We spent years carefully testing arguments against abortion in thousands of conversations all over the country. We have learned which arguments are the most persuasive to today’s pro-choice advocates. We have learned how to communicate them in ways that they find compelling. Find out what we’ve learned in our comprehensive course.Learn More
Pro-life people know why THEY think abortion is wrong, but many don’t know what would persuade a person from a completely different background with a different set of assumptions.
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 have had the opportunity to experience ERI’s full seminar in pro-life dialogue. Until now.
Learn what the ERI staff have learned about how to make the most of an opportunity to help someone change their mind about abortion.
Moving ERI’s training online has wonderful benefits other than making it possible to train thousands of pro-life advocates a year. Students will have the opportunity to revisit the training when their memories are failing them. They can watch or listen to the lessons over and over instead of having to attend a seven-hour seminar and only hear the content one time.
Here’s what people who attended ERI’s live seminar had to say:
" I love apologetics, and I have never heard such great methods and arguments as I did today. I especially appreciate your emphasis on being compassionate. I realized that I need to be more compassionate, listen, and treat people as human when I talk to them. “ ~Meleah
“ I think that this is the best, most productive, and most effective pro-life training I have been able to find . This seminar has changed me in that I have a marked increase in my confidence in these arguments. I really think I will be able to dialogue more effectively and more lovingly.” ~Sean
“You guys had amazing responses to difficult pro-choice arguments I was struggling with, and I love the focus on being personable. This seminar made me ten times more comfortable engaging my peers because I’m more prepared. “~John Paul
“I realized in some ways I am actually kind of hard-hearted or utilitarian, and this seminar gave me another realization of my own personal heart and things to work on in the context of defending the vulnerable .” ~Elissa
“I learned so much that I can utilize for my club and my personal life. You’ve proved me wrong and made me think differently about the way I’d normally approach the situation. I knew I needed to be more loving, but I’ve learned questions to ask, how to be a better listener, and how to go about the discussion in a personalized, rational, calm, and effective way. Thank you!” ~Brooke
Check out one of the lessons from our eight-part series on practical dialogue tips below:
Here are the first six of 29 lessons you'll see every time you log in to the site as a member.
Equipped for Life Podcast
Private Facebook Group
This course will be helpful to lots of people, but here's who we had in mind when we designed the course:
Bottom line: If you are a pro-life advocate and you want to see minds change about abortion, this course is for you.Join Now!
As soon as you purchase you get a unique username and password where you can access the entire course. You will have access to everything on the website for one year, when you’ll have the option to renew or cancel your membership.
If you purchase a group membership, we’ll send you instructions on how to send us the full names and email addresses of your group members and we’ll set up their free membership on our end, and they’ll simply get an email with their login info.
You can download the MP3 versions of every course video, if you want to listen to the course or review it later while driving or walking around campus. You can also download the podcasts. The only thing you can’t download are the videos; you have to stream them from the website.
Assuming your group has 20 or fewer people in it, sign your club up for the middle option below and pay the $197 and you will get instant access to the site. The last step is for you to send us the full names and email addresses of your group members and we’ll set up their free membership on our end, and they’ll simply get an email with their login info.
If your group has between 30 and 40, the $297 is a great deal, with each seat costing the same or being discounted from the group of 20 option (depending on how many people you have). But if you just have a few more people than 20 or 40, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll work something out.
Yes. If you have somewhere between 40-99 students, we’ll get them all set up and lock in the Group of 40 rate of $7.42 per person. If you want to bring in 100 or more, we’ll give a major discount for them at just $5.00 per person! In that case, don’t purchase the course here. Email us at email@example.com and we’ll get you set up. You’ll ultimately need to get us a spreadsheet with everyone’s first name, last name, and email address, so we can set up their memberships and invoice you for however many people are getting the course
Writing and producing this course has been one of our primary focuses for the last year, because we know it will help us train exponentially more people than we were before. It was also a very expensive project. The cost for producing it and maintaining it for a year will be around $112,600. The fiscally responsible thing to do is to sell it, although we’ve decided to make it as affordable as possible, setting the price point far below what comparable online video courses go for.
We will keep putting out free content on our blog, but if you want our comprehensive course that goes through all of the content (and more!) that we’ve been teaching in seminars for the last two years as well as the exclusive podcast and forum, we’re asking for you to support our work of training pro-life advocates to think clearly, reason honestly, and argue persuasively by paying a low membership fee.
Possibly. Two years after publishing it there will be much more content on the course, making it much more valuable for new customers. But if you purchase now, you’re getting the low cost that the course is right now.