The battle is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the
active, the brave.
American patriot Patrick Henry.
Two Levels of Diversion.
As any experienced pro-lifer knows, anti-lifers will do
literally anything to shift attention away from the central
focus of the abortion issue: The wholesale slaughter of preborn
human beings for selfish convenience.
The first level of diversion will be to shift the topic of discussion
to some subtopic nominally related to the abortion issue, such as
control, autonomy, freedom, women's rights, abortion exceptions,
religious views, the separation of church and state, and so on.
The purpose of this type of diversion is to complicate the
discussion and steer it into an area that appeals to everyone's
senses of freedom and fairness.
The second level of diversion involves directing attention to
entirely separate or tangential issues, such as animal rights,
capital punishment, or contraception. The purpose of this
type of diversion is to completely separate the debate from the
topic of abortion.
The purpose of Volume III of The Pro-Life Activist's Encyclopedia
is to prepare activists to relate these completely separate
fields of discussion to the abortion Holocaust in a persuasive
and effective manner. Since debates on abortion at any level tend
to wander into these areas, pro-lifers should be familiar with at
least the basic issues in these related areas.
And Two Levels of Reaction.
The pro-lifer has two possible avenues of action available
when his opponent simply will not stick to the subject.
If he perceives that the conversation or debate is straying into
areas that are causing it to be unfocused or unrelated to
abortion, he can forcefully and immediately yank the focus of the
debate back to the topic of abortion, while commenting on his
On the other hand, if the pro-life believes that lingering on the subject
at hand will buttress his viewpoint, he can spend a minute or two making
valid connections and comparisons between abortion and other life issues.
In either case, it is vital for the pro-life debater to have a
working knowledge of tangential life issues so that he may (1)
discern whether or not to address them, and (2), if he decides to
address the tangential issue(s), he may be able to discuss them
intelligently and knowledgeably.
In general, this age of meshing social issues and widespread information
exchange positively demands that the effective pro-life activist
must be at least familiar with the basics of the issues that impinge
upon the abortion fight.
Volume III of The Pro-Life Activist's Encyclopedia addresses a
wide range of topics that commonly intrude upon the pro-abortion/anti-abortion
Most experienced pro-life activists can trace the many connections
between contraception and abortion and between abortion and
euthanasia. Similarly, the connections between abortion and
eugenics, Neofeminism, and overpopulation may be clear to many.
But what possible connection can there be between abortion and homosexuality?
After all, why would lesbians need abortion if they don't get
pregnant? And why would male homosexuals need abortion if their
principle sexual activity is sodomy?
And how about war? What has abortion to do with nuclear war?
And animal rights? And capital punishment? And
the "New Age" movement, of all things?
Chapter 2 of Volume I, "The Anti-Life Mentality," explains
how many of these topics are intimately related to abortion.
In essence, all of the subjects described in Volume III are part of
one enormous bioethical "Seamless Garment." This
Seamless Garment is a living and changing organism, evolving even
more quickly than society does. Every thread touches many other
threads, and all of them together cloak the entire range of life
issues, ranging from abortion to capital punishment to homosexuality.
There is really no way to separate them, so a conscientious pro-life
debater must become familiar with all of them and their many connections.
The remainder of this chapter gives a brief overview of the topics
covered in Volume III.
Animal Rights and Environmentalism.
Pro-abortionists, although they know better, will frequently try to
paint pro-lifers as "inconsistent," because they allegedly
do not treat non-human life with the same respect as human
life. Therefore, they are not really worthy of the title
"pro-life." This assertion can take ridiculous
forms. For example, how can a person be "pro-life" if
he drinks milk or wears leather shoes?
Chapter 91 describes the differences between the philosophies of radical
and "mainstream" animal-rights and environmentalist
organizations, and why their activities are relevant to today's
Pro-abortionists commonly assert that pro-lifers "place the life
of the fetus above that of the woman."
A corollary to this nonsense is the assertion that pro-lifers are rabid
death-penalty aficionados who stock 'snuff' films of recent executions
and who are all part-time Federal executioners on the side.
