Pro-life Movement     [Text-only version for printing]     [back to graphical version]
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 College students

Web Site Links
This site provides access to Catholic publications and late-breaking news about Catholics.  Has a pro-life comic strip called Umbert the Unborn.

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 movement.

Online Databases (Rio Hondo Students only)
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.

CQ Researcher
Try searching for "pro-life movement", "abortion debates" or construct your own search in this database to find current, in-depth information.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Try searching "pro-life movement" to find overviews from various subject encyclopedias.  An excellent place to start!

Issues & Controversies @
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 history
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:


Abortion--Government policy

Pro-life movement--Moral and ethical aspects--United States

Pro-life movement--United States

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 5 sample searches below are from the ProQuest database. 
Use Advanced Search and type each tern in a separate box:

    1.  (SUB(pro-life movement) )  (from Peer-Reviewed Journals only)
    2.  ("anti-abortion" )
    3.  ("Unborn Victims of Violence Act" )
    4.  ("right-to-life" and SUB(abortion) )
    5.  (SUB(abortion) and Roman Catholic Church )

Researched and evaluated by:
D. Pefficoffer, Librarian 4/1998
last update: D. Yashar, Librarian 9/2009


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