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Why Pro-life? Caring for the unborn and their mothers

by Randy Alcorn
172 pages / 2012

Randy Alcorn has written a much longer pro-life book called Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments, but while I would recommend it highly as a pro-life reference work, at 455 pages, it’s a bit much to take in in a short period.

Why Pro-Life?, on the other hand, is an excellent concise call to love both mother and child in a crisis pregnancy. Randy Alcorn’s book was originally published in 2004 (available as a free PDF here), but it was updated in 2012. Both editions include sections on the following:

  1. The Basics
  2. The Child
  3. The Woman
  4. Other Important Issues
  5. Spiritual Perspectives and Opportunities.

The 2012 edition updates every chapter and adds chapters and appendices on:

  • Do Birth Control Pills Cause Abortion? (which RP has also covered here)
  • Abortion in the Bible and Church History
  • Biblical Passages Relevant to Life Issues
  • Talking Points for Communicating the Pro-Life Message.

Both Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments and Why Pro-Life? are typically insightful looks at an important issue from Randy Alcorn, but the latter will be invaluable for both those skeptical of the pro-life position and those who are new to the pro-life movement.

If you want a clearer understanding of how to be pro-life for both mother and child, or want to expose someone else to the pro-life perspective, you can get the 2004 version of Why Pro-Life? for free here or buy the 2012 edition on Amazon.

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