Abortion and the Pro-Life Movement: An Inside View
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 13, 2015 (Cincinnati, OH): Considered the patriarch and matriarch of the pro-life movement, the autobiography of internationally renowned Dr. John Willke and his beloved wife, the late Mrs. Barbara Willke, is now available for purchase.
“Dr. and Mrs. Willke’s depth of influence on protections for innocent human life nationally and worldwide is astounding,” said Paula Westwood, Executive Director, Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati. “Their decades of total commitment to the pro-life movement is a solid foundation influencing continued efforts to ensure the right to life for every person, from earliest beginning in the womb to last breath on earth.”
From the book:
Abortion and the Pro-Life Movement: An Inside View is an autobiographical history of one of the most controversial movements of our time. Written by the founding couple, Dr. and Mrs. Willke, it offers their front-line perspective through the presidency of National and International Right to Life, and as authors and lecturers in 85 countries….
From kitchen-table activism to meetings with popes and presidents, their never-before-told story takes you behind the scenes as this remarkable couple and so many others struggled to counter the abortion juggernaut. This is the story of the grassroots movement they built, against all odds, and the powerful forces that worked to defeat them. It is a timely and fascinating history of abortion, an issue which after 40 years still deeply divides our country.
Amidst their many efforts, Dr. and Mrs. Willke founded Cincinnati Right to Life in the early 1970s and shared chairmanship for several years. They also founded the state organization, Ohio Right to Life, in Cincinnati at that time, then moved it to Columbus a few years later.
Established in 1971, Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati is the largest Right to Life chapter in Ohio and a primary force for grassroots pro-life awareness locally, statewide, and sometimes nationally–working to establish a life-affirming culture by organizing legislative efforts, encouraging pro-life candidates and office holders, and monitoring public and private entities’ decisions and practices affecting life issues.