Training Pro-Life Advocates to Think Clearly, Reason Honestly, and Argue Persuasively

Introducing Equal Rights Institute

ERI is dedicated to equipping the pro-life movement to argue intelligently, honestly, and persuasively about abortion. We teach relational dialogue tips and the top pro-life arguments in blog articles, videos, podcasts, and our two full-length courses. Our goal isn’t just to help you win a debate, but to show you how to help pro-choice people change their mind. We provide responses to the toughest pro-choice arguments, based in questions of personhood, bodily autonomy, and self-defense, and we treat pro-choice people with respect by responding to the strongest version of their arguments.

You can be a more confident and gracious pro-life advocate; we’re here to help.

LATEST ARTICLE: Emily’s Speech Got Protested

One of Emily’s recent speeches got protested by pro-choice students. So of course, it was a big fiasco complete with a showdown over abortion in Q&A…right?

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LATEST PODCAST: What’s Really Up with the High African-American Abortion Rate? (with Gary Freeman)

This is a continuation of Josh’s conversation with Gary Freeman on crossing the racial divide in pro-life work. In this episode they discuss the high abortion rate in the African-American community and why that is, and how we should think about the debate over Planned Parenthood being an allegedly racist organization.

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LATEST VIDEO: Quick Response #26: We Need Broad Abortion Access for Cases of Poor Prenatal Diagnosis

Some people argue that, if for no other reason, we need broad abortion access because of situations in which a child won’t survive the birth process or other cases of poor prenatal diagnosis. In this quick response video, Emily Albrecht argues that euthanasia by abortion isn’t actually the compassionate option, and then shows why, even if euthanasia were acceptable, that wouldn’t justify abortions in general.

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One Thing Every Pastor Can Do to Prevent Abortions in Their Congregation

I’d like to suggest one minimal leadership decision that any pastor or parish priest can make that is likely to save lives within their congregations: make a public commitment on behalf of the whole church that they will treat women who become pregnant with grace and compassion instead of shame and rejection.

Click below to read about this idea, practical tips for sharing the idea with your pastor, as well as a pledge for pastors to take.

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Purchase the Equipped for Life Course!

Just two months after starting Equal Rights Institute, Josh and Timothy Brahm gave their first seminar together on pro-life dialogue. In order for that to be possible, they had to very quickly take their growing body of original content and combine it with the most helpful tools they had learned from other pro-life leaders.

From August 2014 to August 2016 only about four hundred individuals had the opportunity to experience ERI’s full seminar in pro-life dialogue. Until now.

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Check Our Speaking Availability

We travel the country giving speeches related to practical dialogue tips, relational apologetics, and rigorous philosophy.

Learn about our most requested topics, read endorsements and see where we’ve spoken before…

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Learn About Our Advisory Board!

We’ve purposefully put together an advisory board of people whose advice we not only respect, but who have a diverse set of experiences and areas of expertise. By having all of these people speaking into what we’re doing on an ongoing basis, we’re confident that we can direct Equal Rights Institute into becoming the best that it can be.

This advisory board is different than our Board of Directors, who meet quarterly to provide accountability, go over our financial reports, and make the decisions that only a Board of Directors can make. In contrast, the members of the Board of Advisors will meet with Josh one-on-one at least once a year to discuss our vision and offer their counsel.

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