INTERVIEW: Why Create Another Pro-Life Group?

Pastor Dan Burrell from Life Fellowship Church invited ERI President Josh Brahm to be interviewed for a four-episode series on pro-life dialogue for their podcast, LifeTalks. This is the third episode in that series. They discuss Josh’s journey to create ERI and what his team has learned along the way.

Questions:

  • 1:35: How did you get involved in this?
  • 7:05: What are some of the things your team has been learning about persuading people?
  • 17:42: How do you get the opportunity to go on college campuses and have discussions about abortion?
  • 19:12: Are you comfortable doing debates?
  • 20:31: Why relational apologetics?

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INTERVIEW: Discussing Abortion in a Social Media World

Pastor Dan Burrell from Life Fellowship Church invited ERI President Josh Brahm to be interviewed for a four-episode series on pro-life dialogue for their podcast, LifeTalks. This is the second episode in that series. They address when to talk about abortion in this day and age, our responsibilities as pro-life voters, and how to manage support for organizations that back Planned Parenthood.

Questions:

  • 2:26: Why should we avoid discussing abortion on social media? Or should we?
  • 7:53: Is it a bad idea to even respond when you see one of your friends on Facebook that may put something up that is against our beliefs? (Is it our responsibility?)
  • 11:21: Is it better to have no restrictions on abortion rather than legislation with some restrictions but many exceptions?
  • 15:10 Is it right to use a candidate’s position on abortion as a litmus test as to whether or not you would support them politically?
  • 16:37: Should you talk about abortion in church?
  • 20:02: Is it right to give money to organizations that, while they do some good, support abortion providers like Planned Parenthood?

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Podcast: Learn from Mississippi’s Mistakes: How to Prevent Buffer-Zone Laws

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On October 1st, 2019 the city of Jackson, Mississippi passed a buffer-zone law prohibiting free speech near healthcare facilities, which includes the last remaining abortion facility in the state of Mississippi. By looking at the events leading up to this ordinance being passed, pro-life advocates can learn to make better strategic decisions to prevent buffer-zone laws from being passed in their city. Some pro-lifers argue that buffer-zones are unconstitutional, but whether or not this ordinance is eventually upheld (like Hill v Colorado was in 2000) or dismissed, it is undeniably a devastating blow to sidewalk counseling in Mississippi as well as throughout the country.

For more information:

Consent Decree Pro-life Mississippi v Horton 2016:
http://bit.ly/2IkFnLS

City Council Meeting Sept. 26th, see item 8:
http://bit.ly/34ZjN9H

Hill v. Colorado Supreme Court decision:
http://bit.ly/2V8Y0YB

News report from MSN:
http://bit.ly/30JuXf2

News report from the Guardian:
http://bit.ly/2M5ugYo

Clinic escort group Facebook page:
http://bit.ly/2Og16IF

PODCAST: How Should Pro-Life Advocates Talk about That “13 Reasons Why” Abortion Episode?

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Rachel Crawford and I discuss the abortion episode in the third season of “13 Reasons Why,” how it misrepresents the pro-life movement, and what pro-life people ought to say when they hear people bring it up.

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INTERVIEW: How To Start Pro-Life Conversations the Right Way

Pastor Dan Burrell from Life Fellowship Church invited ERI President Josh Brahm to be interviewed for a four-episode series on pro-life dialogue for their podcast, LifeTalks. This is the first episode in that series, where they discuss ERI’s dialogue style and how it contrasts with the way many pro-life advocates talk about abortion.

Questions:

  • 2:20: What made you decide to try a different approach to this issue than many had before?
  • 7:03: What arguments and dialogue techniques do not work? What is it that we often do that doesn’t change minds?
  • 10:06: What works more frequently than some of the other things?
  • 14:45: How do you get into these conversations?
  • 16:50: I hear a lot of questions in your approach. People often start with declarative statements. Why do questions work better?
  • 18:41: People on both sides of this issue tend to talk about extreme cases like rape or sex-selection abortions. How do we keep the conversation focused on core principles?

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