On December 8, 2016, join us as we announce the launch of RACKETEER FOR LIFE: Fighting the Culture of Death
from the Sidewalk to the Supreme Court,
a memoir by Joseph M. Scheidler.
Known by many as the father
of the pro-life movement, Joe Scheidler has fought for the unborn since the
Supreme Court allowed abortion on demand with the 1973 Roe v. Wade and Doe v.
In RACKETEER FOR LIFE, Joe
efforts to turn our national culture away from the ugly, violent narcissism
that makes legalized abortion possible.
We invite you to join our Thunderclap and help us spread the word about this important new book.
Here's what leaders in the pro-life movement are saying about RACKETEER FOR LIFE:
"In Racketeer, Joe Scheidler reveals how so much of the groundwork for modern pro-life activism was laid by ordinary men and women who simply believed that opposing injustice was more important than private comfort. His timely autobiography is a moving account of a life well lived, and a call to true heroism for the generations to come—whose lives in some part have been secured by his tireless, faithful work."—David Daleiden, The Center for Medical Progress
"This is a must-read for millennials in the pro-life movement. Joe is the godfather of the pro-life movement and learning about his own history is vital to those of us trying to end abortion in our lifetime. Joe is the definition of courage and creativity and has saved countless lives. I’m so grateful that Joe has written this book and left a blueprint for young pro-lifers to finish the mission that he and others started, to protect all life and to help women facing unplanned pregnancies." —Kristan Hawkins, President, Students for Life of America
"Joe's book is a must-read for the next generation of activists and advocates who defend the most vulnerable in America today—our preborn children. His story is one of big-heartedness, courage and determination—a willingness to suffer on behalf of the weak, and in a society where an injustice is often upheld as a good. An early father of the pro-life movement, Joe has pioneered the work to make legal abortion an unthinkable tragedy of our past, not our future. Thank you, Joe, for inspiring me and many others to love and live better—and give my whole heart to this cause!" Lila Rose, President of Live Action
"This is the memoir of the Father of Pro-Life Activism to which everyone
—pro-life or not—needs to pay attention. This book explains why someone would give up everything and plunge himself into the pro-life cause. Its author takes the reader on an incredible journey, a work told with honesty and profound insight that will stand forever as one of the truly major contributions to the written history of the American battle for the lives of the unborn. Joe Scheidler's personal commitment inspired so many others to stand up for the oppressed class of unborn children. Here is the book that captures for all posterity the author's monumental witness to the sanctity of life." —Monica M. Miller, Ph.D., author of Abandoned and director of the Michigan-based Citizens for a Pro-Life Society
"Racketeer for Life is a book in which those who are passionate about ending abortion will come to better understand their own heart and soul. This is the story of a champion of life, Joe Scheidler, who understands that ending abortion is a call, a vocation. I am proud to have been at his side as so many of these stories unfolded, and urge my fellow prolifers to immerse themselves in these memoirs. You will be blessed." —Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life
"Read Racketeer for Life today but be warned: Joe Scheidler has a way of radically altering the direction of the lives lives he touches. God used Joe to draw me out of my complacency in the business world into full-time life-saving work, and I am not alone. Today’s pro-life movement stands on the shoulders of this gentle giant, and I’m excited that we finally get to read his whole story—with all the juicy details! By the time you finish the last page, you’ll want to join Joe in being a Racketeer for Life!" —David Bereit, CEO of 40 Days for Life
HERE'S HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
- Click on the red banner at the top of the page to support through Facebook, Twitter, or both, and encourage your friends and followers to do the same.
- Follow @TANBooks and @prolifeaction on Facebook and Twitter for updates on the campaign.
- Pick up a copy of RACKETEER FOR LIFE and get to know one of the most dedicated warriors in the fight for the unborn.
- Be sure to use the hashtag #RacketeerforLife when sharing messages about the book on Facebook and Twitter.
Joe Scheidler is available for interviews about his work in the pro-life movement and the release of his memoir, RACKETEER FOR LIFE. To set up an interview or for more information, please contact publicist Katie DeMoss at firstname.lastname@example.org.