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The average person is unaware of most proposed legislation moving through the state Capitol. Only policy wonks follow the daily progress of any of the nearly two thousand bills in various stages of the legislative process. But no one wants to be surprised when a new law suddenly affects their life, or that violates their deeply held beliefs. Listen here for the key bills being considered in the Arizona Legislature: what they would do, where they are in the process, and how they would affect your life if they became law.
There has been a lot of discussion about marijuana lately, but what does the Bible say about using it? Does it matter if it’s medical or recreational? How should we approach the issue of marijuana use? And how do we talk with our kids, our congregations, or our friends about it? “Jesus and Mary Jane” looks at marijuana through the lens of science and Scripture. We hear from the author in this episode of Engage Arizona.
Arizona faces a potential character change after the November election. Just how different would the state look under new leadership? The 2020 legislative session in the state of Virginia gives us some clear indicators. The Family Foundation’s Victoria Cobb explains the sweeping changes to state law, and the reversal of more than 20-years of value-sustaining policy in just two months time.
Pro-abortion advocates will tell you that the pro-life movement doesn’t care about the woman or the child after the birth. Laura Magruder, CEO of Maggie’s Place, is proof that statement is false. Maggie’s place is and has been a safe haven for hundreds of women facing unplanned pregnancy and homelessness. From helping them deal with addiction, to reuniting families, Maggie’s Place is an answered prayer for women in the midst of extreme turmoil in their lives. Laura shares what it’s like to be on the front lines in the pro-life movement working alongside women and offering community in some of the most difficult moments of their lives.
1 in 4 women will have an abortion in the United States. Abortion giant Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers would have you believe that not one woman would regret their decision or second guess if they did the “right” thing for themselves. But reality is, women do change their minds. In this episode, listen as Dr. William Lile, also known as the “Pro-life Doc” discusses the science and reality of abortion pill rescue and the incredible second chance it can offer women and their pre-born children.
Not too many people can say they’ve flown a fighter jet – even fewer women can make that claim. There are a lot of things Senator Martha McSally has done that impress and inspire the Arizonans she represents in the U.S. Senate. We’re not talking politics now. We’re getting to know the woman who carved a way for herself in a man’s world, and the character built by trials and triumphs along the way.
We hear a lot about the “Evangelical vote” during an election year. But characterizing this group of voters is not that simple, according to George Barna, the founder of The Barna Group. Barna’s many years in market research and studying the religious beliefs and behavior of Americans have convinced him we are in need of a cultural transformation. Now at Arizona Christian University’s Culture Research Center, Barna works to assist that transformation and impact faith and culture. Hear his fascinating insights on Engage Arizona.
Jor-El Godsey leads the world’s largest leadership supply line for the pregnancy help movement by providing accurate information, training, and daily support to women and couples at risk for abortion. Being on the front lines of the pro-life movement, Jor-El shares his professional expertise on how to communicate some of the most controversial issues of our time. In this episode, we discuss the truth about Abortion Pill Rescue, the role of Pregnancy Resource Centers, and how to cut through the noise of media and the abortion industry to get women accurate, reliable information.