Back to the Drawing Board

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352 pages, 6" x 9", preface, introduction, notes, illustrations

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Back to the Drawing Board

The Future of the Pro-Life Movement

Wagner, Teresa R., editor

Back to the Drawing Board: The Future of the Pro-Life Movement is an unprecedented collection of thoughtful and sometimes painfully honest essays, evaluating the pro-life cause thirty years after Roe v. Wade. Contributing writers are the movement's most respected leaders, including Dr. James Dobson, Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, Nat Hentoff, Dr. Mildred Jefferson, Congressman Chris Smith, Phyllis Schlafly, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, Paul Weyrich, and Jean Garton, among others. They are statesmen, scholars, doctors, lawyers, judges, activists and mothers. They are Evangelical Christian, Muslim, Atheist, Jewish, and Catholic. They are men and women, young and old, liberal and conservative, Democrat and Republican – and third party. Many are veterans, some are new; but all have labored in the effort, and care about its future.

The book is intended for the next generation of pro-life leaders, who will learn from its pages of the movement's history and current predicament. The collection's many and varied views, about the future as well as the past, invite readers to go back to the drawing board and contemplate: What now?

“A very welcome review of a vitally important mission . . .” – Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Author, The Ten Commandments

“Never before in the history of the pro-life movement have scholars, statesmen, judges, activists and others combined their insights to provide a comprehensive look at the movement's history and its future. Yet, that is exactly what this book does. Back to the Drawing Board: The Future of the Pro-Life Movement is a remarkable collection of essays by distinguished professionals and is must reading for anyone seeking to understand the pro-life movement, its successes, failures, and the challenges it faces as it enters the 21st century.” – Gary L. Bauer, President, Campaign for Working Families

“The courageous tenacity of the pro-life movement has been the great untold story of American public life for three decades. This timely and important book demonstrates that the pro-life movement – which will be the great civil rights movement of twenty-first century America – has the courage to be self-critical as well as the courage to be tenacious.” – George Weigel, Senior Fellow, Ethics & Public Policy Center, and Author of Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II

Teresa R. Wagner is a former Lobbyist with the National Right to Life Committee, and a former Legal and Policy Analyst for Family Research Council, both in Washington, D.C..