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The Empowered Advocate is a podcast by Greensboro Pregnancy Care Center. 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 is a podcast by Greensboro Pregnancy Care Center. 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.
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The Empowered Advocate is a podcast by Greensboro Pregnancy Care Center. 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.

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E017: Should the Church Have Anything to Say About Abortion?

9/16/2019
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Many view abortion as a political issue - if that’s true, then should the church have anything to say about it? How can the church speak honestly about abortion without alienating those who have experienced it? Is abortion a topic that’s optional to speak about within the church? Carter Mundy joins us to discuss this and other tough questions. Links Mentioned: Kari’s Story Walk for Life Promo - Carter wiping out on roller blades Love Life Op-Ed Piece: Women Deserve Better Than...

Duration:00:31:15

E016: Fostering Hope - How One Organization is Putting "Pro-Life" in Practice

9/2/2019
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Carrie Thompson is the founder and executive director of the Family Room, a non-profit organization whose mission is to express the love of Christ to the community by meeting the practical needs of children and teens in foster care. Carrie and her husband also have personal experience as foster parents, and in this episode she shares about their journey from fostering to adoption. She gives practical insight into the largely misunderstood world of foster care, and provides practical tips and...

Duration:00:49:28

E015: Adoption, Abortion, and the Impact of Both

8/19/2019
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Why would it seem better to choose abortion over adoption? The answer is more complicated than you might think, and today we discuss this and other tough questions with volunteer Andrea Johnson. Andrea serves as a peer advocate, and was herself adopted. She shares her story and talks about how adoption impacted her. She also has experience with a past abortion, and shares how both these experiences have affected how she relates to clients walking through an unplanned...

Duration:00:30:46

E014: “When You’re a Baby, You Don’t Have a Say” - Taking the Abortion Debate to UNCG

8/5/2019
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Summary: In this episode, we once again take the abortion debate to the local college campus. Some of the key topics discussed: Should abortion be permissible in cases of rape? What is the difference between ending the life of an unborn child who is a result of rape, and ending the life of a toddler who is a result of rape? Links Mentioned: SLED Test for defending the pro-life position: str.org A doctor explaining abortion procedures: https://youtu.be/CFZDhM5Gwhk Time Stamps: 0:00 -...

Duration:00:34:17

E013: No Uterus, No Opinion? - The Role of Men in the Abortion Issue

7/15/2019
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Josh Kappes from Love Life joins host Carter Mundy for a discussion about the role of men in the issue of abortion. Is abortion strictly a women’s issue? By removing men from the conversation, are we actually absolving them from taking any responsibility for their children and families? What is the appropriate biblical perspective, and how can men take practical steps to speak up on abortion while also empowering other men to do the same? Links mentioned: Love Life:...

Duration:00:51:21

E012: Fake Nurses or Fake News? An Interview with a Pregnancy Center RN

7/1/2019
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"It's a pretty awesome thing when a baby goes from being a problem to fix to a gift and a blessing to its own mother." In this episode we interview Lauren McClure, a Registered Nurse at the pregnancy center. She gives an insider's look at her role within GPCC and addresses many of the misconceptions about nurses within a PRC. 0:00 - Welcome to Lauren McClure, RN 1:45 - Lauren’s work history and how she got started at GPCC 4:35 - Many people assume that PRCs have “fake nurses.” Where does...

Duration:00:43:10

E011: Taking the Abortion Debate to a College Campus

6/17/2019
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Summary: What does it look like to put S.L.E.D. in practice? In this episode, we head out to the campus of UNC Greensboro to talk with students about their views on abortion. Mary Holloman talks with one student, ‘John,’ and takes time to break down how to talk about this issue by asking purposeful questions and engaging in a respectful and logical dialogue. S.L.E.D. is a method used to defend the pro-life position. You can read more about this method at str.org, or listen to episode 4 on...

Duration:00:28:12

E010: The Advocate and the Appointment

6/3/2019
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The idea of "peer advocacy" is intimidating to some, and confusing to others. What do we really mean when we talk about peer advocates, and what actually happens inside an appointment with clients at the pregnancy center? We cover all that and more in this episode, an interview with volunteer Stacy Helt. Links Mentioned: Open House - Register to attend the next Open House and take your first step toward becoming a volunteer. Volunteer Opportunities - Scroll through the current volunteer...

Duration:00:47:27

E009: The Impact of Adoption, Part 2 - Q&A with Chad & Holly Cooke

5/20/2019
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Chad & Holly Cooke talk about their professional and personal experience with adoption. Holly has a masters in Marriage and Family Counseling, and Chad has his doctorate in counseling and is a licensed professional counselor in North Carolina. The Cookes adopted their first son from Ethiopia, had two biological sons, and are currently in the process of a domestic adoption. The Cookes share about the impact of adoption on the family. 0:30 - What are some of the differences between pursuing...