Chapter 92 discusses the Scriptural foundations of capital punishment
and shows why it is not, as the pro-aborts claim, "cruel and
unusual punishment." This chapter also shows that the
death penalty is definitely not a "racist institution,"
and discusses the results of surveys that prove that
pro-abortionists are, as a group, far more in favor of the death penalty
Communism has enslaved half of the population of the world at one
time or another, and those who are trapped in its web find that
they are part of an incurably anti-life system.
Communism is nothing more than atheism in control.
It is important for pro-lifers to understand why Communism poses such
a threat to American society. In particular, groups like the
Spartacist League and the Revolutionary Communist Party of the
United States are stridently pro-abortion and comprise most of
the membership of many extremely violent 'street gangs' of
Chapters 93 through 96 describe Communism's many connections with anti-life
practices, describe the horrors of life under Communism, and discuss
many statements made by Communist leaders, with particular emphasis on
The connection between artificial contraception and abortion is crystal
clear. Once we break the connection between sex and procreation,
we have denied God's will. Once we have denied His will once,
it becomes easier and easier to ignore His plan for our lives.
When we use artificial contraception, any pregnancy that
results will be viewed as a "contraceptive failure," a
stigma that is passed on to the child. He or she is no
longer a precious gift from God, but a failure, and, in our society,
failure cannot be tolerated.
Chapters 97 to 104 discuss the Scriptural view of contraception, the
effectiveness and usage of various types of artificial birth
control, the human reproductive system, and condoms,
sterilization, and future methods of contraception.
The true abortifacients that are frequently mislabeled "contraceptives"
including the birth control pill, the intra-uterine device,
NORPLANT, and the abortion pill RU-486 are discussed in Chapters 31
to 34 of Volume II.
The eugenics movement is making a very strong comeback, and
pro-lifers should be able to recognize it in its many guises and
know what a threat to life it poses in the United States (and in
the entire world) today.
Rudolf Hess said that "Nazism is nothing more than applied
biology." What he was talking about, of course, was
"applied genetics," or eugenics.
Today we exterminate preborn children who are less than perfect and
even starve to death more than two thousand newborns who
would otherwise live.
Chapter 105 describes the source and nature of the eugenics
mentality, how it bloomed into full flower in Nazi Germany, and
how it is making a strong resurgence today behind precisely
the same rhetoric that shielded it from public view nearly
sixty years ago.
The solid links between artificial contraception and abortion are demonstrable.
Similarly, the connections between abortion and euthanasia are
quite intimate on many levels.
Now that we have defined an entire class of people (the preborn) out
of existence, it becomes easier to turn our attention to other
troublesome or inconvenient classes of people say the chronically
ill, the elderly, and the retarded. The concepts of
"life," "death," and "personhood" used to
be solid and concrete; now, to serve the purposes of the insidious social
engineers, these words represent conditions that are daily becoming more
and more slippery and dangerous.
Chapters 106 to 112 discuss the philosophy and theology of
euthanasia; court decisions regarding euthanasia and descriptions
of individual cases; the history and objectives of the euthanasia
movement and how similar to those of the pro-abortion movement
they are; the beginnings of the euthanasia holocaust in the
cowardly act of infanticide; the danger posed by so-called
'living wills;' and the machinations of the premier pro-euthanasia
organization in the world, the Hemlock Society.
The Family and Home Schooling.
The American family is under unprecedented levels of attack, because
Neoliberals correctly perceive that it is the cornerstone upon which
our society has been constructed. Before the new
Neoliberal society can take the place of the one we now live in,
the family must be redefined out of existence. This is not
just an American phenomenon: Billions of U.S. dollars are
being used to undermine other family-based societies all over the
Chapter 113 describes the kinds of attacks that families are
suffering now, and provides information on resources that
concerned parents can take advantage of in their constant
struggle to preserve themselves and their children from the
undesirable influences of this world.
