This is a partial listing of resources available from Action Life. New materials are added to the “Resource Centre” as they become available. There is also an extensive collection of newspaper and magazine clippings.

The office staff are always willing to provide information to students and researchers on life issues. All the resources are available for loan free of charge. If you are searching for information not listed here, please contact the office.

For many years, “Action Life” has provided the people of the Ottawa area with information on abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, stem cell research and reproductive technologies. While Action Life does not provide counselling or support services, it does make referrals to those organizations which offer help to anyone experiencing a prenatal, postnatal or post-abortion crisis.

You are welcome to visit the Action Life office to obtain any item listed herein or to browse the extensive “Resource Library”. The office is open, Monday to Friday,  from 9:30 am to 3:00 p.m.  Further information may be obtained by calling the office.

DVD’s & Videos

Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide:

  • Fatal Flaws (DVD) : Legalizing Assisted Death (80 min) – A thought-provoking journey through Europe and North America to ask one of the most fundamental philosophical questions of our time:  should we be giving doctors the right in law to end the life of others by euthanasia or assisted suicide?

  • The Euthanasia Deception (DVD) (60 min): Belgiums 15 year experiment with euthanasia has gone terribly wrong.  This film is a dire warning for the rest of the world. A documentary featuring powerful testimonies from Belgium and beyond of lives devastated by the false ideology of “mercy killing.

  • Compassionate End of Life Care for Adults with Development Disabilities. (DVD)

  • Death as a Salesman:  What’s wrong with assisted suicide. (DVD)

  • Second International Symposium on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. (DVD)

  • The Terri Schiavo Story (DVD)

  • Turning the Tide: Dignity, Compassion and Euthanasia (DVD)

Prenatal Development:

  • Window to the WOMB-The Next Generation 2 (DVD’s) Disc 1 – Ian Donald – “The Pioneer of Clinical Ultrasound” and Disc 2 “A Journey from death to life” – Testimonies of men and women who share their personal stories of the tragic grief and pain of abortion.

  • Baby Steps…Live From the Womb (DVD): 16 Stages of Pre-Birth Development

  • A Baby’s First Months…Infinite Possibilities (DVD – 6 minutes)

  • In the Womb (DVD):  From the moment of conception, every human embryo embarks on a incredible nine-month journey of development.  Now, cutting-edge technology makes it possible for National Geographic’s “In the Womb” to open a window into the hidden world of the fetus and explore each trimester in amazing new detail.

  • The Biology of Prenatal Development (DVD) -“The combination of exquisite images and a clear, carefully researched text makes this video an unparalleled resource….” (42 minutes)

  • Ultrasound; Eyewitness to the Earliest Days of Life (DVD) An updated edition showing the fascinating journey through the womb, adding the newest digital ultrasound technology of 3-D and 4-D imaging.

  • Preview of A Birth.  (DVD) An award winning chronicle of human development from conception to birth. This fast paced presentation creates a dynamic learning experience for any audience. (15 minutes.)

  • A Medical Detective Story..What You Felt Before You Were Born (DVD)…A Neurologist reveals surprising facts about prenatal development that have only recently come to light.


  • A Voice for Life -Mellissa Ohden survived her mother’s saline induced abortion procedure at 7 months of pregnancy. Melissa shares her story.

  • Abortion Survivor – Sarah Smith (DVD) – The 700 Club Special

  • ABC Link-Abortion Breast Cancer Link (DVD):  What Every Woman has the Right the Know.

  • A Doctor Explains the Abortion Procedures (DVD) Dr. Noreen Johnson (15 minutes)

  • After the Choice (Video):  Listen to the women who chose abortion….They’ll change the way you think about life.

  • Changing Sides – How a Pro-Life Presence Changed the Heart of a Planned Parenthood Director (DVD)- The powerful true story of how 40 Days for Life softened Abby Johnson’s heart and allowed her to see the truth about abortion (52 minutes)

  • Conceived in Rape:  From Worthless to Priceless (DVD)….the Rebecca Kiessling Story  47 minutes )

  • Facing Life Head-ON – Insider Exposes Planned Parenthood: Part I and II with TV host Brad Mattes (DVD) (25 minutes)

  • GOSNELL – The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer (93 minutes)

  • Honest Answers(DVD) …Complex Problems, Serious Questions…

  • It’s a girl:  The Three Deadliest Words in the World (DVD) – In India, China and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed, aborted and abandoned simply because they are girls.  The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls are missing in the world today because of this so-called “gendercide”.

