"History will one day look upon the movement to affirm the personhood of unborn children in the same way we now look upon the abolition of slavery and the end of the Holocaust. Dan Becker has been a reliable and principled voice for the unborn. His book advancing personhood for the most vulnerable among us is like a sound of the trumpet that will reverberate throughout time. The Holocaust of the unborn is the darkest chapter in American history and Dan Becker's book is a call to turn the page and
As we move toward the third decade of the 21st century, Christians concerned with defending the right to life face daunting new challenges. To protect fellow humans against emerging threats, we must re-examine the effectiveness of our most fundamental strategies. The following essays

​Resources / Suggested Readings

Personhood Education

New York, Inc.

http://"History will one day look upon the movement to affirm the personhood of unborn children in the same way we now look upon the abolition of slavery and the end of the Holocaust. Dan Becker has been a reliable and principled voice for the unborn. His book advancing personhood for the most vulnerable among us is like a sound of the trumpet that will reverberate throughout time. The Holocaust of the unborn is the darkest chapter in American history and Dan Becker's book is a call to turn the page and

​​Sacred Scripture—The Bible 

Documents of the Second Vatican Council: Lumen Gentium, 1964.

Gaudium et Spes, 1965.

Dignitatis Humanae, 1965.

Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI, 1968.
Mulieris Dignitatem, Blessed John Paul II, 1988.

Veritatis Splendor, Blessed John Paul II, 1993.

Evangelium Vitae, Blessed John Paul II, 1995.

Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions Between Homosexual Persons, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 2003.

Instruction Dignitas Personae, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 2008.

Declaration of Euthanasia, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 1980.

Declaration on Procured Abortion, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 1974.

Secondary Sources

Getting the Marriage Conversation Right. William B. May, Emmaus Road, Steubenville, Ohio.



Health Care Ethics. 4th ed. Ashley, O.P. and Rourke, O.P.

Life Issues—Medical Choices. Janet E. Smith and Christopher Kaczor.


Modern Moral Problems. Msgr. William B, Smith.

Personhood. Daniel Becker.


Precis of Official Catholic Teaching. Vols. IV, V, XII, XIII.

Sacramentum Mundi. Vol. IV.

What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense. Girgis, Anderson, George.