Any concerned Christian parent knows that our public school system is
nothing more or less than a training ground for obedient little
future Humanists, and leading Humanists themselves acknowledge
this fact, as described in Chapter 114, "Home
Chapter 114 also describes the many deleterious effects that public
schools have on the faith and morals of our children, the many
horrors visited on our kids in the name of social
experimentation, and the role of the National Education
Association (NEA). It also describes the resources available
to parents who want to get their children out of this environment and
shows that any parents can home school their kids while strengthening
Finally, Chapter 114 dispels the deliberately cultivated stereotypes
and false impressions about home schooling and shows how it may be
the only answer to saving the church.
Homosexuality is just one of the many perversions spawned by our Humanistic
environment of total sexual freedom.
It is a fact that sodomites represent a much larger percentage of all
levels in the abortion industry than they do in the general public,
because they see abortion as just one more expression of total
Chapters 115 through 122 describe Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
(AIDS), the world's first politically protected plague, and the
threat it presents to normal people; the sweeping objectives of
the homosexuals and how close they have come to achieving them;
sodomite organizations, tactics, and practices; the "ten
percent" myth and homosexual orientation; the magnitude of
the homosexual child molestation threat; and what Scripture has
to say about sodomy and sodomites.
The "Just War" Theory.
Another way in which pro-abortionists allege that pro-lifers
are 'inconsistent' is by trying to paint them as a bunch of warmongers,
always standing ready to fund new and better weapons systems, and
constantly lobbying for more U.S. intervention abroad.
Chapter 123 examines the "Just War" theory and contrasts a
defensive war against an armed enemy with the offensive war
against the unarmed and innocent preborn child through abortion.
This chapter also compares the relative magnitude of the
impacts of war and abortion on society in general.
Our 'mainline media' is incurably biased against pro-life and
pro-family activists, and everyone knows it. But sometimes we cannot
prove that this is the case to a person who simply believes that pro-lifers
Chapter 124 uses data and quotes generated by the media itself to demonstrate
the source of its biases. The next three chapters describe why
the media is anti-Christian, pro-abortion, and pro-homosexual. These
chapters describe many examples of this bias, the impacts such
biases have on the public, and what pro-lifers can do to combat
Natural Family Planning.
It is not only Catholics who see the moral and practical value
of Natural Family Planning (NFP); more and more evangelicals and
fundamentalists are seeing that NFP is God's way of giving people
a way to regulate their fertility.
Chapter 128 describes the tangible and concrete advantages of NFP;
discusses its Biblical and ethical bases; and provides information
on the many sources of NFP information and materials in the
The most virulent substrain of Neoliberalism is Neofeminism,
whose adherents act solely and purely in their own self-interest,
completely without regard for any other segment of society.
Chapter 129 describes the origins of witchcraft and of Neofeminism;
proves that Neofeminists are, indeed, anti-male; provides many
amusing and entertaining examples of inconsistency and fanaticism
by the Neofeminists; and shows why Neofeminism is, as one woman
writer calls it, "a Darwinian dead-end alley, an
The "New Age" Movement.
The New Age movement is Satan's way of infiltrating the human
race and diverting its attention away from God.
Every year, Americans funnel tens of billions of dollars into
a vast rainbow of New Age practices, including channeling,
crystal healing, Rolfing, and hundreds of others.
Chapter 130 describes the roots of the New Age movement, its impacts
on the modern world, its deadly (and occasionally humorous) effects,
and how Christians should respond to it.
One of the rationales commonly put forth by pro-abortionists
to support prenatal killing is the assertion that abortion is necessary
to preserve the 'quality of life' of those people who are already born.
Chapter 131 describes why the problem is not overpopulation, but maldistribution
of resources; the ways in which the United States funds 'contraceptive
imperialism' in developing countries; the impacts that population
control programs have on developing and developed countries; and how
those nations that are below replacement rate for births are slowly dying.
Abortion is only one way that men exploit women.
Pornography is another.
Chapters 132 through 138 describe the various types of pornography;
their effects; those who profit from and defend porn (including many
pro-abortion groups); the kind of trash that kids are exposed to
by the mass media; the resurgence of pedophilia as an effect of
porn; and how everyday citizens can stop the cancer of
pornography from invading their towns.
