Editor's Note: Please visit our home page for a full listing of abortion facts. In 1971, at the insistence of many people, particularly our college daughters, we wrote Handbook On Abortion. Willke, RN This is the third book in a series over 25 years.
Its 1975 revision increased its size to 208 pages with 180 references, and the 1979 revision totalled 210 pages with 210 newer references.
In 24 printings, Handbook On Abortion sold over one million copies and was translated into ten languages.
Internationally, it became known as the "bible of the movement." But time moved on.
A flood of new scientific information, particularly the explosion of detailed information about the other patient (the tiny one) through recent technology and modern research, reshaped our answers.
Historical, legislative, and legal developments had to be incorporated into our thinking.
A few earlier "facts" had been disproved, but many new facts have been confirmed by scientific studies. And so we started with blank paper and wrote afresh. and a quiet optimism that our children will see the day when this demon is slain.
Abortion: Questions & Answers brought new areas, new questions and answers, new developments. With revisions and updates, it even inherited its "bible" status and added ten more languages. We view this field of battle with mixed emotions — dismay that the slaughter continues, elation at the great progress the pro-life movement has made . Love Them Both proclaims the new theme that our research has shown is the way to turn the tide as we move into the 21st century.
Except for a few classic papers, we used new and updated scientific articles to support our answers. Broad areas in society, major church bodies and political parties have joined the pro-life side, but, in opposition, we have not yet seen the full fury of the pro-abortion ideologies and of the pro-abortion industry. (John & Barbara) Willke The situation in the United States, two and a half decades after abortion became legal throughout the nation, seems to be at an impasse.
Accordingly, we offer this new educational tool, hoping it too will fill the need its two predecessors did. Canada, presented with abortion (now on demand) throughout that nation four years earlier, is not that much different.