  • Just the Facts (DVD)… The Human Development Resource Council’s educational and instructional aid presenting medically cited information on abortion and reproductive options. (22 minutes)

  • Life After Abortion …as told by those whose lives have been forever altered (2-DVD Set) ( 1 Hour and 46 Minutes – each DVD)

  • Reproductive Decisions and Women’s Well-Being (DVD) Current Research and Practical Solutions

  • The Silent Scream (DVD) (also available in french…Le Cri Muet (Video).

  • A First Trimester Suction Abortion – Dr. Bernard Nathanson, a former abortionist, describes the most common abortion procedure. See an ultrasound image of a 12 week old unborn baby being aborted…an abortion from the victim’s point of view. Some graphic scenes. (27 minutes.)

  • UNPLANNED – Based on a true story – What she saw changed everything.  The Abby Johnson story  (1 hours & 50 minutes)

  • Women’s Health at Risk (DVD):  Abortion and informed consent.

  • What About Abortion?  Medical Facts About: Fetal Development; Abortion Procedures; Risk Factors. (19 minutes)

Post-Abortion Effects:

  • Dear Children. (DVD) A story of post abortion healing. Offers a poignant look at the peace that God’s forgiveness brings. (30 minutes.)

  • Beyond Regret (DVD): Entering into healing and wholeness after an abortion


  • The Adoption Option (DVD):  Overcoming the myths (27 minutes)


  • Demographic Bomb…demography is destiny (DVD-70 minutes) Part 2 of Demographic Winter.  Demographic Bomb uncovers how population control programs, organizations, institutions, governments and the United Nations manipulated and coerced people, evaded political accountability and acted in underhanded ways targeting the poor and violating human rights.  But their greatest impact was in the developed world.

  • Demographic Winter..the decline of the human family (DVD-56 minutes)  Part 1 of Demographic Bomb.  Demographic Winter is a ground breaking film that outlines the decline of the Human family.  It will change the way you think about economics and children.

Stem Cell Research:

  • Bioethics and Stem Cell Research – A Primer – (DVD) – Interview with Australian Bioethicist, Medical Doctor – Dr. Amin Abboud (16 minutes)

  • Cutting Through The Spin…on Stem Cells and Cloning (DVD)

  • Lines That Divide – The Great Stem Cell Debate (DVD 57 minutes) – “This DVD is a much needed tool for equipping concerned citizens with a comprehensive view of the science and ethics shaping the stem cell debate today.  The film spotlights the breakthroughs being made by adult stem cell therapy–breakthroughs which are not receiving equal funding or equal media coverage…”

  • Stem Cells & Cloning (DVD) (34 minutes)

  • Stem Cell Research (DVD)

Pamphlets’s & Books

Stem Cell Research:

  • Stem Cells…Astonishing promises…but at what cost?

  • Stem Cells and Hope for Patients

  • The Truth about STEM CELL Research

  • Making Stem Cell Research a Priority

Pre-Natal Development:

  • How You Began

  • What They Never Told You About the Facts of Life

  • The First Nine Months

  • The Pre-term Baby: “A Glob of Cells” or Special Patient

  • Unborn babies feel pain

  • ALIVE & KICKING…AND FEELING PAIN/ facts about foetal pain

Palliative Care:

  • Cicely Saunders: The founder of the Modern Hospice Movement, 2007 edition

In-Vitro Fertilization:

  • In-Vitro Fertilization..What is it?  What happens to the rest of the embryos? Why is this wrong? etc.

  • A look at in-vitro fertilization


  • A plan- An Adoption Resource For Women With Unplanned Pregnancies

  • Adoption – A Loving Choice

  • The facts about private adoption for birth parents


Pre-Natal Development/Pregnancy:

  • A Child is Born by Lennart Nilsson – 2004/4th Edition

  • Surprise Child – Finding Hope in Unexpected Pregnancy by Leslie Fields – 2006

  • Beginning Life by Geraldine Lux Flanagan – 1996


  • Women’s Health After Abortion:  The medical and psychological evidence by Elizabeth Ring-Cassidy and Ian Gentles, deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research, 2nd Edition 2003

  • PROLIFE FEMINISM – YESTERDAY & TODAY by Rachel MacNair, Mare Krane Derr & Linda Naranjo-Huebl 1995

  • UNPLANNED – The dramatic true story of a former Planned Parenthood leader’s eye-opening journey across the life line by Abby Johnson

  • Why can’t we love them both – questions and answers about abortion.
    Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Willke (1997).

