RLA Display & Video Library

Resource Room & Educational Display

The RLA has a number of resources available to be borrowed for use in the classroom, group meeting, conferences, parish carnivals and more.

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Exhibit and Information booth may be borrowed and displayed at your parish function or at educational and community conferences. Educational materials appropriate to the audience and the event are also supplied. Contact the RLA for more information or to reserve the exhibit.

Pro-Life Resource Room

The resource room is open during office hours. It features a comprehensive collection of books, videos, audio cassettes and brochures on fetal development, abortion, post-abortion syndrome, chastity, stem cell research, human cloning and end of life issues.  The majority of these videos are on VHS and some on DVD.

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FETAL DEVELOPMENT

HOW BABIES GROW #19
For small children, any adolescent or adults who are still children at heart. A simple and beautiful telling of how the baby grows inside the mother. Video doesn't tell how the baby "gets in" or "gets out,” just scientifically accurate facts of fetal development. 10 minutes

YOU ARE A MASTERPIECE #162
For primary grades (or the young at heart). Live action in-utero video and computer animation reveal the world of the unborn baby. 25 minutes

BEFORE YOU WERE BORN #116
Appropriate for primary and middle grades. Video shows living, growing unborn babies from the third week through the twelfth week of gestation. Embryoscopy allows us to view in full color the fetus living in the womb. 26 minutes

THE WONDER OF LIFE #117
Appropriate for upper grades. Video uses the technique of embryoscopy to show living, growing fetus from the third week through the twelfth week of gestation. 12 minutes

IN THE BEGINNING #118
Designed for middle school and high school students. Classical choral music over somewhat more advanced discussion of anatomy and physiology of first trimester development using embryoscopy. 26 minutes

THE MIRACLE OF LIFE #64
Junior high - high school. Lennart Nilsson's film of conception, the development of the fetus and the birth of the baby. Won an Emmy Award as a program in the NOVA series on PBS. 60 minutes

ULTRASOUND: EYEWITNESS TO THE EARLIEST DAYS OF LIFE #54
Junior high - high school. Shari Richard uses ultrasound to take the viewer from conception to birth, showing the humanity and personality of the unborn baby. 25 minutes

LET ME LIVE #39
Primary and middle grades. Pat Boone Productions features in-utero photography of the unborn child with narration done by the baby. The value taught at this age level is that from the moment of conception, there is a baby growing in the womb. 6 minutes

NO EASY WAY OUT #121
High school. A young girl in a crisis pregnancy thinks that an abortion will be the easy way out. She learns otherwise and, after making another bad choice, makes the right choice for the child she carries. Presents a concise explanation of fetal development and abortion procedures. Video also touches on why giving up her baby for adoption is the best plan for the young girl. Discussion guide included. 20 minutes

YOUR CRISIS PREGNANCY #87
Junior high - high school. Video summarizes prenatal life, abortion and post-abortion trauma. Includes personal testimonies of women who had experienced crisis pregnancies. 28 minutes

ABORTION

A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH #110
Junior high - high school. Excellent overview of legal basis for abortion, abortion methods (including partial-birth abortion), interview with an ex-abortion provider and a post-abortive woman. Addresses the rights of the father in a crisis pregnancy, and describes the connection between abortion and euthanasia. 17 minutes

ABORTION BREAST CANCER LINK #174
Testimony of acknowledged world experts on the link between abortion and an increased risk of breast cancer. Three women tell how their lives were changed after they developed breast cancer following their abortions. Video explains increased need for mammograms after abortion. 25 minutes

THE SILENT SCREAM #45
Former abortionist Dr. Bernard Nathanson narrates a first trimester suction abortion as seen on an ultrasound. 28 minutes

BORN TO BE KILLED #177
The story of Gianna Jessen, a young woman who survived an abortion. Current clinic worker and former abortionist are interviewed. Brief photos of aborted babies and suction abortion. Sale of fetal tissue is discussed. 25 minutes

RESCUED FROM ABORTION #172
Father Frank Pavone interviews a former abortion provider, a mother who aborted her son and her twin daughter who survived the abortion. Reveals how abortion is devastating from so many angles and the shortcuts taken by abortion clinics to increase profits. 30 minutes

I LEFT THE ABORTION WAITING ROOM #171
Father Frank Pavone interviews a young mom who changed her mind about having an abortion after seeing people praying outside the clinic. The sidewalk counselor who helped her is also interviewed. 30 minutes

