The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected
books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject.
The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by
Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically
selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo
Online Databases (RHC Students
version for printing
Web Site Links
This site provides access to Catholic publications and late-breaking
news about Catholics. Has a pro-life comic strip called Umbert
Human Life International
This Web site identifies the "unholy trinity" as abortion, birth
control, and sex education and addresses family life issues dealing
with both pro-life and pro-choice. News, hot topics, and links
to similar sites are included. This Web
site explores many
aspects of human life.
National Right to Life
National Right to Life committee was formed in 1973 in response
to the U.S. Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion in all 50
states in any month of pregnancy. This site contains numerous links to such topics as partial-birth
abortion, euthanasia, abortion alternatives, campaign reform and free
speech, medical facts, and press releases. This site has a
self search engine and is a starting point for study of pro-life issues.
Pro-Lifers Against Clinic Violence
This Web site is an excellent and current site of pro-life issues
with the added feature of stressing non-violence. It has many
links to pro-life issues that also address the problems of violence,
as well as an association with a feminist approach to the pro-life
Databases (Rio Hondo
The following Rio Hondo College Library online databases my
contain material relevant to sexual harassment. Databases
may include magazine, newspaper and journal articles.
Off-campus users please note: you must be a Rio Hondo College
student, faculty or staff member to sue these services.
Try searching for "pro-life movement", "abortion debates" or
construct your own search in this database to find current, in-depth
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Try searching "pro-life movement" to find overviews from various
subject encyclopedias. An excellent place to start!
Controversies @ FACTS.com
Try searching for "pro-life movement", or construct your own
search in this database to find current, in-depth information.
The following books can be located in the
Rio Hondo College Library.
Historical and multicultural encyclopedia of women's
reproductive rights in the United States
Call number: Ref HQ766.5.U5H57 2002
Roe v. Wade : the abortion rights controversy in American
Call number: Ref KF228.R59H85 2001
Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the
following Library of Congress subject headings:
Pro-life movement--Moral and ethical aspects--United States
Pro-life movement--United States
Use the box below to search for additional resources in Rio Hondo
The following media can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library,
to be viewed in the Library.
Abortion : desperate choices
Call number: Video 000835
Documentary showing pregnant women in difficult situations making
decisions about abortion. testing, counseling, and the clinic through
the initial pregnancy testing, counseling, and the abortion itself.
Includes the side taken by the pro-life movement and protest marches.
The last abortion clinic
Call number: DVD 0080
"The headlines today are filled with speculation about changes
in the U.S. Supreme Court and what those changes might mean for
abortion--an issue that has divided the country for more than 30
years. Heated rhetoric from both sides continues to be heard in
courtrooms and on the campaign trail. But while attention is
often focused on the arguments, there is another story playing
out in local communities. Pro-life advocates have waged a
successful campaign to reduce abortions in many places
throughout the country. By using state laws to regulate and
limit abortion and by creating their own clinics to offer
alternatives to women, they have changed the facts on the
ground. FRONTLINE investigates the steady decline in the number
of physicians and clinics performing abortions, and focuses on
local political battles in states like Mississippi, where only a
single clinic performs the controversial procedure."
The Rio Hondo College Library
provides online access to full-text articles through our
online databases. Please note: you must be a Rio Hondo College
student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.
The sample searches
and articles below are from the
ProQuest database. If you are viewing this
subject guide from an on-campus computer, simply click on the
links below. To gain access if you are at home or off-campus,
first click here:
https://rioweb.riohondo.edu/library/. Input your student
ID number and password [your birthdate]. You will see a
list of all the online databases to which you have access. Click on ProQuest and enter the database. You may conduct your own
searches at this point or come back to this subject guide and
click on any of the links below:
(SUB(pro-life movement) ) (from Peer-Reviewed Journals only)
("Unborn Victims of Violence Act" )
("right-to-life" and SUB(abortion) )
(SUB(abortion) and Roman Catholic Church )
Researched and evaluated by:
D. Pefficoffer, Librarian 4/1998
last update: D. Yashar, Librarian 9/2009