The Van Maren Show

A miraculous story: how Gianna Jessen survived a saline abortion

In today’s episode of The Van Maren show, Jonathon Van Maren speaks with Gianna Jessen, a well known abortion survivor and pro-life advocate. Ms. Jessen has been mentioned in speeches by President George W Bush. The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of Westminster have said that her story could impact the abortion debate. Jessen survived a saline abortion and now uses her story to show people what an abortion. “I am alive. Just by the miraculous power of Christ.” Jessen was born during a saline abortion in a Los Angeles abortion clinic at 29 weeks. Jessen was only 2.5 […]
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The secret to how 40 Days for Life saved 16000 babies: prayer and fasting

In today’s episode of The Van Maren show, Jonathon Van Maren speaks with David Bereit, the co-founder of 40 Days for Life. Bereit co-founded 40 Days for Life, an international campaign that aims to end abortion through local prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a peaceful all-day vigil in front of abortion businesses.  Van Maren speaks with Bereit about how he turned a protest outside of a single clinic into a worldwide movement and the role prayer played and plays in the movement.
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Why real men fight abortion: Jason Jones’s story of stolen fatherhood

Jason Jones, president and founder of Human Rights Education Organization and Movie to Movement and producer of the pro-life movie Bella, experienced the heartbreaking tragedy of losing his first daughter to abortion. His high school girlfriend’s father took her to get an abortion while Jones was away at basic training. “I exploded!” Jones shares. He goes on to say that he didn’t even know that abortion was legal until he found out he had lost his child to abortion. Van Maren and Jones dive into men in the pro-life movement, including the fact that porn addiction and the sexual revolution have […]
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How the creator of the ‘Magical Birth Canal’ viral video is saving unborn babies

It’s not every day you see a young woman dressed in a pink wig, even pinker lipstick, and holding a giant, sparkly tube that she informs the viewer is supposed to represent the human birth canal (“Disclaimer: birth canal is not the actual size of a birth canal,” we’re helpfully told). In their wide- ranging interview, Jonathon Van Maren and Laura Klassen, founder of CHOICE42, also discuss the failure of Christian churches to take abortion seriously, the creative process she follows in producing new videos, and a host of other topics. 
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