MY YEARS IN THE ABORTION INDUSTRY #170
Father Frank Pavone interviews a woman who managed abortion clinics. She reveals how dangerous the clinics are, how ruthless is the pressure to get women to abort and how her participation was very nearly her own undoing. 30 minutes

NO ALIBIS #57
A fast-paced drama on abortion designed especially for teens. Music and messages are powerfully mixed as the film focuses on how abortion touches three lives. 38 minutes

THE RIGHT CHOICE #61
Junior high - high school. The story of one teen's journey from the despair of the abortion clinic to the hope of new life. The unexpected voice that guides her on this journey is that of her own unborn child. Discussion guide included.

POWER-SURGE ABORTION #102
Junior high - high school. Teens who have lived through crisis pregnancies tell how they dealt with them, the guilt over past abortions and the importance of support. They urge other teens to consider all the options before making their decision. Church teaching on abortion is given. Discussion guide included.

THE LIGHT OF LIFE #38
High school. A behind the scenes look at the abortion industry and the story of Carol Everett. A post-abortive woman, Carol managed one of the largest abortionclinics in Texas. Through an incredible set of circumstances, she realized the truth about abortion and has become a strong pro-life advocate. 30 minutes

THE PROCEDURE #119
Junior high - high school. Video reveals the facts behind the partial-birth abortion rhetoric and refutes all the arguments that state this procedure should be a woman's option. Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, M.D., and Brenda Pratt Schafer (the nurse who witnessed this procedure and then testified to Congress about it) give information about a procedure that is virtual infanticide. 30 minutes

BABY PARTS FOR SALE #169
Senior high school and adult level. Graphic photos of aborted babies and victims of Nazi concentration camps. Video explains partial-birth abortion, live birth abortion, and the harvesting and sale of the babies' bodies that result from these abortions. 50 minutes

NO EASY WAY OUT #121
High school. A young girl in a crisis pregnancy thinks an abortion will be the easy way out. She learns otherwise and, after making another bad choice, makes the right choice for the child she carries. Presents a concise explanation of fetal development and abortion procedures. Video also touches on why giving up her baby for adoption is the best plan for the young girl. Discussion guide included. 20 minutes

MEET THE ABORTION PROVIDERS #63
Former abortion providers tell their stories about why they became involved in the abortion business and why they eventually left. The truth of abortion is revealed by those responsible for the deaths of thousands of unborn children. 30 minutes

YOUR CRISIS PREGNANCY #87
Junior high - high school. Video summarizes prenatal life, abortion and post-abortion trauma. Includes personal testimonies of women who had experienced crisis pregnancies. 28 minutes

A PRO-LIFE LOOK AT ABORTION TECHNIQUES #143
Former abortion clinic owner and director, Carol Everett, shows the tools used by the abortionist for the different abortion procedures. Risks and complications are considered for each technique. Carol discusses the dishonest practices perpetrated by money-driven abortionists. Non-graphic. 22 minutes

YOU CAN STOP PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION #145
Video exposes the truth about partial-birth abortion. Includes tips on writing letters to elected officials on legislation to ban this procedure. 12 minutes

CHEMICAL ABORTIFACIENTS - RU486 #151
Dr. John Willke and a panel discuss how new abortion drugs work, what problems they bring and what psychological effects women are left with after they use them. 2 copies. 60 minutes

LIFE TALK - FETAL HARVESTING #139
The video magazine, Life Talk, investigates the fetal harvesting industry. Eric Hannah, a former abortion clinic director, is interviewed on the subject.

FETAL HARVESTING 20/20 PROGRAM #146
National program explores the fetal harvesting industry. Includes interviews with the "middle man" who obtains the fetal tissue from the clinics to sell to the teaching institutions.

ONE IN A MILLION #86
Junior high - high school. How would it feel to wake up one day and discover that you had never been born? The video creates a powerful premise for discussion of destiny and the sanctity of human life. Discussion guide included. 17 minutes

GIANNA JESSEN #157
High School. Survivor of a saline abortion, Gianna shares her story and music ministry at the 2001 Youth Convention. Gianna is a voice for the unborn and for the disabled as she lives with the challenge of cerebral palsy as a result of the saline abortion. She also reminds teens of the importance of chastity and compassion in their relationships. 50 minutes

THIS IS MY BODY #158
Powerful video of a song which explores the feelings of a post-abortive woman and a woman faced with a crisis pregnancy. The song compares the pro-choice rhetoric of "This is my body; I'll do what I want with it" to Christ's words of sacrifice in the Eucharist when He says "This is my body, given up for you..."

