Dobbs: What Happened and What’s Next

The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments for the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization case on December 1. Heartbeat International’s President, Jor-El Godsey and Legal Counsel, Danielle White were there in Washington D.C. outside of the Supreme Court that day, and in this episode, they discuss what happened and what might be coming next.

Listen to our previous Dobbs episodes here:
Dobbs 101
Impact on States
Impact on Centers

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Impact on Centers – Dobbs Part 3

Heartbeat’s Vice President, Betty McDowell, and Director of Affiliate Services, Beth Diemert, discuss what you can do now to prepare for the impact of Dobbs on your Pregnancy Help Organization. From combating myths about the work of the pregnancy help movement to helping your own staff understand pro-life apologetics, there is work to be done. Tune in to hear their ideas and suggestions!

Pregnancy Help Appreciation Week is November 8-12! Listen to last year’s podcast episode where we talk about how we started Appreciation Week here!

Ministering to Parents Facing Prenatal Diagnosis

In this episode, we highlight Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month with our guest, Tracy Winsor. Tracy co-founded Be Not Afraid, a ministry that works with parents facing a prenatal diagnosis. Learn how you can be an advocate for parents in your local community who are walking through a difficult pregnancy.

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A Little Acknowledgement Goes a Long Way

Betty McDowell, Vice President of Ministry Services at Heartbeat International shares her “PegTalk” from the 2014 Annual Conference in Charleston, SC. Listen in to a sample of what you will hear at this year’s Annual Conference! Visit to find out more.

Online Ultrasound Training for the Pregnancy Help Community

Heartbeat International’s Online Academy is releasing an updated online ultrasound training program. Christine Grimmett speaks with Christa Brown, Director of Medical Impact, and Tammy Stearns, Ultrasound Consultant, about this updated training material, what new features it includes for sonographers, and other ultrasound training opportunities available from Heartbeat.

Heartbeat’s Medical Impact team is ready to connect if you have questions! Contact them at

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A WiLD Heartbeat Experience

Dr. Rob McKenna, Founder and CEO of WiLD, and Dr. Daniel Hallak, Chief Commercial Officer. Rob and Daniel share why the “Whole Intentional Leader Development ” is important and can transform your faith, job, and personal goals taking you to the next level! Join them in-person for Heartbeat International’s Annual Conference or online for the next session of the Leader Development Program.

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Breaking the Shackles of Shame

With a deep passion for working with women, Dinah Monahan gives some basic pointers on overcoming the lies of shame so as to live in the truth.  She touches on the “fingerprints of shame” that appear in the lives of shame-bound women and discusses the path of surrender by daily Giving God Your Worst.  Dinah closes by introducing some of the free materials that she has made available with hopes that those in the pregnancy help movement can bring healing to shame in their own lives and in the lives of their clients.

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A Why to Live For – You Were Made to Count

What is that one thing that makes your heart ache? What comes to mind when you hear the words, “calling” and “destiny”? Betty McDowell is joined by Dave Rodriguez, author of “A Why to Live For” and presenter at our upcoming Annual Conference for this episode, where they talk about the story behind Dave’s book, and how you can take steps to discover and follow your own destiny in life.

Many people spend a lifetime trying to discover their place in this world. I created Destinyworks to guide people like you to discover your destiny! – Dave Rodriguez.  Start the journey. 

Oriented for 2021?

Listen in on a conversation between Jor-El Godsey and Betty McDowell talking about hope in light of some of the sobering realities of 2021. Are you alert and oriented x4?

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Overcoming Difficult Board Dynamics

Sue Baumgarten draws from her experience as a Board member, Board Chair, and Executive Director to offer hope-filled advice on addressing Board dynamics. Thinking of the Board in the noble task of “overseers” (1 Tim 3:1), Sue speaks to common dynamics like “rubberstamping”, toxic members, inactive members, and uninformed Boards. She closes with powerful thoughts on collective discernment via listening prayer so that God can operate as the “burden bearer” for the organization.

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