Abortion Debate

What the Inauguration means for abortion

Last week, we watched as a new president was inaugurated. Whether or not we voted for him, we can agree that many did so because they want to see something shift around the abortion issue. So…will things shift in the next 4 years? I ask this question because, if abortion is an issue in this…

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Why Christians won’t find the complete answer to abortion in politics

If there is one thing this election has shown us, it’s how strongly Evangelicals feel about abortion. 81 percent of white evangelical Christians voted for the Republican candidate, many because of his pro-life platform. But does their involvement in the issue go farther than their vote? Approximately 90% of Christians surveyed say that abortion is a…

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Week 2 – Continue the Conversation

Welcome to week 2 of the 10 week ProGrace experience. If you’re just joining us, be sure to check out last week’s post: Start a Conversation. I went to my first several nonprofit leadership seminars totally unaware of people’s perception of the work I did. I was proud of our pregnancy counseling agency, as I…

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Week 1 – Start a Conversation

Thanks for joining the 10-week ProGrace Experience! We’ve been on a 10-year journey of developing a new way to think and talk about the abortion issue. We look forward to sharing some of that journey with you over these next few months! One of the first lessons I learned in counseling was to speak in…

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What would Jesus say?

Jimmy Kimmel introduces his video clip Jesus Quotes the Candidates with these words: “God is a very important part of this primary election. Most all of the candidates go out of their way to talk about the Bible and their faith, so we thought it would be interesting to take real quotes from the primary candidates……

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Entering the Journey of Grace

My family loves Christmas movies of all types, but our favorite movie to watch every Advent is The Nativity Story. It so humanizes the experience of both Mary and Joseph, and makes us feel like we are there, witnessing their journey. I first saw the film 9 years ago. I was 8 months pregnant with…

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Grace Doesn't Know the Size of Our Sins

When I decided to watch Selma with my 8-year-old son, Noah, my intent was to spark discussion about racism and justice. I never imagined it would provide a strong lesson on grace for him – or for me. After the first march across the Selma bridge, the police used tear gas and batons to terrorize…

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What Pope Francis Said … and Didn't Say About Abortion

Pope Francis recently issued a statement regarding abortion and the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. I heard some things I really wanted to hear. And I hoped to hear some more things that weren’t said. First, the statements to celebrate: “I think in particular of all the women who have resorted to abortion. I am well…

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You Decide: Either/Or?

The results of this poll by Vox are so interesting to me. How can someone be both pro-life and pro-choice? Or neither pro-life nor pro-choice? This survey confirms something I see all of the time: people are increasingly uncomfortable with the either/or positions of the current political debate around abortion. They are looking for new…

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