Abortion/Pre-Born

Small group of women in serious discussion; the facilitator leans forward, with a concerned look

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We Need to Talk About It

Joni W. Shepherd

The recent changes in statewide abortion laws across the country can trigger a wide range of emotions for both men and women who have lost children to abortion. If this describes you or someone you know, you are not alone and there is hope.

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Women near the Supreme Court holding signs that say they regret their abortions

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When Current Events Trigger Abortion Trauma

Joni W. Shepherd

Whenever abortion issues make national news, some people rejoice and others are angry, depending on the outcome. But for those of us who have lost a child to abortion, just the mere mention of the word can trigger all sorts of emotions.

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A minister stands talking to his church congregation about abortion

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Churches Can Help the Healing Begin

Joni W. Shepherd

Those same current events that trigger abortion-related trauma can also serve as a natural lead-in for broaching the subject – perhaps for the first time.

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Women near the Supreme Court holding signs that say they regret their abortions

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When Current Events Trigger Abortion Trauma

Whenever abortion issues make national news, some people rejoice and others are angry, depending on the outcome. But for those of us who have lost a child to abortion, just the mere mention of the word can trigger all sorts of emotions.

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Young woman comforting sad friend on sofa

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How You Can Help Save a Life (Even if You Think You Can’t)

Laura Lynn Hughes

Maybe you’ve always wanted to help save the life of a preborn baby, but you don’t feel up to the task. I have good news for you: God doesn’t call the qualified; He qualifies the called.

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sad young woman sitting alone on steps

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‘If You Only Knew’: How Jamie Ivey Learned to Move Forward from Shame and Sorrow

Jamie Ivey

By age 21, Jamie Ivey felt like a fraud of a woman. Two babies lost, and she couldn’t tell anyone about them. Her unplanned pregnancies remained a secret that would continue to haunt her for years to come.

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Alive from New York

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Alive From New York: Seeing Life Clearly in Times Square

Focus on the Family

On May 4, 2019, our 4D ultrasound footage will enable people in Times Square to #SeeLifeClearly and to consider the undeniable scientific evidence that a baby in the womb is fully human, fully alive and fully worthy of protection.

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A still of Abby Johnson's character from the movie <em>Unplanned</em>

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‘Unplanned’: A Triumph … and a Trigger

Joni W. Shepherd

Watching the movie Unplanned will likely affect you on some level, no matter your stance on abortion before viewing it. But those who’ve had some involvement in a past abortion may find that the film triggers a much deeper traumatic wound.

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Teen comforting her sad friend sitting on a couch in the living room

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Lessons From a Teenage Abortion Accomplice

Rhonda Stoppe

Even now, nearly 40 years later, I still get sick when I remember what it felt like sitting in the waiting room while my friend had an abortion.

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Rev. Walter Hoye

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Walter Hoye: Black and Pro-Life

Robert W. Artigo

Walter Hoye joined the sidewalk counselors outside Family Planning Services for the first time on March 14, 2006. That very day, FPS called the police. No one was cited or arrested, so Walter and his friends decided to return every Tuesday morning.

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Two women talking in a cafe

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Approaching the Abortion Issue With Love, Grace, Truth and Forgiveness

Chip Ingram

Sometime in the next few years, you will likely find yourself answering painful questions about abortion from someone you care about deeply. This discussion isn’t just about statistics, numbers, theories or political views. This is about life.

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The author (third from left), with her family today

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‘Double Blue Lines’: Chrystal Evans Hurst’s Journey Through an Unplanned Teenage Pregnancy

Chrystal Evans Hurst

Pregnant at 19. Alone and afraid. Chrystal Evans Hurst describes how God kept her going during that difficult season of life, and what she learned along the way.

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Human fetus on scientific background

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Seeing Life Clearly: Justice for the Most Vulnerable

Focus on the Family

Protecting life in the womb is not first and foremost a religious issue, or a political one. It is a question of justice and human rights.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Stepping Up to Defend Life

Pro-life apologist Scott Klusendorf gives a compelling and logical defense for the value of pre-born life, and encourages listeners to be equipped and ready to share the truth about abortion to a world that desperately needs to hear it.

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Do You See What I See?

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The Differences Between 2D, 3D, and 4D Ultrasounds Explained

Focus on the Family

While trained medical professionals have become adept at recognizing features of the developing fetus in 2D, parents are better able to visualize the baby with the advent of 3D and 4D ultrasonography.

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Pregnant woman holding an ultrasound on her cell phone while her partner stands behind

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Abortion is Not a ‘Viable’ Option

Dr. Lainna Callentine

An abortion is now legal at any point in some states if the baby is not considered viable. But what does “viable” mean, and who’s in charge of defining the term?

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Declaration for Life

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Take Action Now: Sign the Declaration for Life

Focus on the Family

Be a voice for the pre-born and the sanctity of all human life.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Can I Kill This?

Scott Klusendorf offers a compelling perspective about the value of life. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Protecting Babies at Every Stage of Life

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse discusses the ramifications of recent late-term abortion legislation and explains how listeners can stand against it and defend the sanctity of human life.

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Kymberlee and her daughter Amber

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A Desperate Prayer

Thomas Jeffries

When Kymberlee made a stand for life, she faced a scary and uncertain future

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Focus on the Family Minute

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I Can't Kill Two Babies

Greta Henry shares a remarkable story from the pregnancy resource center she facilitates. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Reaching Women in Crisis

Greta Henry, the director of a pregnancy resource center in Illinois, shares inspiring stories of how centers like hers are changing the minds of abortion-seeking moms and saving pre-born babies' lives. Rain Pierce joins the conversation to tell her dramatic story of past domestic violence, drug abuse and God's redemptive power in her life.

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A woman stands outside a gate that leads to a church entrance; viewed from behind, she rests her hands on the spikes of the gate

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Unplanned Pregnancies: How Should the Church Respond?

Amy Ford

The availability of church-based support groups for women with unplanned pregnancies, as well as strong partnerships with local pregnancy centers, can provide the hope that a young woman needs in order to choose life.

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Paperdoll cutout of different people, symbolizing physical differences. The first figure, for example, is a person in a wheelchair, the second has a leg missing.

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I Used to be Anti-Abortion … Now I’m Pro-Life

Natalie Maxwell

Being pro-life is more than a bumper sticker or a picket sign. Being pro-life isn’t just about the words we say or the box we check on a ballot. Being pro-life is a way of life.

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