The most important part of a Humanistic public education,
according to the Humanists themselves, is comprehensive and graphic
In no area are Christian values attacked as viciously as they are in
secular sex education classes. Contraception, abortion, and
even euthanasia are peddled as "right" and
"good," while the Christian view is ridiculed as
"antiquated" and "not in step with our modern
Chapter 139 discusses how Humanistic sex education corrodes Christian
values, talks about the differences between the types of sex
education, describes some graphic secular sex education programs,
shows how secular sex ed has impacted our world, and gives
information on references and other resources that Christian
parents can use to give their children the truth about human
The 'Sexual Revolution.'
Contraception, abortion, infanticide, homosexuality,
Neofeminism all of these aberrations are tied together by the
so-called 'Sexual Revolution,' which has cut us off from our Godly roots
and threatens to engulf us all.
Chapter 140 traces the history of the 'Sexual Revolution,' describes
its permutations and their impacts on our world, predicts what lies
ahead for those who have no sexual morality, and provides
information on Christian references that can be used to get a
handle on the 'big picture' regarding sexual practices in today's
Further Reading: Abortion-Related Topics.
The following books and periodicals provide information on a wide range
of life issues that are related to abortion. They are useful not
only for the raw data that they provide, but also for the manner in
which they tie together all of the life issues, including
American Information Newsletter.
This 8-page monthly newsletter gleans information on a
wide variety of topics from the nation's alternative (i.e.,
conservative) press and presents it in compact form. Typical subjects
covered include political correctness, race & ethnicity, religion,
government and politics, history revisionism, and morals and
society. Subscribe for 6 months or for a year by writing to 2408
Main Street, Boise, Idaho 83702. Telephone: (208)
Greenhaven Press. Biomedical Ethics: Opposing Viewpoints.
Greenhaven Press Opposing Viewpoints Series, Post Office Box
289009, San Diego, California 92128-9009. 1987, 216 pages.
Each section includes several essays by leading authorities
on both sides of each issue. The questions asked are: "Is
Genetic Engineering Ethical?;" "Are Organ Transplants Ethical?;"
"Should Limits Be Placed On Reproductive Technology?;"
"Should Animals Be Used in Scientific Research?;" and
"What Ethical Standards Should Guide the Health Care
System?" Authors include Tibor R. Macan, Malcolm
Muggeridge, and the Ethics Committee of the American Fertility Society.
A catalog is available from the above address and can be obtained
by calling 1-(800) 231-5163.
Greenhaven Press. Sexual Values: Opposing Viewpoints.
Greenhaven Press Opposing Viewpoints Series, Post Office
Box 289009, San Diego, California 92128-9009. 1983, 155
pages. Each section includes several essays by leading
authorities on both sides of each issue. The questions asked are:
"Is Nonmarital Sex Acceptable?;" "Does Sex Education
Belong in Schools?;" "Is Homosexuality
Acceptable?;" "Is Pornography Harmful?;" and "Should
Prostitution Be a Crime?" Authors include Jeremiah A.
Denton, Jr., Susan Brownmiller, Gail Sheehy, and Phyllis Schlafly.
A catalog is available from the above address and can be
obtained by calling 1-(800) 231-5163.
Carol Levine (Editor). Taking Sides: Clashing Views on
Controversial Bio-Ethical Issues.
Dushkin Publishing Group, Inc., Guilford, Connecticut. 1984,
297 pages. Leading thinkers on both sides of bioethical
issues express their opinions in scholarly essays on subjects including
abortion, in-vitro fertilization, surrogate motherhood, involuntary
sterilization of the retarded, informed consent, active euthanasia,
withholding treatment from handicapped newborns, suicide, the insanity
defense, animal experimentation, prisoners volunteering for research,
justifiable deception in research, organ harvesting from the dead,
and genetic engineering. A good primer on the bioethical issues.
Ellen Wilson. An Even Dozen.
New York: Human Life Press, 1982. 181 pages.
Reviewed by Nancy Koster on page 8 of the December 9, 1982 issue
of National Right to Life News. A series of lucid and
informative essays on the primary issues of our time, including
homosexuality, abortion, and the separation of Church and state.
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