We have joined millions of Americans in heartbreak, searching desperately for leaders to rise up to dismantle systemic racism in our nation. While I love seeing how some Christians have been responding during this time, I’m also grieved by those who think their response to both the pandemic and our underlying race issues needs to be…

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Woman reading

Three things many of us are experiencing during this pandemic are panic, isolation and shame. And you know what? These are actually the primary feelings for so many women facing unintended pregnancy. Together, we’ve been reaching out to them for years, and now, in some way, we can relate to their experience. The answer for…

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bible

Tammy Abernethy is the Executive Director/CEO of Hope Women’s Center, a Christian non-profit organization in the Phoenix area that provides vulnerable women and teen girls with education, mentoring, and support. Tammy has a lot of discussion with church leaders, and sees what keep Christians from engaging in conversations about unintended pregnancy and abortion. Can “grace…

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forgiveness

Amy is the Co-Founder and President of Embrace Grace, a non-profit that inspires and equips the church to love on single and pregnant young women and their families. When Amy became pregnant at 19, her boyfriend Ryan approached his mentor, but he refused to marry them because “they had sinned.” They continued going to church…

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conversation

 Jonathan Merritt is an award-winning writer on religion, culture, and politics. He also describes himself as a Christian mystic, so we loved this thoughtful conversation about: How a white man can have a humble posture in the abortion conversation Asking questions like Jesus did Walking with people who are facing an abortion decision Why…

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As we gather to celebrate Thanksgiving this week, we want you to know, how grateful we are for you. This story illustrates the difference you’ve made in helping to create a new Christian response to abortion. “I had an abortion about a year and a half ago. But I didn’t tell anyone in my family…

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conversation

This week’s guest blogger is Vanessa Behrens. She is a center manager at Hope Women’s Center’s 5th location in Maricopa, Arizona. She is also a ProGrace partner, advocate and friend. Today she shares her experience with learning a new language to talk about unplanned pregnancy and abortion. ProGrace is the language I have been looking…

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