Podcast: One Thing Every Pastor Can Do to Prevent Abortions in Their Congregation

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Josh Brahm was invited to address a group of future clergy as well as some of those who train clergy at a Lutheran Seminary during his last speaking tour in Canada. After sharing a little about his background and the focus of Equal Rights Institute, Josh focused his talk on what pastors and priests can do to prevent abortions in their congregations. He then took questions from the audience.

Four months later he published this article on the subject, and we would strongly encourage you to share it on social media so we can spread the word about this idea!


  • 22:32: Do you think adding this concept to a website or various church websites would help spread the word?
  • 23:52: Comment about how it would be even better if pastors were also willing to offer financial assistance to unwed, pregnant women, “putting their money where their mouth is.”
  • 24:45: These practical dialogue tips you speak of, are those on a website?
  • 29:02: What are common ways that pro-life people misunderstand pro-choice people?

The audio cut out shortly after Josh finished answering that question, so unfortunately we don’t have the last few minutes of the Q&A session.

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Former Director of Training

Rachel is a former speaker, writer, and trainer with Equal Rights Institute. Rachel graduated in 2017 from the University of Michigan with a Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience major and Women’s Studies: Gender and Health minor. She was the president of the Students for Life club at the University of Michigan, leading their efforts to educate students on pro-life topics and to advocate for pregnant and parenting students.

Rachel is also a former staff member of the pregnancy medical center, ArborWoman. She formerly served on their Operations Committee and participated as a volunteer in their ministry.

Rachel wants the pro-life movement to be known for its love. “I want us to be courageous enough to speak with charity about abortion. Having a loving approach when presenting a good argument is a sign of strength, not weakness. We cannot allow our anger towards abortion to be directed at those who support its legality. Pro-life people care not just about the unborn, but about all people, and we need them to know that.”

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