LIFE: THE WAY OF CHAMPIONS #31
Junior high - high school. Professional football players' inspirational statements on abortion and respect for life. 12 minutes

SURPRISED BY GOD #150
As a college student, Steve Arterburn pressured his pregnant girlfriend into having an abortion, a decision he regrets to this day. The despair over this decision deepened when he later married and learned that he and his wife were an infertile couple. Steve shares the impact of the abortion decision on his life and how God gave him a second chance. 50 minutes

POST-ABORTION SYNDROME

AFTER THE CHOICE #115
High school. Moving testimony of post-abortive women sharing thoughts and memories of their abortion experience. They give information they wish someone had told them before they made their decision. Honest and poignant recounting of the abortion experience. Discussion guide included. 25 minutes

IN OUR OWN WORDS #154
Young women witness to the panic and pain of their abortion decision. They share their ongoing grief and regret about their decision. 32 minutes

DEAR CHILDREN #9
The powerful story of one woman's journey from the abortion experience to God's love and forgiveness. Post-abortion syndrome and how to find healing are discussed. The video also provides a male perspective on the abortion issue through interviews with fathers of aborted children. Includes discussion guide. 30 minutes

DEAR CHILDREN (abridged) #125
This video offers a poignant look at how abortion can affect someone both mentally and spiritually, and the peace that God's forgiveness can bring. 12 minutes

BEYOND REGRET #160
This video offers the testimonies of men and women who have lived with the pain of an abortion experience and how they were able to find healing and wholeness. 35 minutes

AFTER EFFECTS #163
A thoughtful look at six people who experienced life-altering trauma after abortions. Accepting the mercy and forgiveness of God allows them to heal. Interviews with Norma McCorvey, Dr. David Reardon, Dr. Jack Willke. 30 minutes

YOUR CRISIS PREGNANCY #87
Junior high - high school. Video summarizes prenatal life, abortion and post-abortion trauma. Includes personal testimonies of women who had experienced crisis pregnancies. 28 minutes

CHASTITY

THE RULES HAVE CHANGED #173
Candid discussion of teen's questions about sex and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) Dr. Meg Meeker (author of Epidemic - How Teen Sex is Killing Our Kids). Includes information about connection between teen sexual activity and depression/suicide, oral sex, modesty and dealing with temptation. Contains photos of lesions, etc from STDs. 21 minutes

NO APOLOGIES: THE TRUTH ABOUT LIFE, LOVE & SEX #168
From Focus on the Family, young people tell how they make their social and sexual choices and describe how their lives have been impacted by their choices. Includes testimonies dealing with abortion, drinking, STDs, "safe sex,” and secondary virginity. Very believable and powerful. 30 minutes

JASON EVERT #157
High School. A high energy, right on target message to high school students about the challenges and blessing of chastity. A keynote speaker at the 2001 Youth Convention, Jason encourages teens to turn away from society's interpretation of love and sex and, instead, reap the rewards of finding and living real love. 45 minutes

FOR GIRLS ONLY – HARD QUESTIONS, STRAIGHT ANSWERS ABOUT SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS #164
Ellen Marie, M.S., has a candid discussion with high school girls about relationships, society's messages about sex, true intimacy, preparing for marriage, etc. 30 minutes

FOR GUYS ONLY – HARD QUESTIONS, STRAIGHT ANSWERS ABOUT SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS # 165
Jason Evert, chastity educator, answers frank questions about sex before marriage, how far is too far, what is the meaning of love, what the Church says about the meaning of sex. 25 minutes

SECOND THOUGHTS #100
High School. Video reveals how teens can experience the freedom and benefits of sexual abstinence even if they have known the trap of promiscuity. 28 minutes

JUST WAIT #17
Junior high - high school. Highlights of interviews with young men and women showing their views on sexuality. Video helps teens value virginity. Discussion guide included. 14 minutes

LET'S TALK - TEENS AND CHASTITY #22
Junior high - high school. Molly Kelly, nationally known chastity speaker, addresses issues of abortion, AIDS, contraceptives, chastity, etc. Two 30-minute segments

