ERI LIVE: What Should I Say in a Post-Roe America?

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The days after Roe v. Wade’s overturning have been riddled with confusion, panic, anger, protests, and misinformation. There has never been a more important time for pro-life advocates to provide clarity, explain what overturning Roe v. Wade really means, and describe how we want to see our society move forward. Josh, Emily, and Andrew went live on YouTube and Facebook to help you think clearly and respond effectively to the most contentious issue of the moment.

After summarizing what the Dobbs decision did, the staff pull the curtain back on what their experience was like on the day that Dobbs came out, and their emotional reactions to the situation since.

Then they discuss the question of whether pro-lifers should be even trying to get into dialogues right now, given the heated emotions right now.

Finally they respond to these common pro-choice arguments right now:

  • Back-alley abortions
  • Pro-lifers don’t care about babies after they’re born
  • Handmaid’s Tale
  • “This is a step back 50 years for women’s rights”
  • “People will still get abortions anyway!”
  • “You’re going to force women to die from tubal pregnancies. Are doctors really not allowed to do live-saving procedures?”
  • The maternal mortality rate in Mississippi
  • “Justice Thomas’ concurrence proves that they’re coming after same-sex marriage and birth control next!”
  • “You can’t force people to donate organs. Women have less bodily autonomy than corpses now.”
  • “You want to throw women into jail.”
  • “Women will be prosecuted for miscarriages.”

Finally the staff discuss the three steps for the pro-life movement now before taking questions from the audience.


Josh Brahm is the President of Equal Rights Institute, an organization that trains pro-life advocates to think clearly, reason honestly and argue persuasively.

Josh has worked in the pro-life movement since he was 18. A sought-after speaker, Josh has spoken for more than 23,000 people in six countries and in 22 of the 50 states.

Josh’s primary passion is helping pro-life people to be more persuasive when they communicate with pro-choice people. That means ditching faulty rhetoric and tactics and embracing arguments that hold up under philosophical scrutiny.

He has publicly debated leaders from Planned Parenthood, the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), Georgians for Choice, and one of the leading abortion facilities in Atlanta.

Josh also wants to bring relational apologetics to the pro-life movement. “Some pro-choice people will not change their mind after one conversation on a college campus. Some of them will only change their mind after dozens of conversations with a person they trust in the context of friendship.”

Josh is formerly the host of a globally-heard podcast turned radio/TV show, Life Report. He now hosts the Equipped for Life Podcast. He’s also written dozens of articles for and the ERI blog.

He directed the first 40 Days for Life campaign in Fresno, resulting in up to 60 lives saved.

Josh has been happily married to his wife, Hannah, for 15 years. They have three sons, Noah, William, and Eli. They live in Charlotte, North Carolina.

David Bereit, the National Director of 40 Days for Life, sums up Josh’s expertise this way: “Josh Brahm is one of the brightest, most articulate, and innovative people in the pro-life movement. His cutting-edge work is helping people think more clearly, communicate more effectively, and — most importantly — be better ambassadors for Christ. I wholeheartedly endorse Josh’s work, and I encourage you to join me in following Josh and getting involved in his work today!”

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