Josh Brahm


Josh has worked in the pro-life movement since he was 18. After 12 years of full-time pro-life work he launched Equal Rights Institute to maximize his impact on the movement.

A sought-after speaker, Josh has spoken for more than 23,000 people in six countries and in 25 of the 50 states.

Josh’s primary passion is helping pro-life people to be more persuasive when they communicate with pro-choice people. That means ditching faulty rhetoric and tactics and embracing arguments that hold up under philosophical scrutiny.

He has publicly debated leaders from Planned Parenthood, the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), Georgians for Choice, and one of the leading abortion facilities in Atlanta.

Josh also wants to bring relational apologetics to the pro-life movement. “Some pro-choice people will not change their mind after one conversation on a college campus. Some of them will only change their mind after dozens of conversations with a person they trust in the context of friendship.”

Josh is formerly the host of a globally-heard podcast turned radio/TV show, Life Report. He now hosts the Equipped for Life Podcast. He’s also written dozens of articles for and the ERI blog. He has been interviewed by the Washington Post, NPR, and Focus on the Family.

He directed the first 40 Days for Life campaign in Fresno, resulting in up to 60 lives saved.

Josh has been happily married to his wife, Hannah, for 17 years. They have three sons, Noah, William, and Eli. They live in Charlotte, North Carolina.

David Bereit, the National Director of 40 Days for Life, sums up Josh’s expertise this way: “Josh Brahm is one of the brightest, most articulate, and innovative people in the pro-life movement. His cutting-edge work is helping people think more clearly, communicate more effectively, and — most importantly — be better ambassadors for Christ. I wholeheartedly endorse Josh’s work, and I encourage you to join me in following Josh and getting involved in his work today!”

ERI Newsletters:

Summer 2022: Shaping the Pro-Life Future

December 2021: December Fundraising Letter

Spring 2021: Changing Lives Across Oregon

December 2020: December Fundraising Letter

September 2020: Our Big Projects For the Rest of the Year

Summer 2020: Equipping Yourself During Quarantine

Spring 2020: Equipping the Pro-Life Movement in Ireland

December 2019: December Fundraising Letter

November 2019: The Transformative Power of the Sidewalk Counseling Masterclass

Fall 2019: We are in the New Office!

Summer 2019: Updates From the ERI Office

Spring 2019: Updates From the ERI Office

December 2018: December Fundraising Letter

Fall 2018: One Thing Every Pastor Can Do to Prevent Abortions in Their Congregation

Summer 2018: ERI Speaking Events Around the World!

Spring 2018: We’re Extending the Equipped for Life Course This Year!

December 2017: A Look Back at 2017 and What We’re Doing Next!

November 2017: Pro-Lifers Aren’t “Forcing” Women to Stay Pregnant

Fall 2017: We’re Developing a Comprehensive Module on Sidewalk Counseling!

Summer 2017: Equal Rights Institute Staff Outreach at Winthrop University

Spring 2017: Our Experience at the National Students for Life Conferences

December 2016: A Look Back at 2016 and What We’re Doing Next!

November 2016: Early Feedback on the Equipped for Life Course

Fall 2016: The Equipped for Life Course is Live!

Spring 2016: Pro-Choice Students at UC Davis Protested Our Friendly Dialogue Event

December 2015: A Look Back at 2015, and How We’re Moving Forward

November 2015: Four Practical Dialogue Tips from My Conversation with Brent

September 2015: Quarterly Update / Avoiding an Embarrassingly Common Pro-Life Mistake

June 2015: Announcing Our Major Project This Year…

May 2015: Responding to Post-Abortive Women with Love

April 2015: Responding to the Astute Observation That I am a Man

March 2015: From ‘I Don’t Want to Talk About Religion’ to ‘I Will Pray Tonight’

February 2015: Relational Apologetics Tips: How to Cultivate Friendship Amidst Challenging Conversations

January 2015: Relating to Relativists

December 2014: End-of-Year Update from the President

November 2014: Listening to Those Who Offend Us

Support Letter: Why We Launched a National Pro-Life Training Organization