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Saturday, March 5th, 2022

Tualatin, OR

Meet Our


Josh Brahm

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.”

Jacob Nels

Jacob Nels left a 16-year career as a carpenter to follow his passion for investing in the lives of people by taking a job with Justice For All. Since 2008, Jacob has been working to make abortion unthinkable, to make Jesus thinkable, and teaching others to do the same. Jacob works to show pro-life and pro-choice people that humans matter more than divisive arguments. Through respectful dialogue, sound reasoning and compassion, Jacob hopes to teach pro-life advocates to love their neighbors and go teach others to do the same. During his time as a pro-life ambassador, God has used Jacob to help save dozens of lives from abortion and teach hundreds of pro-life people grow in compassion and understanding for the pro-choice people they disagree with. Jacob has witnessed thousands of people on both sides of the issue cease fighting toe-to-toe and move to a place of respectful understanding for their fellow humans.

Jacob’s primary role at Equal Rights Institute is training people to sidewalk counsel and mentoring them through that through speaking and their Sidewalk Counseling Masterclass.

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Speaker Sponsors

Parker Buildings Inc.
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Workshop Sponsors

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Advocate for Life Sponsors

Larry and Janice Keudell
Mark and Trish Baker

Additional Sponsors

Chris and Sharon Eppley
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