Right to Life of Michigan has many books, videos and other materials available for classrooms, events and personal use. These are available for loan from Educational Resource Center libraries accross the state. To find contact information for a center near you, please click here.
The following is only a partial list of materials available from our resource centers:
The Light of Life
Carol Everett’s testimony. Immediately following her own abortion in 1973, her life spiraled out of control. Her drive to succeed stood in the way of nothing else. Soon she operated her own clinics and was responsible for selling 35,000 abortions - and the death of one woman client. This video portrays a woman who was in the depths of deception, corruption and killing. See how her life was changed.
Making Abortion Unthinkable
An easy-to-follow, careful, well-reasoned seminar that has everything you need to train a group in the art of prolife persuasion. Five one-hour sessions on VHS will teach you how to simplify the abortion issue by focusing on one question, use scientific evidence to offer sound arguments and expose common flaws of pro-abortion rhetoric.
A Matter of Life and Death
An excellent educational video that covers fetal development, ultrasound, abortion decisions, abortion methods, civil rights and a Holocaust parallel. The video also touches on the reality of infanticide and euthanasia in our society. (Non-graphic version)
Prolife Doctors Speak Out
A discussion of the basic medical arguments against abortion, featuring John Willke, M.D., Bernard Nathanson, M.D., and C. Everett Koop, M.D. Includes authoritative statements on when life begins, viability, abortion techniques and the complications for women.
A Prolife Look At Abortion Techniques
Carol Everett, former abortion clinic owner, explains abortion methods in a direct, non-graphic manner. See how women are victimized by this industry rather than served by it. Learn the kinds of abortions currently performed, the instruments used, risks to women, facts on fetal organ harvesting and why abortions are performed on non-pregnant women.
Why Can’t We Love Them Both?
This is the video version of Dr. & Mrs. Willke’s best-selling book which counters the “pro-choice” rhetoric. Broken into three parts but all on one tape for easy viewing. Part one (28 min.) includes human life, human rights, discrimination, choice. Part two (26 min.) covers euthanasia, illegal abortion, unwanted babies, rape, Post Abortion Syndrome and loving them. Part three (10 min.) discusses abortion.
Matter of Choice
A female reporter researches and writes a newspaper feature on abortion. Prolife and pro-abortion leaders are interviewed. The video presents the testimony of counselors from crisis pregnancy centers and women who have experienced crisis pregnancies and abortion. This video contains medical footage of both a suction and saline abortion.
Meet the Abortion Providers
Testimonies from several doctors and nurses who have worked in abortion clinics and are now prolife. A real eye-opener about the abortion industry.
The Harder Truth
The Harder Truth graphically depicts the humanity of the unborn child and the inhumanity of abortion. Warning: This video is extremely graphic because abortion is an act of violence which kills a baby. This video is less than 10 minutes.
The barbaric partial-birth abortion procedure is described first-hand by registered nurse Brenda Pratt Shafer. No one could have prepared her for what she witnessed.
The Silent Scream
A first trimester suction abortion as seen on an ultrasound screen from the victim’s point of view. The abortionist’s procedure is explained in scientific terms by Bernard Nathanson, M.D., dedicated to exposing the truth about "abortion on demand."
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Choice of a Lifetime
This video provides solid information about fetal development and abortion risks, as well as life-affirming options for responding to an unplanned pregnancy. This video is about 15 minutes.
Letting Go is a 15-minute DVD created by Bethany Christian Services. It shares the stories of various birth parents and discusses why they made an adoption plan and what it was like to make an adoption plan.
The Story of Right to Life
An introductory video about Right to Life of Michigan and its goals. This video explains the importance of the prolife work and how everyone can become involved. Life is precious and irreplaceable and needs to be protected.
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This video focuses on the need to promote dignity and compassionate care to the terminally ill. Physician-assisted suicide, pain management and the tragic experience in the Netherlands are discussed. Testimonies are featured of people who were told they were terminally ill and yet are still living happy, active lives.
This video explores the journeys of people facing terminal illness, emphasizing that in death, just as in life, people have value for who they are. Included are interviews with physicians, chaplains, hospice workers and patients who agree true compassion includes treating body and soul. An inspiring video which reveals the peace, healing and growth that can accompany the end of life.
Perspectives on Euthanasia
This prolife video with companion study guide takes an in- depth look at the techniques used and arguments for and against euthanasia. It has been developed by Advocates for Better Care and will provide an understanding of the terminology and concepts of physician-assisted suicide, euthanasia and the direction taken by hospice programs in caring for the terminally ill.
To Be or Not to Be - The Human Family
Mark Pickup is one of North America’s foremost disability speakers/social commentators. He presents an eloquent and compelling argument to include incurably ill and disabled people within the embrace of the human family. He pleads with the culture of death to reject euthanasia consciousness and so-called death with dignity in favor of life with dignity.
The Question of Nutrition and Hydration
This is an informative, inspiring and compassionate discussion on the timely topic of the withdrawal of food and water from non-dying patients and its potential for abuse.
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Everyday Miracle of Birth
This video follows one woman’s pregnancy, showing actual photographs of a baby developing in the womb, an ultra-sound and the birth of her baby.
