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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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Men and Women

Dr. Juli Slattery is founder of Authentic Intimacy and host of the Java with Juli podcast. Angie asks her the tough questions around why we are mostly silent on sexuality in the church – until a woman faces an unintended pregnancy. Juli has such a rich perspective on grace, God’s intentionality for sex, and how we…

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Brian Kruckenberg is Lead Pastor and JJ Spreitzer is Family Ministries Director at New City Church in Phoenix. They are on a journey of asking questions, listening, helping their congregation process the abortion issue, and changing the conversation in their church. We talk about grace, mistakes, labels and God’s transformational journey for all of us.…

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Lacey Mason is a qualitative researcher and strategic consultant. She has conducted 6 research projects with women facing unintended pregnancy, even though she initially dreaded diving into the topic because of the political tension. Based on this research, she helps us process and more deeply understand a woman’s reality. Understanding leads to empathy, and empathy…

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