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Brittany Smith & Natasha Smith | Abortion & Compassion | 146
Brittany Smith & Natasha Smith | Abortion & Compassion
Brittany Smith is a journalist, content strategist and serves as the PR & Content Manager for the pro-life organization Save the Storks.
She loves telling stories that show how the pro-life movement truly cares about women, how women are stronger than our culture wants them to believe, and firmly believes that it’s always possible to change our own stories.
Natasha Smith is the Creative Projects Manager at Save the Storks where she supports the pro-life movement by telling stories through writing, video, and photography.
Her academic background is in
communications and biblical theology and she is currently seeking a Masters in Old Testament from Denver Seminary.
Natasha’s love for the pro-life cause is grounded in the understanding that all life has value because every life is created in the image of God (Gen. 1:27).
Brittany and Natasha join Amber to discuss humanizing abortion, partnering with your local pregnancy center, and how to extend compassion to those making a difficult choice.
Questions Brittany, Natasha, and Amber Discuss:
- (4:58) The two of you work with Save the Storks which largely informed the book you co-wrote, Unplanned Grace . Will you share a little of the story behind Save the Storks and what their mission is today?
- (7:57) Statistically speaking, what is the most common reason women get an abortion?
- (8:41) What are some of the circumstances that abortion-vulnerable women often face?
- (10:57) How can a woman, a man, Christians stop acting so angry about abortion and start to see it from the person who’s facing this decision?
- (15:15) What are some things crisis pregnancy centers offer?
- (21:57) You wrote, “Women would rather go to God with an abortion than face their church with an unplanned pregnancy. It’s time for us to do better when it comes to loving and caring for these women.” How can we, the church, love and care for these women better?
- (29:13) The pro-life movement has become so politicized that it can be hard to see the women and men who are pro-life because they truly believe every life has value, including the mother and father of the unborn child. How does one go about focusing their attention on the impact abortion has on all involved when the world is screaming, “This is all a political move!”?
- (33:01) What is something you discovered in the writing of Unplanned Grace that blew you away?
- (39:48) What is your hope for Unplanned Grace?
Quotes to Remember:
“Seventy-three percent of women, so the majority of women, choose abortion due to economic stress and factors.”
“…humanizing the people involved, because our culture has done a great job politicizing the issue.”
“Jesus never had a sharp word towards those who were broken. He spoke really strongly against those who thought that they weren’t.”
“We found as we were doing this research that a lot of churches don’t know where their local pregnancy center is, or they don’t have a ministry that could speak to women facing an unplanned pregnancy?.”
“I think this is why pregnancy centers are so important. Because no matter who’s in office, what the politics are of your particular state, what the laws are, women are still going to be facing these difficult circumstances, they’re still going to be feeling like abortion might be their only option.”
“There’s over 300,000 churches in America, there’s 3000, roughly, pregnancy centers in America, we can do so much together. It’s a tremendous opportunity to revolutionize and transform the country, not through top down politics, but by serving people, which is what the church is called to do anyways.”
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