in strengthening her enough to resist abortion.  I think children should see photos of aborted babies before they enter high school.**

Don’t fear.  When you first learn how the major media is trying to steal the hearts and souls of your children, you will be tempted to be scared.  Don’t be. It is true that if you send them out weak, they will wreck.  But if you send them out strong, they will come back stronger.  And you can send them out into the world strong.  You may be weak, but you and God together are stronger than all Satan’s highly placed advocates!

By Timothy and Mary Partin – daughter and son-in-law of Bob and Susan Sassone

**Jean Garton wrote a book Who Broke The Baby? after her young son saw the pictures of an aborted baby and asked that question.  Another young child said after accidently seeing the pictures, “Jesus wouldn’t like that.”  Young children know it is a baby but not Supreme Court Justices!

Good Resources For Children From Heritage House  
*The “young one” is perfect for all ages. Heritage House Go to fetal models
 
   
*The “precious feet” are perfect for ALL ages. Heritage House Go to jewelry and then to precious feet
 

Why is this so important?  In a recent article the “Pew Research Center
reports on Millenials” who currently span the ages of 18 to 29. 

It was found that they are the least overtly religious American generation in modern times. 

One-in-four are not affiliated with any religion.

Six-in-ten were raised by both parents.

They are the most likely of any generation to self-identify as liberals.

The Barna Group, Ltd., 2368 Eastman Ave. Unit 12, Ventura, CA 93003 has been doing extensive polls since 1984. Here are a couple of articles that explain how young people are changing their morals.

“Most Twenty somethings Put Christianity On The Shelf Following Spiritually Active Teen Years”

http://www.barna.org/barna-update/article/16-teensnext-gen/147-most-twentysome
things-put- christianity-on-the-shelf-following-spiritually-active-teen-years

“A New Generation of Adults (23-41yrs) Bends Moral and Sexual Rules to Their Liking”

http://www.barna.org/barna-update/article/13-culture/144-a-new-generation-
of-adults-bends- moral-and-sexual-rules-to-their-liking

There is hope. Awana Alumni Study Report Summary - http://awana.org/alumnistudy/ 

To help parents and churches raise Modern-Day Josephs, Awana strategically weaves five master life threads (character traits) into their curriculum for ages 2 to 18:

             Respect, Wisdom, Grace, Destiny and Perspectives

What is the result?  Instead of half the church-going teens abandoning their faith after high school, by contrast, most kids in Awana continue to faithfully follow Jesus as adults.

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ACTIVITIES AND REFERRALS FOR ADULTS WHO WANT TO KNOW AND DO MORE 

Should Christians vote for pro-choice candidates? Read and take the Pro-Life Pledge found at the following link  Pro-Life Pledge Brochure

Well thought out Bible Studies especially for Bible study groups and Sunday School classes from Crusade For Life:

Truth Project –  Focus on the Family Outstanding overview of Christianity.
    

http://www.all.org   American Life League   P.O. Box 1350, Stafford, VA 22555 540-659-4171 fax: 540-659-2586 - http://www.all.org/faq/  Most frequently asked questions on life issues.  Great prolife resource especially for Catholics. 

American Portrait Films   Carries the most pro-life videos that are available such as “Silent Scream”. "When the lives of the unborn are snuffed out, they often feel pain, pain that is long and agonizing."  President Ronald Reagan to National Religious Broadcasters Convention, January 1981
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. 

http://afa.net/Detail.aspx?id=31   American Family Association   afa.net    American Family Association, P O Drawer 2440, Tupelo, MS 38803. America's largest pro-family action site.    Outstanding pro-family/pro-life magazine. 

http://www.aim.org/   Accuracy in Media - 4455 Connecticut Ave, N.W. Suite #330,
Washington D.C. 20008  202-364-4401 fax202-364-4098  Excellent hard hitting
newsletter. For fairness and accuracy in the media info@aim.org

The Heritage Foundation – Everything you want to know about conservative issues. College/adults

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

ChristianBooks.com - Carries many pro-life books that are highly recommended for a church Pro-Life Library. 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   
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://crusadeforlife.org  - Crusade for Life, Inc.  9771 El Tulipan Cir, Fountain
Valley, CA 92708   714/963-4753p/f – Look on the web site for new
products. Look under Resources and Power Pro-Life Products. Many are new
materials for Christians and pastors. Crusade for Life, "Key Scriptures Concerning Abortion".    http://www.crusadeforlife.org/prolife_scriptures.htm

Eagle Forum - Legislative updates
Between e-mails and newsletters by President Phyllis Schlafly, this is probably the most outstanding source for up-to-date pro-family/pro-life information in the country.

Central Illinois Right to Life   Excellent articles on abortion by pastors such as Rev. Lawrence White. Look under "Resources" and then click on "Pastors Speak".

Concerned Women for America - Important information on Pro-life/Pro-family issues including Sanctity of Life Issues 

Americans United for Life - Outstanding information on legislation state by state. Americans United for Life uses a proven three-pronged strategy -- Education, Legislation, and Litigation -- to protect life through the law. Their comprehensive, beginning-to-end approach is reducing abortions and helping state after state become more pro-life every year. Excellent resource for high school and up on legislation.