  • Complications:  Abortion’s Impact on Women by Dr. Angela Lafranchi, Ian Gentles, Elizabeth Ring-Cassidey.  The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research, 2013

  • Gianna – Aborted, and Lived to Tell About It by Jessica Shaver Renshaw 1995

  • The Case for Life by Scott Klusendorf 2009

  • A Bump in Life by Amy Ford 2013 – True Stories of Hope & Courage During an Unplanned Pregnancy


  • Ethics at the Edges of Life – Medical and Legal Intersections. Paul Ramsey (1980)

  • In My Mother’s Womb – The Catholic Church’s Defence of Natural Life

  • Evangelium Vitae -Encyclical letter on the value and inviolability of human life by Pope John Paul II (1995)

  • Human Life and Health Care Ethics – Edited by James Bopp, Jr. (1985)


  • Biotechnology and the Assault on Parenthood. Donald DeMarco (1991)

  • Reproduction Rollercoaster – Infertility and the assisted reproductive technologies by Stephen Genuis M.D. 1992


  • Giving Sorrow Words – Women’s stories of grief after abortion by Melinda Tankard Reist 2000


  • A Concise History of EUTHANASIA – Life, Death, God, and Medicine by Ian Dowbiggin 2005

  • A Life That Matters – The Legacy of Terri Schiavo-A Lesson for Us All by Terry’s Family…Mary and Robert Schindler ..2006

  • A Merciful End – The Euthanasia Movement in Modern America by Ian Dowbiggin – 2003

  • A Voice Unheard – The Latimer Case and People with Disabilities by Ruth Enns 1999

  • Bird on an ethics wire by Margaret Sommerville, McGill University, 2007 edition.

  • Culture of Death – The Assault on Medical Ethics in America by Wesley J. Smith – 2000

  • Fighting for Dear Life – The Untold Story of Terri Schiavo and What It Means For All of Us – by David Gibbs – 2006


  • Infanticide and the Handicapped Newborn. Dennis J. Horan, Melinda Delahoyde, editors (1982)

  • Death in the Nursery – The Secret Crime of Infanticide. James Manney and John C. Blattner (1984)

Reproductive Technologies:

  • A Mother’s Ordeal – One Woman’s Fight Against China’s One-Child Policy by Steven W. Mosher 1993

  • The War Against Population – The economics and ideology of population control. Jacqueline Kasun (1988)

  • Handbook on Population by Robert J. Sassone – 1994 5th Edition

  • Population Control – Real Costs, Illusory Benefits by Steven W. Mosher

Matériaux en français


  • Baby Steps – Live from the Womb (French audio) – 16 stages of Pre-Birth Development (DVD) (20 minutes)

  • Le cri muet. (The Silent Scream) (DVD)
    Ce vidéo explique une technique d’avortement et la réaction du foetus face à l’avortement. (28 minutes.)

DVD – Cellules souches

  • Cellules Souches…Tous les espoirs sont permis…mais à quel prix?

  • Fécondation invitro

  • Un Regard sur la fecondation in vitro

Développement avant de la naissance

  • Ce qu’ils ne vous ont jamais dit au sujet des faits de la vie.

  • Les premiers jours de la vie humaine!

  • Le début de ta vie

  • Enceite et Bouleversée?  On est là pour toi


  • Une “bonne” mort: Est-ce possible?

  • Les soins palliatifs

  • Prenez part au mouvement des droits humains du 21e siecle

  • Protégeons-nous contre l’euthanasie et le suicide assisté


  • Le livre rouge de l’avortement. Dr. et Mme. J. C. Willke (1973)

  • Evangelium Vitae. Lettre encyclique sur la valeur et l’inviolabilité de la vie humaine. Jean Paul II (1995)

  • Le combat de la vie et de la mort. Dr. Paul Chauchard (1985)

Action Life has copies of the following resources available from our office or you can click the image to download a pdf. Please contact us for more information.



Copies of this poster are available from our office. Please contact us for more information.


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Our Euthanasia Advertisement is available for download in English here and in French here.


Note: Resources are available from our resource centre