TEENS AND CHASTITY #122
Junior high - high school. Updated version of Molly Kelly's presentation to teens explaining that chastity solves many of today's problems such as teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, abortion and heartbreak. Chastity is God's plan for physical, mental, social and spiritual health. Molly's respect for and love of teens is very evident in her talk. 59 minutes

FACE-TO-FACE WITH TEENS #127
Molly Kelly discusses with teens the issues of sexuality, chastity and the challenges facing young people making life choices. 30 minutes

SEX AND LOVE - WHAT'S A TEENAGER TO DO? #126
Mary Beth Bonacci presents a positive, Biblical view of sex that liberates young people from the tyranny of peer pressure and secularist values. Using humorous, down-to-earth examples from teenage life, she shows that chastity is loving the right way. 60 minutes

SEX HAS A PRICE TAG #136
Pam Stenzel draws on her experiences as director of Alpha Women's Center to share with young people the many consequences of sexual activity outside of marriage. 45 minutes

SEX, LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS #138 (abridged edition)
Pam Stenzel shares with teens the physical, emotional, spiritual and character consequences of sex before marriage. 55 minutes

JUST THOUGHT YOU OUGHTA KNOW #155
Teens talk to teens about the risk of sexual contact. They share that character, not condoms, provides the only true protection for hearts and bodies. Those already sexually active are encouraged to embrace secondary virginity. Discussion guide included. 7 minutes.

EPIDEMIC #175
Presentation by Dr. Meg Meeker, STD expert, and Miss Tara Bollinger (Miss Missouri) on threat of STDs to our teens and how they can protect themselves with abstinence. 2004

IT AIN'T WORTH IT #152
Junior high - high school. Athletes share straight talk in a music/documentary video about the potential hazards of pre-marital sex and the advantage of abstinence. 25 minutes

TEENS AND SEX: DECIDING FOR YOUR LIFE #37
Junior high - high school. Video with Colleen George of Ligouri Publications helps teens see the value of choosing chastity. Presenter's guide included. 25 minutes

CATHY'S CHOICE #111
High school. Story of the pressures faced by the "new girl in town" as she confronts alcohol, drugs and sexual pressures. The video exposes negative peer pressure, and demonstrates some proven methods for making good decisions. 46 minutes

AIDS

NO SECOND CHANCE #53
Junior high - high school. Video tells how AIDS is contracted, the risks of "safe sex,” interviews with families who have lived with the devastation of the disease. 30 minutes

LIVING WITH AIDS: AN OCCASION OF GRACE #52
Junior high - high school. Video demonstrates how individuals can make a difference in healing the physical, emotional and spiritual scars brought on by the AIDS epidemic. 30 minutes

END OF LIFE ISSUES

EUTHANASIA: FALSE LIGHT #177
Riveting testimony of people diagnosed with terminal illnesses and how they coped with the fear, depression and suggestions of euthanasia. Medical doctor and hospice counselor share valuable information about what euthanasia really means for individuals and society in the United States and in the Netherlands. 15 minutes

PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE: NOT WORTH LIVING? #147
Who decided when someone should die? Are physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia compassionate responses to end the suffering of dying people? A theologian, a doctor, a physically challenged author, and people who have lost a loved one share their expertise and insight on this subject. 25 minutes

DEATH AS A SALESMAN #156
Based on the book of the same title, this documentary explores the reasons why all who respect life should oppose the legalization of physician-assisted suicide. Produced in 2001. 25 minutes

FINAL BLESSING #124
The spiritual dimensions in the lives of the terminally ill are examined. In spite of the unavoidable sadness in these stories, viewers will be left inspired and consoled by the patients' end-of-life discoveries. 52 minutes

PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE #129
An inspirational video gives viewers a many faceted understanding of the issue of physician-assisted suicide through the heartening and courageous response of physicians, patients and families. 16 minutes

ALMOST HOME #46
The late Sister Thea Bowman, a nationally-known African American Catholic Sister, shares her personal experiences of living with the sufferings and uncertainties of a terminal illness. This four-time award-winning program will change your perception of living with suffering and dying. Discussion guide included. 30 minutes

A LOOK AT ASSISTED SUICIDE #144
A panel composed of lawyers, doctors, nurses, and clergy discuss the impact of physician-assisted suicide on patients, their families and the medical profession. 60 minutes