Eternal Perspective Ministries - Books for a church Pro-Life Libraryhigh school and up:  Has excellent resources pertaining to life such as these pro-life books and articles by Randy Alcorn author of:

  • Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments
  • Does the Birth Control Pill Cause Abortions
  • Abortion-relevant References from Scripture by Randy Alcorn
  • Abortion In The Bible and Church History by Randy Alcorn

Nurses for Ethical Standards - ethicalnurses.org 
Excellent newsletter and articles on bioethical issues particularly for nurses but also for the general public. gwensley@earthlink.net

Family Research Council - Tony Perkins - Keep informed on legislation in Washington, DC. and your state. 

Gateways to Better Education - A public school outreach for teachers and parents. Guidelines for Bible Stories in the Classroom.

Heartlink - An outreach of  Focus on the Family – Be A Voice for Life: friends, family, community, campus and church.
http://www.heartlink.org/ph/A000000711.cfm  The Journey of a Lifetime guide by Tami Tate was written for parents who have received a devastating prenatal diagnosis and chose to continue their pregnancy.  Cradle of Love - A special place for infant burial services for women at time of miscarriage. 951-340-2663 or 714-963-4753

Heritage House '76, Inc. - Excellent material on all aspects of pro-life including abstinence, euthanasia and health and many special items.

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

Hospice Patients Alliance - 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

http://hli.org Human Life International - 4 Family Life Lane, Front Royal, VA
22630  1-800-549-LIFE  - hli@hli.org  - a Catholic pro-life outreach
worldwide also has literature in Spanish from http://vidahumana.org Vida Humana Internacional  45 SW 72 Ave Miami , FL 33144 305-260-0525 fax 305-260-0595 Spanish pro-life materials.  vhi@vidahumana.org

http://www.ignatius.com/index.aspx  Ignatius Press, 15 Oakland Ave, Harrison, NY 10528 -1-800-651-1531 - leading on line Catholic book store   webhelp@ignatius.com

http://internationallifeservices.org     International Life Services, 2606 1/2 West 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90057 213/382-2156 f 213/382-4203 .lifeservices@juno.com or lifeservices2@yahoo.com for materials from Scholl on bioethical issues

http://www.internationaltaskforce.org/          International Anti-Euthanasia Task Force   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.

Joniandfriends.org - Several books by Joni Eareckson Tada on her life, about death, stem cells and her love for Christ.

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.

Life Legal Defense Foundation - Life Legal does an outstanding job of defending advocates of life in the courtroom

Life Training Institute - Special material for your pastor – good prenatal pictures and abortion pictures with excellent pro-life arguments - The Case for Life  by Scott Klusendorf

Life Cycle Books - Excellent material on all aspects of pro-life including abstinence, euthanasia and health. What Every Christian Needs to Know About Abortion” (go to Booklets and then Abortion)
NEW! Our all-new 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." Fr. Paul Marx, OSB, Ph.D.

Pro-Life America - Showing fetal development for all ages. http://www.prolifeamerica.com/4D-Ultrasound-pictures/

Life Dynamics, Inc - One of the best and most complete pro-life websites in America

http://lifeissues.org/       Life Issues Institute  Important pro-life books: Abortion Questions and Answers: Love Them BothAbortion and Slavery: History Repeats, Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: Past and Present all by Dr. Willke   DVDs on "Post Abortion Healing", "Partial Birth Abortion", "Chemical Abortions", "Abortion and Breast Cancer".  

http://lifesavers.glorifyjesus.com/elizabeth/     The Elizabeth League is a network of church-based small groups established to support and encourage pregnant women and their children.  Life Savers, LifeHouse at 25th and H Streets in Bakersfield, CA. The Taft LifeHouse is located at 28 Emmons Park Dr., Taft (661) 323-2229 An excellent church project.

http://www.lifecall.org/cpc/il.html      Family Resource Center     321 Main St, Peoria, IL 61602   Excellent Catholic resource.       309-637-1713
 
http://www.lifeinternational.com    -  LIFE  International, 72 Ransom NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 You can be a part of: Rescuing women and children spiritually and physically. Spreading the Gospel in the mission field created by abortion. Multiplying LIFE Ministries around the world.

http://lifepriority.net      To inform concerned citizens about crucial life issues of abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, and cloning confronting California and our Nation. Life Priority Network is a no frills web site for the pro-life activist info@lifepriority.net

http://lifenews.com/national.html   lifenews.com   P.O. Box 270841, Fort Collins, CA 80527  Excellent resource for current national pro-life news by Steven Ertelt    info@lifenews.com

http://lutheransforlife.org/Teaching_For_Life.htm  Lutherans for Life -
Witnessing to the Sanctity of Human Life, Through Education, Based on the Word of God 
1120 South G Ave, Nevada, Iowa 50201  888-364-LIFE  info@lutheransforlife.org