Duration:00:16:00

E008: The Impact of Adoption, Part 1 - Q&A with Chad & Holly Cooke

5/20/2019
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Chad & Holly Cooke talk about their professional and personal experience with adoption. Holly has a masters in Marriage and Family Counseling, and Chad has his doctorate in counseling and is a licensed professional counselor in North Carolina. The Cookes adopted their first son from Ethiopia, had two biological sons, and are currently in the process of a domestic adoption. The Cookes share about the impact of adoption on the family. Time stamps: 1:00 - Meet Chad & Holly Cooke 2:30 - The...

Duration:00:35:21

E007: Sidewalk Advocacy - An Insider's Look

5/1/2019
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Carla Stowers, team leader for the GPCC sidewalk advocacy team, gives an insider’s perspective on what actually takes place on the sidewalk outside of Greensboro’s abortion facility. Carla shares her story about how she got involved as an advocate despite initially saying there was “no way” she’d ever serve in such a role. Carla talks about the dynamics between pregnancy center volunteers and abortion facility volunteers, the strong community she’s built with her fellow advocates, and shares...

Duration:00:31:44

E005: God & Sex Forum, Part 1 - Transgenderism, with Keynote Dr. Neil Stewart

4/18/2019
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We live amidst an age of tremendous confusion— confusion about the most basic questions of life. Who am I? What am I? What defines my existence? Am I more than a soup of chemicals wrapped up in a sack of skin, and the dancing of my genes? In this lecture, Dr. Stewart explores these and other questions from the perspective of man made in the image of God. Here is the only foundation on which to build a cohesive understanding of the identity, dignity, responsibility, and glory of human beings....

Duration:00:47:19

E006: God & Sex Forum, Part 2 - Transgenderism Panel Discussion

4/18/2019
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The God & Sex Forum is an annual event hosted by Students for Greensboro Pregnancy Care Center and Ratio Christi at UNC Greensboro. This year’s topic is transgenderism. To hear keynote speaker Dr. Neil Stewart’s address, check out God & Sex Forum: Transgenderism Part 1. This episode is a panel discussion answering questions that were texted in during the event. Panelists are: Dr. Neil Stewart; Cameron Hodge (author, small business owner); and Logan Thomas (UNCG student). ----- 2:43 -...

Duration:01:05:16

E004: How to Defend the Pro-Life Position

4/14/2019
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How do we defend the pro-life position? Today we discuss how to use a tool called SLED in order to make a convincing argument against abortion in a clear and concise way. You can read more about SLED on Stand to Reason’s website at str.org. ------------- 1:00 - Why do we not engage others on the issue of abortion? 2:50 - Going into a conversation with the right attitude and motivation 13:11 - SLED: The unborn differs from the born in only four ways. None of those ways are good reasons...

Duration:00:50:24

E003: Facing an Unplanned Pregnancy as a Christian

3/13/2019
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When someone close to us learns they are pregnant unexpectedly, what is the appropriate biblical response? Should that response be any different if the mother is a believer? Mary Kate White joins us and shares her personal experience of finding out she was unexpectedly pregnant with twins. What followed was a high risk pregnancy, an earlier-than-expected wedding date, and months in the NICU with her two daughters. Mary Kate shares how her faith and a solid support network of family and...

Duration:00:41:50

E002: Common Myths About Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRCs)

3/13/2019
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Today Mary Holloman and Client Services Director, Deanna Jewell, tackle an article from Cosmopolitan that came out in February 2019. The article is titled, “Fake Health Clinics are Tricking College Students.” The article makes several claims about pregnancy resource centers that are quite startling. So we sit down to respond to each claim and to present an accurate picture of what our PRC actually does. 1:45 - Claim #1: PRCs show graphic images of abortions and STDs to clients and tell...

Duration:00:31:17

E001: Meet GPCC - The 'Why' Behind Advocacy for Women

3/13/2019
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Interviewed on the pilot episode of The Empowered Advocate are Carter Mundy (Associate Executive Director) and Deanna Jewell (Client Services Director). Carter, Deanna, and Mary discuss the inner workings of the Care Center and the motivation by behind why we serve the community. 0:00 Intros and welcome to The Empowered Advocate! 3:35 - Deanna shares about all our services, including pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, STD testing, classes, and material resources--all free of charge. 6:00...

Duration:00:24:20