Almost every activist develops one or more specialized areas of
interest after being in the pro-life movement for a few years. As time
goes on, he may find that local resources are insufficient for proper
research or reading in these areas.
The national groups and publishers listed in this chapter have
literally thousands of books and cassette tapes available for sale. Some
of them also sell such items as sidewalk counselor literature, VHS
tapes, pro-life T-shirts and sweatshirts, billboards, and other
The pro-life activist can find anything he needs for any mission with
the help of these groups and publishers. If their catalogs do not
feature the specific items that the activist requires, they usually know
where to find them.
Americans Against Abortion (AAA).
AAA produces the most complete range of professional graphics and
posters available in the pro-life movement today. These materials
include T-shirts, pro-life action kits, tracts, albums, and colorful,
superbly-executed posters. Phone-in orders may be placed at (214)
963-8678, or you may write to Americans Against Abortion, Post Office
Box 70, Lindale, Texas, 75771-0070.
Catholics United for Life (CUL).
CUL produces a wide line of material for sidewalk counselors of every
faith (in other words, much of their material is not specifically
Catholic-oriented). These items include excellent photos of developing
babies for sidewalk counseling, pro-life stationery, tracts, and books,
including Margaret Sanger: Father of Modern Society. CUL is also
available for training sidewalk counselors in your city, in person, or
by videocassette and mail. CUL's catalog may be obtained from Catholics
United for Life, New Hope, Kentucky 40052.
Daughters of St. Paul.
The Daughters of St. Paul (DSP) publish numerous useful Catholic
documents in pamphlet form, including the Canadian Bishops'
"Statement on the Formation of Conscience" and the Vatican's
"Instruction on Bioethics." Write to the Daughters of St.
Paul, 50 St. Paul's Avenue, Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts, 02130.
The Daughters of St. Paul have most of the important apostolic
letters and encyclicals, including;
• "Educational Guidance in Human Love and Charter of the
Rights of the
Family" (Outlines for Catholic sex education), 62
• "Instruction Concerning Worship of the Eucharistic
Mystery," 16 pages.
• "On the Christian Meaning of Human Suffering," 58 pages.
• Humanae Vitae (On Human Life), July 25, 1968, Pope Paul VI.
Easton Publishing deals primarily with a wide range of books and
smaller booklets. They have pro-life primers and books on post-abortion
syndrome (PAS), sidewalk counseling, prenatal development, euthanasia,
and many other topics.
Easton also has a wide range of educational pamphlets primarily
directed at sidewalk counseling and teenagers.
For a catalog or further information, write to Easton Publishing
Company, Inc., Post Office Box 1064, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102,
telephone: (314) 635-0609.
Heritage House, the "Little Feet" people, have a wide range
of publications and posters available. Write to: Heritage House '76,
Inc., Pro-Family, Pro-Life Resource Center, Post Office Box 730, Taylor,
Ignatius Press' quarterly catalog includes books and tapes that deal
with the more abstract aspects of theology, spirituality, and prayer.
Many books will be of interest to pro-life activists, including The
AIDS Cover-Up; Feminine, Free, and Faithful; Too Many People?; Sex and
Sacredness; and Christian Married Love. The Ignatius catalog
also includes information on a new program for teen chastity, "Love
and Life," and a program of religious instruction for Catholic
homeschoolers, Grades 1 through 8.
For a free catalog, write to: Ignatius Press, 15 Oakland Avenue,
Harrison, New York 10528.
Keep the Faith.
This group's catalog includes the largest selection of Christian and
pro-life cassette and VHS tapes in the world more than one thousand
in all. Most of these are of interest to Christian pro-lifers, i.e.,
"The Last Days," "The Anti-Christ," "Sex
Education," "Authenticity of the Gospels," "Secular
Humanism," "In Defense of Life," "Legal
Killing," and hundreds of others. The catalog includes an index by
subject on such topics as abortion, the Bible, Communism, euthanasia,
occult practices, secular humanism, and sex education.
A free catalog may be obtained from: Keep the Faith, Inc., 810
Belmont Avenue, Post Office Box 8261, North Haledon, New Jersey, 07508.
Toll-free telephone number: 1-800-221-1564, extension 103.
Life Issues Bookshelf.
This group's catalog features a very wide assortment of items,
including pro-life checks, T-shirt transfers, posters, pins, and bumper
stickers. It also markets perhaps the widest available assortment of
pro-life books on every subject: natural family planning, family action
and home schooling, secular humanism in the schools, and pornography.
For a catalog, write to: Life Issues Bookshelf, Sun Life, Thaxton,
Virginia 24174, telephone: (703) 586-4898.
The Trinity catalog includes the descriptions of more than 600 books
on Christian life, religious studies, and current issues, to include
abortion and euthanasia. Some of the books advertised include Women
Exploited; Women and Choice; and Beyond Abortion.
Trinity's catalog also describes more than 100 tapes and videos (VHS)
on various topics of interest to Christians. For a free copy of this
catalog, write to: Trinity Communications, Post Office Box 3610,
Manassas, Virginia 22110. Telephone: (703) 369-2429 or (703) 369-2789.
Further Reading: Publishers.
Bacon's Publishing Company. Bacon's Media Alerts.
Covers the publishers of more than 1,700 magazines and more than 200
major daily newspapers. Information provided includes the publication
title, address, telephone number, names and titles of editors and
advertising managers, dates and frequency of publications, criteria and
lead time required for submitted material. Magazines are by market,
newspapers are listed geographically. 900 pages, published annually in
December by Bacon's Publishing Company, 332 South Michigan Avenue,
Chicago, Illinois 60604, telephone: (312) 922-2400.
Bowker Company. American Publishers.
Covers about 71,000 publishers in the United States and Canada.
Information on each publisher includes name, address, telephone number,
ISBN prefixes, and Standard Address Number (SAN). 1,690 pages, last
published in 1988 by K.G. Saur, R.R. Bowker Company, 245 West 17th
Street, New York, New York 10011, telephone: (212) 982-1302.
Bowker Company. Books in Print.
This is the basic source of information for libraries, booksellers
and distributors. It is the most comprehensive single source on the
subject available. It features information on 30,000 publishers and more
than 800,000 books. For publishers, information given includes company
name and address. For books, information provided is author, title,
price, publisher, and other information as needed. Eight volumes, 15,000
pages, updated and published annually in October by R.R. Bowker, 245
West 17th Street, New York, New York 10011, telephone: (212) 645-9700.
Available in CD-ROM format under the title Books in Print Plus.
Oxbridge Communications. College Media Directory.
Information on more than 5,000 college newspapers, magazines, and
yearbooks on about 2,500 campuses nationwide. Data includes name of
college, address and telephone number of college media outlet, the name
of the student advisor, description of contents, trim size and method,
frequency, circulation, budget and method of financing, and advertising
and subscription rates. 300 pages, published every four years (latest
edition in April of 1989) by Oxbridge Communications Inc., 150 Fifth
Avenue, New York, New York 10011, telephone: (212) 741-0231.
Gale Research. Publishers Directory.
1,650 pages. 21 categories of information on 19,000 United States
and Canadian publishers, including addresses and telephone numbers,
principal officers, number of new titles, interests, and selected
titles. Published biennially in the fall of even years by Gale Research,
Inc., 835 Penobscot Building, Detroit, Michigan 48226-4094, telephone:
(313) 961-2242. Toll-free telephone number: 1-800-877-GALE.
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