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

National Association of Christian Educators, P.O. Box 3200, Costa Mesa, CA 92628 - Escape From Sugarloaf Mine by Ruth Buehrer - a children's book to neutralize the dangers of humanism Choosing Your Child's Future/A Workbook For Parents - helping parents decide between Christian, home or public schools for  their child's education. Exclusively from CEE, by Dr. Bob Simonds & Kathi Hudson. http://www.nace-cee.org/ceestrategy.htm   A national organization now promoting "Exodus" from public schools cee-4kids@aol.com

http://nationallifechain.org  Please Let Me Live/National Life Chain  3209 Colusa
Highway, Yuba City, CA 95993 530-674-5068 Life Chain and literature distribution manuals available. Pro-life pamphlets 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 
"Contraception: The Tragic Deception" http://nationallifechain.org/Contra.pdf 
Royce@NationalLifeChain.org

http://www.capwiz.com/nrlc/home/   National RTL Educational Trust Fund   nrlc.org -  512 10th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20004 202/626-8809 - Publishes the National Right to Life News, 202-626-8828 - legislative and political pro-life news nrlc@nrlc.org
www.nrlc.org/euthanasia/willtolive    Free Pro-Life Health Care Directive for each individual state.  Also available from  www.iaetf.org     

http://www.pacificjustice.org/contact-us  Pacific Justice Institute - also other groups that help churches with legal problems  P.O. Box 276600, Sacramento, CA 95827   916-857 6900pji@pacificjustice.org Pacific Justice Institute
P.O. Box 276600

Population Research Institute - Several books such as A Mother's Ordeal by Steven Mosher about abortion in China.       

Presbyterians Pro-Life - Good newsletter and basic pro-life materials for example Sanctity of Life Sunday.

http://www.prpbooks.com/inventory.html?target=cats&cat_id=37& session=d361b0776d99dfdf492a7f7b61573de9   Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company  P.O. Box 817, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 - (800) 631-0094 When You Rise Up A Covenantal Approach to Homeschooling  R.C. Sproul, Jr.  

Preserve Liberty - What a Church Can Do and  special DVD 28daysonthepill.com 

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.

http://prolifeaction.org/hotline/category/sidewalk-counseling/   Pro-Life Action League  prolifeaction.org  6160 N. Cicero Ave, Chicago, IL 60646 - 773-304-LIFE, 773-777-2900, fax773-777-3061 Lots of pro-life material and especially on how to reach the abortion minded woman. Sidewalk counseling info@generationsforlife 

Life Training Institute - Special material for your pastor    http://prolifetraining.com/Prenatal-Pictures.htma 

Regnery Publishing, Inc.   Facts Not Fear, A Parent's Guide to Teaching Children About the Environment  by Michael Sanera and Jane S. Shaw 

http://www.sbc.net/redirect.asp?url=http://www.sbclife.org/       Southern Baptist Convention, Christian Life Commission  http://www.sbc.net    901 Commerce, #550,
Nashville, Tenn. 37203  615/244-2495 or1-800-588-9248 or 1-800-458-2772 – 628

The Susan B. Anthony List is dedicated to advancing, mobilizing and representing pro-life women in the political process. Excellent web site for young woman to see the political side of pro-life. 

Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation - Fighting to protect love ones from the strong euthanasia movement growing in our country today.

http://textbookreviews.org   Educational Research Analysis Newsletter   PO Box 7518, Longview, TX 75607  903-753-5993  The late Mel Gablers started this outstanding important ministry.  Public school textbooks are decided in TX and CA for the whole nation - for parents.   They have made a difference.  info@textbookreviews.org

The Justice Foundation was founded in 1993 to protect the fundamental freedoms and rights essential to the preservation of American society. The Foundation represents clients free of charge in cases in the areas of limited government, free markets, private property, parental school choice, parental rights in education, and enforcing laws to protect women's health.  College age interest in law. 

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

http://urbancure.org   CURE (Coalition for Urban Renewal & Education) 202-204-2575
722-12th St NW, 4th Floor, Washington D.C. 20005 - Leading black think tank in
America. Star Parker, the President, has excellent articles in hundreds of
newspapers nationwide with the potential of reaching 3 million readers. Great research articles for high school and college. 

http://vidahumana.org   Vida Humana Internacional  vidahumana.org - 45 SW 72 Ave Miami , FL 33144 305-260-0525 fax 305-260-0595 Spanish pro-life materials.
vhi@vidahumana.org  

Wall Builders,Inc.   *Drive Through History America - 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.   

Zondervan Publishers - Honey For A Child's Heart  by Gladys Hunt, imaginative use of books in family life, secular and Christian titles for children of all ages – excellent resource for parents. Read for Your Life Turning Teens into Readers Includes an Exclusive List of over 300 Recommended Books! By: Gladys Hunt, Barbara Hampton    For parents.

 

Should Christians vote for pro-abortion candidates?  Read and take the Pro-Life Pledge by clicking on the Pro-Life pledge logo below:

 

Please let us know at prolife@crusadeforlife.org if these referrals were any help.  Thanks! 
 

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