In the Womb
This DVD by National Geographic uses new technology of 3-D and 4-D ultrasounds imagery to “open a window into the hidden world of the fetus and explore each trimester in amazing new detail.” This DVD is 89 minutes long.
Preview of a Birth
Medically accurate video chronicles the journey from conception to birth. Fetal development is explored with in- utero photography, live film and ultrasound.
Ultrasound: Eyewitness to the Earliest Days of Life
Ultrasound is used to observe the unborn in various stages of development as they breathe, jump, suck their thumbs and more.
Ultrasound: A Window to the Womb
This video is a companion to Ultrasound: Eyewitness to the Earliest Days of Life; but also includes Shari Richard’s testimony of her abortion experience, along with important facts about abortion.
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The Heart of the Matter
Lisa Whelchel hosts this video which presents a dramatic view of fetal development, explains abortion procedures and addresses post-abortion trauma. Three young women tell their personal stories of the decision to have an abortion, become a single parent and make the choice of adoption.
Silent No More Awareness Campaign
The Silent No More Awareness Campaign allows women and men to publicly share how abortion has affected their lives. This DVD contains a 14-minute and a 28-minute presentation of the campaign, commercials, and 11 full-length testimonals of individuals who’ve had an abortion experience.
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Stem Cell Research
Cutting Through the Spin
Lecture by Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczynk gives an overview of the science and ethics of stem cell research and cloning, and looks at some media myths surrounding those issues. This DVD is 75 minutes long.
Stem Cells: Beyond Hope, Real Hope
A 6-minute DVD which provides clear, easy-to-understand answers about stem cell research.
The Science of Stem Cells: Finding Cures and Protecting Life
12 minute DVD from Michigan Catholic Conference includes testimonials and interviews urging support for adult stem cell research, addresses the effects of egg extraction and human cloning on women, and a look at embryonic and adult stem cell research from a moral and theological perspective.
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Horton Hears A Who
Dr. Seuss’s lovable elephant protects the tiny, threatened inhabitants of Whoville and proves that “a person is a person no matter how small.”
An interactive CD-ROM designed for teenagers. It provides educational information on abortion, fetal development and abortion complications.
You Are A Masterpiece
A great tool for teaching your young one about life before birth. The amazing world of life before birth is revealed in this live-action video. So, come take a peek into your past, as delightful children interact with state-of-the-art computer animation and captivating in-the-womb photography.
Molly Kelly helps young people understand that abortion is not the solution to teen pregnancy. She discusses abortion statistics, the abortion business and those who profit from it, legal rights and responsibilities as well as abortion’s complications and after-effects.
The Right Choice
The story of one teen’s journey from the despair of the abortion clinic to the hope of new life. The unexpected voice that guides her on this journey is that of her own unborn child.
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Great Prolife Reads
Aborted Women, Silent No More - David C. Reardon
This book contains a plethora of information on both the physical and psychological aftereffects of abortion. It also has the complete testimonies of 20 post-abortive women.
Abortion Rites/A Social History of Abortion in America - Marvin Olasky
This book covers the history of abortion in America prior to Roe v. Wade.
Culture of Death/The Assault on Medical Ethics in America - Wesley J. Smith
Wesley Smith discusses how some policymakers are working to move the medicine away from the traditional view of "do no harm" and into a culture of death.
Dying Well/The Prospect for Growth at the End of Life -
Ira Byock, MD
As a spokesperson for the hospice movement, Dr. Ira Byock works to provide a plan for how families and individuals to "make the end of life as meaningful and precious as the beginning."
Helping Women Recover from Abortion - Nancy Michels
This book is guide for women who’ve had abortions and those who counsel them on how to help post-abortive women recover from abortion.
Margaret Sanger’s Eugenic Legacy: The Control of Female Fertility – Angela Franks
This work addresses Sanger’s ideas concerning birth control, eugenics, population control, and sterilization against the backdrop of the larger eugenic context.
Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments - Randy Alcorn
A prolife favorite where Randy Alcorn addresses and provides prolife answers to a number of pro-choice arguments.
Quiet Moments for Care Givers - by Betty Free
Contains a number of prayers specifically for individuals who are caring for a loved one.
Stand Up Girl - Becky Fraser with Linda Shands
This is an important book for women experiencing an unplanned
Surprise Child - Leslie Leyland Fields
Unplanned pregnancies happen to women in every season of life, yet we rarely talk about how lonely and confusing this experience can be. Women and families can find hope and joy through an untimely pregnancy with the help of Surprise Child.
Victims and Victors - edited by David C. Reardon, Julie Makimaa, and Amy Sobie
Addresses the issue of pregnancies conceieved during rape and shares the stories of women conceived after being raped.
Who Broke the Baby - by Jean Staker Garton
This prolife classic by Jean Garton addresses and refutes a number of pro-choice slogans.
Why Pro-Life? - Randy Alcorn
Randy Alcorn uses science and logic to answer the important questions surrounding the abortion debate.
Won by Love - Norma McCorvey with Gary Thomas
Won by Love tells the story of Norma McCorvey who was the Roe of Roe v. Wade and her prolife conversion.
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