Everything You Need to Know About Abortion – For Teens

by Janet Morana, Executive Director, Priests for Life

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A pervasive belief in the U.S. is that women and girls need access to legal abortion to be successful in their lives. Nothing is more important than abortion, young women are told. Not family support, education, faith, hard work, personal responsibility or opportunity. Everywhere they turn, today’s youth are bombarded with the message that abortion is normal and even good and they have few resources to tap into if they want to learn the truth. In Everything You Need to Know About Abortion – For Teens these dangerous lies are exposed while the truth about the harm abortion causes to women, men and society is spelled out in easy-to-understand chapters each built around a central theme. Janet Morana introduces readers to the unborn child and to the brutal methods used to kill this most innocent victim. Her strong, impactful and practical message leaves no doubt that abortion is not only non-essential, but harmful.

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A letter of endorsement from Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke
I applaud the focus of Janet Morana’s book, Everything You Need to Know About Abortion- For Teens. Her no nonsense approach directed toward teens addresses a critical need for today and for the future. It is a reminder that every life is precious. We mourn the loss of the aborted children but we also need to remember that today’s teens are survivors in a culture of death. Although they survived to be born into this world they often find themselves in empty lives. I believe Janet’s book will help them to not only learn why abortion is evil but to also learn that they are always precious in the sight of God. Let us pray that Ms. Morana’s work will impact the value of every life in wondrous ways. - Bishop Joseph E. Strickland, Diocese of Tyler, Texas
Everything You Need to Know About Abortion- For Teens has accomplished something crucial for the Church’s ministry: It speaks directly to young people not only about abortion but about the many threats to their health and happiness that exist when they turn away from God and into the darkness of our culture. This is a message every young person needs to hear. Parish youth groups will find this to be a valuable resource! - Bishop Joseph L Coffey, Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA
Janet Morana's book Everything You Need to Know About Abortion – For Teens is a compelling personal journey of how Christ touched her heart to become the pro-life warrior she is today. This book is a must read for all those who even question the thought that "abortion is the answer to all my problems." Hearts will be transformed reading this excellent book. - Sr. Deirdre (Dede) Byrne, POSC, Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts
The abortion industry preys on vulnerable teens, establishing a dangerous relationship that normalizes risky sexual behavior and offers abortion violence when this inevitably leads to pregnancy. It is the prerogative of all concerned Americans to put a stop to this abuse. Standing between Big Abortion and the nation’s youth has been a primary objective of Students for Life of America for over fifteen years. I am incredibly grateful for Janet Morana’s stalwart commitment to protecting American teens and their preborn children from abortion violence. - Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life of America
“…and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8,32). If you - whether you are a teen or parents of a teen - still have a scintilla of doubt that abortion is the intentional taking of an innocent human life, then you want to dive deep into this amazing pool of data, facts and science that is Janet Morana’s gift to us. As she writes: “You can see why I am so passionate about the life issue. At one time I was clueless but once I discovered the truth it was like an iron door closed behind me and I couldn’t go back, nor did I want to.” - Joan Lewis, EWTN Rome Special Contributor; Host of Joan’s Rome and Vatican Insider
There is an old saying that rings so very true when it comes to abortion: "What you don't know can hurt you." A vast majority of those who call themselves "pro-choice" know so very little about this hot-button issue. Whether it is concerning the initial Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade which gave us abortion on demand through nine months of pregnancy, or the research that shows a majority of women don't actually "choose" abortion but are instead pressured into one, too many know very little about the reality of abortion. That's why Janet Morana’s latest book, is a such a timely and valuable resource. Through not only the latest statistics and medical research, but also through personal stories of those connected to abortion and the culture of death, this book further educates and affirms members of the pro-life community and also provides a way to quietly witness to those who for whatever reason believe that abortion is still necessary." - Teresa Tomeo, Syndicated Catholic Talk Show Host and Best-Selling Catholic Author
My grandmother, Rose, left Italy for the United States at age eight. Her family settled into a semi-cloistered Italian Catholic neighborhood. Her parish, as well as her neighbors’, was St. Anthony’s in Canton, Ohio. It was also the parish of a young woman named Rita Rizzo, later known as Mother Angelica, the foundress of EWTN Catholic Television Network. As a boy, I wondered if it was some kind of rule that we Italians were expected to attend St. Anthony’s.

The parish was at the center of my grandmother’s social and religious life—likely Rita Rizzo’s, too. Her Catholic identity was planted young and remained to the end of her ninety-six years. If the Church said it, it was so. If Rose had a question, the priest had the answer.

Those days, it seems, are in their twilight. The soil for formerly shared morals and for their underlying truth is now littered with rocks, in some places boulders. The surrounding culture says, “Think like we do. It is the new and enlightened way to be.” What was once instinctively understood about the beginning of life, by those religious and those not so, has been upended by waves of misinformation, ignorance and celebrated self-worship.

It is those younger who most hear the siren-call of the secular society. It is they who are pulled into the widening chasm between moral realities and the group-think of popular culture. Their thinking and emotions are shaped by the media, entertainment, and likewise shaped friends.

“I didn’t know any of that; No one has ever told me what abortion really is; I always thought that a baby wasn’t a baby until it was near birth; It’s legal, so that makes it okay.”

Clichés, stereotypes and illogic are woven so tightly together that young minds are believing the unbelievable, accepting the unacceptable, celebrating the self-destructive. The deceptions must be absorbed unquestionably lest the truth change hearts, young and old.

Just as the young are more vulnerable to being misled, so too are they more open to being well led. Janet Morana walks them through the moral and scientific sounding nonsense that like rickety stilts supports the pro-abortion side of the “debate,” though it never has deserved that status.

How does one reach those who think with their emotions and hear with their eyes? Giving them facts and reason is a challenging mission. Still, presenting a compelling counter-view will move some. Presenting the far-reaching emotional damage of abortion will move others.

Everything You Need to Know About Abortion—for Teens” has done both. - Dr. Ray Guarendi, Host of EWTN’s Living Right With Dr. Ray

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