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Re-imagining Sanctity of Human Life Sunday Jan 14, 2022

When I was leading a pregnancy organization in Chicago, we would receive multiple requests for church presentations every year on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (SOHLS). It was the only time this...

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What We Learned From Paxton Smith Jun 22, 2021

Recently the Texas state legislature passed the Heartbeat Bill, which bans abortions as soon as a heartbeat is detected (usually about six weeks), regardless of whether the pregnancy was a result...

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The ProGrace 4 for 4 Campaign Jun 12, 2020

We have joined millions of Americans in heartbreak, searching desperately for leaders to rise up to dismantle systemic racism in our nation. While I love seeing how some Christians have been...

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The Shift of ProGrace is Not About Strategy, It’s About Transformation May 03, 2020

When Christianity Today approached us to have a conversation about the revolutionary work happening in our space, we jumped at the opportunity to tell the story of how churches and pregnancy...

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The Words Encouraging Us This Season Apr 07, 2020

Three things many of us are experiencing during this pandemic are panic, isolation and shame. And you know what? These are actually the primary feelings for so many women facing unintended...

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The Difference You Make Nov 24, 2019

As we gather to celebrate Thanksgiving this week, we want you to know, how grateful we are for you.

This story illustrates the difference you’ve made in helping to create a new Christian...

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The Language I Have Been Looking For My Whole Life Oct 04, 2019

This week’s guest blogger is Vanessa Behrens. She is a center manager at Hope Women’s Center’s 5th location in Maricopa, Arizona. She is also a ProGrace partner, advocate and...

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53 Churches Support Over 4,580 Women in Uganda Through ProGrace Connection Groups Feb 25, 2019

Nine years ago, Pastor Robert Bagonza from Uganda contacted my colleague, Denise Stein, and asked if we could equip his church to support women facing unplanned pregnancy. He told her other local...

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UPDATE: Searching for Common Ground in Conversation About the New York Abortion Law Feb 23, 2019

ADDENDUM UPDATE: Even though ProGrace doesn’t take a political stance, and we rarely comment on politics, I do have some more thoughts on this law since writing my initial...

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Is There a Grace Response to the New York Abortion Law? Jan 27, 2019

With the recent news circling social media about the new abortion law in New York, I wanted to share some of my heart on this issue.

First off, I know this is an important law, and have tried to...

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What Happens When Churches Embrace & Support Women Facing Unplanned Pregnancy Dec 10, 2018

I’m so grateful for your support this year. I know you’ll be encouraged to hear that the ProGrace vision to see the local church be the first place a woman turns to for support when...

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Helping Churches Do This One Thing Changes Everything Nov 25, 2018

When Rhiannon found out she was pregnant, the father of the child advised her to get an abortion. So the next person she told was… her pastor!

This is the ultimate dream for ProGrace...

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