Maternal Mortality Rates and Abortion – Dr. Calum Miller

Dr. Calum Miller (speaker at our recent Annual Conference) talks with Petra Wallenmeyer about how maternal mortality rates are calculated and what these numbers mean in relation to a country’s laws on abortion. We often hear the argument that maternal deaths will increase if abortion laws are more restrictive, but is that really the case? Dr. Miller gives us the pro-life response to that argument, and helps us understand what is needed to help mothers thrive.

-Keynote: Dr. Calum Miller
-Workshop: The Truth About Backstreet Abortions

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Breakthrough to Healing: The Remnant Generation

Annabelle Nakabiri joined Ellen Foell during our recent Annual Conference to talk about how stepping away from her home in Uganda allowed her to experience Breakthrough that week by letting the Holy Spirit guide her to new ways of healing. Annabelle serves as the Executive Director of The Remnant Generation and helps women to break the cycle of sexual abuse and child marriage, allowing God to bring healing and restoration.

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National Nurses Week

We’re celebrating National Nurses Week! Ashley Vance, Healthcare Team Manager at Heartbeat International, shares her tips on staying connected as a team and keeping the right perspective when serving women facing an unplanned pregnancy. Working or volunteering with a Pregnancy Help Organization but not receiving our emails? Contact to get on that list.

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Championing Pregnancy Help – KY Attorney General Daniel Cameron

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron joins us in this episode along with Pregnancy Help News Managing Editor Lisa Bourne, as we delve into what he and his team have been working on in support of pregnancy centers to defend them from misrepresentation, and to provide more opportunities for service.

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An Uncompromising Defense of Life

Jor-El Godsey is joined by Dr. David Forbes, who talks about his pro-life convictions as a pastor and how to “fight” for the unborn as a Christian. He tackles some of the difficult issues that come up when debating abortion, while keeping in mind the compassion needed when talking to both women in difficult unplanned pregnancies and those who are post-abortive.

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Building a Dynamic Board

Beth Diemert and Sara Dominguez discuss how Board Members and the Executive Director can grow in their roles in order to set the tone for a healthy, well run, truly life-affirming organization. Listen in to discover techniques and practical tools to build your pregnancy center’s core governance of vision and mission, planning and implementation, and Board function and development.

Making the Most of Your Conference Experience

Tracie Shellhouse and Beth Diemert share suggestions and pointers from their conference experiences to ensure that you make friends, memories, and post-conference plans that will have immediate and long-term effects on your ministry and personal development. Click here for information on Heartbeat International’s Annual Conference!

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God’s Infinite Mercy – An Abortion Recovery Story

Jeff Joaquin was a high school football star, eager to pursue a career in the NFL when his girlfriend told him the news that she was pregnant. Filled with fear, Jeff drove her to the abortion clinic in July of 1987. Thinking this event was behind him, Jeff continued on with his life, but spiraled into bad decisions, addiction, and distanced himself from God. It wasn’t until decades later that Jeff realized the true impact of his decision and began the journey towards healing. Now, Jeff shares his story in hopes of helping others understand the infinite love and mercy of God, no matter what their past may hold.

From the Archives: The Power of Pregnancy Help

Heartbeat International President, Jor-El Godsey and Board Chair, Dr. Peggy Hartshorn take us through the key moments in the pregnancy help movement that led us to where we are today. Listen to hear how this movement has grown into a mighty force for life around the world from tiny seeds planted over fifty years ago, what its scope is now, and where the Lord seems to be taking us!
This episode was originally published in Aug. 2021

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Staying Authentic in Digital Spaces: How to Show Empathy through Text and Chat

Listen in as a few of our consultants from Option Line, a 24/7 pregnancy helpline, share their approach to demonstrating compassion and care through digital channels such as online chat and texting. In today’s world, where texting has become a preferred mode of communication, Option Line has adapted to these new trends while maintaining the same level of empathy and support. Through their innovative use of digital communication while following the steps of the Love Approach, they have made it easier for people to access the help they need, when they need it most.

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