STEM CELL RESEARCH AND HUMAN CLONING

MIRACLE CELL #176
Documentary produced in 2004 explores the variety of ways adult stem cells have been used to treat spinal cord injuries, heart muscle injuries, etc. 60 minutes

MISCELLANEOUS

LIFE IS SACRED #166
This video reveals the truth behind the Master Craftsman of the human soul and how His image is engraved into each of us. Thoughtful choice of photos and script address the challenge of respect for life in a culture which often does not value this gift. Excellent discussion starter. 6 minutes

FAITHFUL CITIZENSHIP #149
 Based on the 1999 Bishop's Statement, Faithful Citizenship, Cardinal Roger Mahony joins political commentators encouraging citizens to be informed and responsible participants in the political process. We are urged to evaluate political platforms and issues in light of the principles of Catholic social teaching. 3 copies, 10 minutes

GO MAKE A DIFFERENCE #161
Inspirational video loop showing images of all who are involved in the respect life movement from infants through the senior years set to the lively music of the song "Go Make a Difference." 2002

OUR FAITH - OUR CASE AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY #167
Produced by the Office of Criminal Justice Ministry in the diocese of Beaumont, Texas, this video examines the many reasons why we need a moratorium on capital punishment. Includes an interview with Sr. Helen Prejean, C.S.J., and a study guide. 10 minutes

DEBBIE'S STORY #33
Junior high - high school. A mother's fight to save the world's smallest baby. Medical community is not in total agreement regarding the value of making the effort to save these small babies. 22 minutes

THE HEART HAS ITS REASONS #32
Junior high - high school. Documentary of Jean Vanier's community of handicapped persons which offers them a very high quality of life. Shows the value and beauty of every human life. 57 minutes

WE'RE ALL GOD'S CHILDREN #120
High school. The story of a young woman's struggle with an unplanned pregnancy. Her story ranges from the pitfalls of our too often acceptable social promiscuity to the realization that our actions have lifetime consequences. Ultrasound images are combined with positive R&B music and MTV editing style. 30 minutes

SAVING LIVES #132
The National Right to Life Committee's commemorative video features video clips and photos of pro-life leaders and events during the first 25 years since Roe v. Wade. 30 minutes

FIRST WORDS #130
Meet four women who handled their unplanned pregnancies very differently because of the reactions they received from their family and friends. You'll understand how those first crucial responses from loved ones have the power to influence a life or death decision. 21 minutes

THE MISSING PIECE #131
The victim of a brutal rape, Lee Ezell chooses to have her baby and give her up for adoption. Lee shares not only her pain, but also her strengthened faith in God and the way in which He works to reveal His purpose in our lives. Lee's story includes her remarkable reunion with her daughter, Julie. 47 minutes

THEY LIED TO US #128
This emotional and moving video explores the lives of several young people, including Rick Stanley, younger brother of Elvis Presley, who bought the lies purveyed on television, movies, music and in print, and suffered the consequences. Young people learn how they can distinguish between the world's lies and God's truth. 45 minutes

THE ABORTION BOMB #133
Along with the physical, emotional and spiritual cost of abortion, there is also an economic and demographic aspect to this tragedy. Abortion has eliminated a full 30% of the entire generation under age 25. Writer-marketing consultant Dennis Howard explains why this demographic disaster is the real reason for the coming crisis in social security, Medicare and taxes. Two 30-minute segments

OUR LADY'S INN - THE MIRACLE WORKS #153
Video shares how Our Lady's Inn is making a difference in the lives of young women facing crisis pregnancies. Produced in 1997. 12 minutes

MARY CALLS HER CHILDREN #134
Prayerful video explains to children the importance of the Holy Rosary and the Brown Scapular. 20 minutes

INTERACTIVE

THE CHOICE GAME CD 1
Interactive CD lets teens make the choices and realize the consequences in areas such as teen pregnancy, dating, suicide, depression, smoking, drugs and much more. An Angel and a Demon are available to counsel and advise; they can be ignored just like in real life. Developed by Kathy DiFiore, founder of Several Sources Shelters, with contributions by more than 100 youth.

CELEBRATING LIFE CD 2
Outstanding articles from 31 years of Respect Life Programs referenced by title, author and subject. Topics include, but are not limited to, Church teaching, cultural analysis and facts on abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research, cloning, chastity and post-abortion syndrome.