New Conversations About Abortion

The ProGrace Podcast
with Angie Weszely & Denise Stein

About the Podcast

Angie Weszely and Denise Stein are having new conversations about abortion, and they hope you will join them on this journey! As co-founders of ProGrace, they are equipping Christians with a new way to think, talk and act about the abortion issue, based on how Jesus interacted with people, rather than on the current political debate. In the podcast, they chat with friends from all over the country who are pastors, Christian thought leaders, pregnancy organization directors, and pro-choice advocates. If you long for a way to engage in this discussion that is positive, compassionate, and solution-based, join Angie and Denise on the first step, which is taking the risk to have new types of conversations!

Join the conversation right here, or listen in on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify and Stitcher!

Men and Women

#11 – Talking about sexuality so we can talk about abortion

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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Bonus episode – Dr. Juli Slattery interviews Angie on recent abortion laws and the movie “Unplanned”

Dr. Juli Slattery, founder of Authentic Intimacy and host of the Java with Juli podcast, interviews Angie on current events. We talk about the recent abortion laws, both pro-life and pro-choice, wrestling through how much of our Christian response to abortion has been political. We also talk about the movie, “Unplanned.”    Join the conversation…

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Prograce Podcast

Season 2 Release of The ProGrace Podcast: New Conversations About Abortion

Thank you for helping us spread the ProGrace message in 2019! ProGrace is ready to grow the immersive training program that is shifting the mindsets and language of Christian leaders is we head into the new year. We are excited for the opportunities in 2020! We are also excited to let you know that Season…

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#13 – Jonathan Merritt on listening, language and truth

 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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#14 – Tray and Jea on racism and the abortion conversation

Tracey Laroche and Jeanelle Drysdale Miller are the hosts of the web series, Life with Tray and Jea. They are both Caribbean African American and from Brooklyn – Denise and Angie are white and from Illinois. So we asked them to be really honest with us about what would make it hard for Christians from…

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#15 – Amy Ford on the power of 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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#16 – Laura McAlpine on how Christian conversations trigger the pro-choice community

Laura McAlpine is Principal of McAlpine Consulting for Growth, and works with us to build bridges in the abortion conversation. She is pro-choice and doesn’t identify as Christian. Denise and Angie are Christians creating this new space of ProGrace. Laura listened to all our Season 1 podcasts to see where pro-choice and/or people not of…

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#17 – Laura McAlpine wants to know the stereotypes Christians have of pro-choice people

We’re back with Laura McAlpine! Because she asked us at the end of Episode 4, “why don’t you ever ask me the hard questions?” So we did. We tell Laura the number one stereotype we hear from Christians about folks who are pro-choice. She is surprised, and takes us on her journey of being a…

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#18 – Tammy Abernethy on breaking barriers down in the church

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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#19 – Jeff Logsdon on how a pastor’s transparency and humility create safety

Jeff Logsdon is lead pastor of Hope City Church in Tucson, AZ. He has been on this ProGrace journey with us for the past 2 years, and we are inspired by how he is making his church a safe place for anyone during an unintended pregnancy or after an abortion. And his journey starts with…

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