Pro-life is the New Punk Rock: A History of the Pro-Life Youth Movement, published by Priests for Life Publishing, is a deeply personal and moving account of Bryan’s difficult childhood, his descent into drug use and his salvation experience that began with a drug overdose that should have proved fatal.
Bryan talks about the founding of Rock for Life, which drew young Christians into the pro-life cause by inviting them to concerts and opening their eyes to the truth of abortion. He also goes into the early days of Stand True, which he founded, and how the singer of the band Green Day accidentally increased the organization’s visibility during a music festival.
The book recalls days when the media was more willing to listen to pro-life voices. MTV publicized some of Rock for Life’s concerts and the comedian and talk show host Bill Maher had Bryan on as a guest numerous times on his show on ABC.
His introduction to Father Frank Pavone and Priests for Life is also covered in the book. Bryan was “under cover” as a pro-abortion protester at the time, so he apologized to Father Frank while relentlessly heckling him at a March for Life event in D.C.
In his foreword, Father Frank said readers should look at the book “not just as something to read, but as an adventure to follow.”
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