Step 1: Watch the Video
This video provides an introduction to the Abortion Industry in America by way of historical research on its origins and the Eugenics Movement, a former abortionist’s testimonial on the abortion industry, as well as footage from private investigations.
An introductory overview for the Tough Topics Abortion Industry Program
Step 2: Review Important Principles
“Could it be that when we said that we would no longer sit in the back of the bus, a place was being reserved for us down at the abortion clinic?”
- MLK’s Niece Alveda King
Step 3: Practice the Role-Play
Scenario #1: Racism Roundup
It’s lunchtime and someone near you mentions a recent rally where there were apparently actual KKK members participating. “I thought that group disbanded years ago,” comments a peer nearest you. He continues, “Their history is so tainted—killing people just because they were Black and talking about the ‘white race’ being supreme.
I didn’t realize there were still people who thought that way.”
Scenario #2: Mythical Math
“We don’t want to think of people just in terms of categories: black, white, Hispanic, gay, bi, trans, or whatever else. We want to think of people as persons.”
-Rev. Paul Scalia
Allow 2 hours: one hour for video, one hour for role-playing.
If parents are present, arrange the room so that the focus is on the youth
(i.e. youth seated in the front, parents in the back)
Present Tough Topics Video Program
Invite the youth to share any initial reactions
(i.e. How did you feel about that? What struck you? Did you learn anything new?)
Break into small groups to act out the scripts
Invite the youth to share personal experiences and collaborate on how the conversation could unfold in light of the material learned
Conclude with prayer
(we recommend this prayer of St. Teresa of Calcutta)
Consider following up with a related service project
St. Teresa of Calcutta
A Prayer of St. Teresa of Calcutta (1910 - 1997 AD)
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway.
13+ years old, defer to parent’s judgement. A segment of the video program contains strong and explicit material unsuitable for pre-teens.
Prerequisite: Some sex ed covered by parents.
See other age appropriate recommendations in Raising Children of Light.
To search for life affirming help near you such as medical services, financial assistance, work or education opportunities, material and legal support, recovery, mental health, prenatal diagnosis resources and care for children, visit herplan.org
Project Rachel is a diocesan-based network of specially trained priests, religious, counselors, and laypersons who provide a team response of care for those suffering in the aftermath of abortion. In addition to referring for Sacramental Reconciliation, the ministry provides an integrated network of services, including pastoral counseling, support groups, retreats and referrals to licensed mental health professionals.
It's normal to grieve a pregnancy loss, including the loss of a child by abortion. It can form a hole in one's heart, a hole so deep that sometimes it seems nothing can fill the emptiness. Be assured that there is forgiveness, hope and healing – many women and men have participated in diocesan Project Rachel Ministries and returned to a loving relationship with God.
For science-based arguments in support of supernatural truths, view free videos such as "The Remarkable Evidence of a Transcendent Soul," and "Science, God, and Creation," available at www.magiscenter.com/videos