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World Perspectives – Judaism

International Program Specialist, Ellen Foell, speaks with Sandy Shoshani from Be’ad Chaim (Pro-Life Israel) about Jewish culture and how it relates to life issues (including abortion).

Join us as we explore how different cultures view life issues in this “World Perspectives” series of episodes so that we can better understand how to serve women facing unplanned pregnancies and help them to choose life.

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Welcome Tracie Shellhouse!

Get to know Heartbeat’s new Vice President of Ministry Services, Tracie Shellhouse! Learn more about her background in ministry, and find out what books she is currently reading. Former VP, Betty McDowell, shares a few stories as well as she passes the baton off to Tracie.
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Catching Up with Kirk

Kirk Walden is a longtime member of the Heartbeat family, so Betty McDowell caught up with him during Pregnancy Help Institute to see what he’s been working on lately! Find out what Kirk has witnessed in the post-Roe pregnancy help movement, and how the power of compassion can ignite the church to serve more families than ever. Click below to check out Kirk’s book, The Wall and stay tuned to for upcoming projects!

Kirk’s book: The Wall

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Dobbs in Plain English

Denise Harle of Alliance Defending Freedom joins Danielle White, General Counsel of Heartbeat International as they explain what the Dobbs decision means and debunk some of the common myths.

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Contenders – Marc Newman

Marc Newman, author of the book, Contenders, talks with Jor-El Godsey about the importance of not just speaking a pro-life message, but messaging it well. They discuss how to talk about life issues with friends, family, and at church, where silence on this issue can often hurt those who truly need healing.

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Letter to the Soldier

Feeling like a wounded soldier, weary from battle and overwhelmed by what lies ahead? This episode is for you! Julie Parton shares a “Letter to the Soldier” devotional and talks with Jor-El Godsey about how it applies specifically to the season that the pregnancy help movement is currently in.

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Impact on States – Dobbs Part 2

Heartbeat Vice President, Cindi Boston-Bilotta, and Product Marketing Specialist, Jessica Warner, discuss possible outcomes of Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization as it would impact individual states. They will also share ideas and resources to help your state and organization prepare for the outcome as well as continue to work towards more life-affirming legislation.

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Dobbs 101

This episode is the first in a series of episodes on the upcoming Supreme Court case, Dobbs vs Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Oral arguments begin in December, but the topic of abortion legislation is already heating up in the news. Listen to Jor-El Godsey, Danielle White, and Ellen Foell as they give a crash course on federal abortion legislation from Roe v Wade to Dobbs.

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A Little Humor with Derrick Tennant

If humor is your drug of choice, you’ll enjoy this episode featuring Derrick Tennant and Betty McDowell! Derrick and his sister Julie are long-time friends of the pregnancy help movement, bringing the gift of laughter to audiences around the world. Derrick shares how he learned to live simply, love wastefully, and what it is like to live out of a single suitcase. You can find Derrick and Julie Tennant at the links below:

You will also find Derrick and Julie at Heartbeat’s 2022 Annual Conference! Click HERE for more!

Connecting with Churches – Embrace Grace

Having experienced an unexpected pregnancy herself, Amy Ford knows how important it is to reach out to women and help them form strong relationships with their local church. This experience led her to found Embrace Grace, where pregnancy help organizations and churches can work together to support moms. Amy tells her personal story (as well as how Embrace Grace came to be), and how each person can use their gifts to serve women facing unplanned pregnancies.
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