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The Empowered Advocate is a podcast by The Pregnancy Network. This podcast exists to equip and empower listeners to be advocates for life at every stage. Staff and guests discuss the major topics faced by pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) and those who identify as pro-life. Topics include: abortion, adoption, client stories, sexual ethics, biblical sexuality, sidewalk advocacy, volunteering, cultural trends, and more.

The Empowered Advocate The Pregnancy Network

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    • 4.7, 31 Ratings

The Empowered Advocate is a podcast by The Pregnancy Network. This podcast exists to equip and empower listeners to be advocates for life at every stage. Staff and guests discuss the major topics faced by pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) and those who identify as pro-life. Topics include: abortion, adoption, client stories, sexual ethics, biblical sexuality, sidewalk advocacy, volunteering, cultural trends, and more.

    S2E15: 'I Felt So Trapped' - One Woman's Story of an Unplanned Pregnancy

    S2E15: 'I Felt So Trapped' - One Woman's Story of an Unplanned Pregnancy

    "I felt so trapped. I just had no idea how I was going to carry on in my life."
    Alexa Hyman is a twenty-six-year-old full-time working mother living in Chicago with her two-year-old daughter, Renley Jane. She is a writer, contributor, and mentor. After experiencing her unplanned pregnancy, she became passionate about sharing her own personal experiences in order to make other women feel less alone. When she is not working in financial services or chasing down her toddler, she mentors women who are facing unplanned pregnancies and manages a growing community of Back in February.
     
    Links Mentioned:
    Backinfebruary.com

    Instagram: backinfebruary_
    Connect Mentorship Program

    • 29 min
    S2E14: A Conversation with Lifeline Children's Services

    S2E14: A Conversation with Lifeline Children's Services

    Herbie is the President & Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms. Under Herbie’s leadership, Lifeline has increased international outreach to 25 countries through adoption and strategic orphan care, obtained licensure in 12 states, and established the foster care arm of ministry at Lifeline. Herbie has been invited to speak at many events concerning adoption and the church’s response to orphan care, including the National Council for Adoption, Christian Alliance for Orphans, Together for Adoption, Care Net and the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Herbie is also the author of Image Bearers: Shifting from pro-Birth to Pro-Life.
    Herbie joins us on the podcast to discuss Lifeline's work, how churches can get involved, and how being "pro-life" means loving both unborn children and the women who carry them.
    Links Mentioned:
    Lifeline Children's Services - https://lifelinechild.org/
    Image Bearers: Shifting from Pro-Birth to Pro-Life
    #GivingTuesdayNow
    Give to Lifeline Children's Services
    Give to The Pregnancy Network
    Follow Lifeline Children's Services:
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Instagram
    YouTube

    • 42 min
    S2E13: A Conversation with Sidewalk Advocates for Life

    S2E13: A Conversation with Sidewalk Advocates for Life

    Lauren Muzyka is the founder and executive director of Sidewalk Advocates for Life. Lauren is a licensed attorney whose passion for defending the sanctity of human life led her into the pro-life movement. After several years serving as the Campaign Strategist for the National 40 Days for Life Team, Lauren founded Sidewalk Advocates for Life in 2014.
    Sidewalk Advocates for Life trains, equips, and supports sidewalk advocacy groups around the globe to peacefully and effectively offer loving, life-affirming alternatives to women and men entering abortion facilities. In just six years, Sidewalk Advocates for Life has grown to more than 200 locations worldwide and has helped more than 8,000 women choose life for their children.
    Links Mentioned:
    sidewalkadvocates.org
    SAFL Instagram
    SAFL Facebook
    SAFL Twitter
    SAFL YouTube
    Email: info@sidewalkadvocates.org

    If you are interested in being trained as a sidewalk advocate in Greensboro, North Carolina, contact The Pregnancy Network at info@thepregnancynetwork.org.

    • 24 min
    S2E12: Interview with Dan Darling, Author of The Dignity Revolution

    S2E12: Interview with Dan Darling, Author of The Dignity Revolution

    Dan Darling is the author of The Dignity Revolution: Reclaiming God’s Rich Vision for Humanity. He discusses his book and what it means to treat members of humanity as who they are: image bearers of our Creator. 
    He is the Vice President of Communications for the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. He has written several other books, and his work has also appeared in Home Life, In Touch Magazine, Christianity Today, and the Gospel Coalition. He has also made appearances on CNN, Fox, and MSNBC. You can read his full bio at dandarling.com.
    Links Mentioned:
    The Dignity Revolution  - view the book
    The Pregnancy Network - Online Open House
    The Pregnancy Network Email List
    Follow Dan:
    Instagram: @_dandarling
    Twitter: @dandarling
    Danieldarling.com
    The Way Home podcast

    • 29 min
    S2E11: Interview with Melissa Ohden, Abortion Survivor

    S2E11: Interview with Melissa Ohden, Abortion Survivor

    Melissa Ohden joins us on The Empowered Advocate podcast to share her story. Melissa is the survivor of an attempted saline abortion. Her story of rescue, redemption, and forgiveness is captivating, and she sheds light on the truth that there are hundreds of abortion survivors across the country whose stories have been hidden.
    Melissa is a Master’s level prepared Social Worker and the Founder of The Abortion Survivors Network. As an abortion survivor, herself, with a background in crisis counseling, addiction treatment and child welfare, she’s passionate about helping others embrace their lives, find healing, and love and forgive in the midst of difficult circumstances. She’s the author of You Carried Me: A Daughter’s Memoir, and will be releasing a new book, an anthology of survivor stories and abortion survivor history in 2021.
    Melissa is a devoted wife to Ryan and mother to her two daughters, Olivia and Ava. They reside in Kansas City, Missouri. 
     
    Social Media
    Melissaohden.com
    Theabortionsurvivors.com
    Facebook
    Instagram
    Melissa’s Book:
    You Carried Me: A Daughter’s Memoir
    Get Involved at The Pregnancy Network
    thepregnancynetwork.org/openhouse
     

    • 40 min
    S2E10: The Pregnancy Network in the Media - Our Response

    S2E10: The Pregnancy Network in the Media - Our Response

    In the last several weeks, The Pregnancy Network has been mentioned in several Yes!Weekly articles, specifically regarding our presence outside the abortion facility in Greensboro. There has been much misinformation, including the accusation that our volunteers have been physically aggressive and illegally blocking traffic. 
    We want to take these allegations seriously, and in this episode, we address each article and share the truth about what happens on the sidewalk at A Woman's Choice in Greensboro. 
    Unfortunately, there will always be those who are uncomfortable with our presence outside the abortion facility. But our mission has and will always be to empower women to face their unplanned pregnancies without fear. We are committed to presenting women with all their options so they can make a fully-informed decision.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

parsonsamy ,

Very helpful podcast

Thank you for acknowledging the pain of infant loss and miscarriage. Very helpful!

Meredith AW ,

Informative and Educational

Thanks so much for making these. I look forward to the new episode each week. Each one is applicable and educational to GPCC and our culture in general. Thanks for being thoughtful in the subjects you have discussed. Keep up the great work!

AttackOnTunes ,

A great guide for beginners-intermediate

If you’re new to the discussion or need to re-familiarise yourself, this is a great podcast to listen to. The discussion doesn’t quite hit the advanced level, but everyone needs to be comfortable with at least the basics of the most important issue of our time.
I used to volunteer for these people, they’re great people. Full of heart and God’s love.

Only thing I would change is the audio balance. I’m not sure why I need one person only in my left ear and the other only in my right, but please fix that. Just a normal left-right balance is fine. Can be disorienting

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