Moving Forward after Abortion with Camille Cates

In this episode of Straight to the Heart, our host Rush Witt, talks with Camille Cates, a biblical counselor, speaker, and author who works with post-abortive women. Camille shares her story of hardship and suffering as a young woman, including her own history with abortion. From experience, she reaches out to those who are desperately seeking hope and healing from their own personal tragedies. Camille’s story is an incredible testimony to God’s grace and help in the face of sin and suffering.


1:35 – Intro and Camille’s upbringing and abortion story

7:13 – Camille’s experience in church before the abortion

8:34 – What was your understanding of abortion at that young age?

19:02 – We are all on even footing at the cross

22:16 – How Camille found healing in the Gospel

30:18 – The ministry of other Christians helped Camille heal

34:38 – How anyone can help post-abortive parents

39:47 – Comforting help from the Book of James

41:53 – What can churches do to help in the pro-life movement?

44:27 – How can listeners of this podcast be involved in the movement today?

50:30 – Farewell

About Camille Cates:

Camille Cates is a biblical counselor and a public speaker with a passion for ministering to women in crisis. She has written and spoken extensively on the topics of pregnancy care ministry, post-abortion trauma counseling, sexual abuse, and God’s design for sex and sexuality. She is the author of Moving Forward after Abortion and the minibook Pregnancy Crisis. Camille and her husband, Troy, have three adult children and reside in the metro Cincinnati, OH area. 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Seasons of Sorrow 1
Mobilizing Church Based Counseling Frontcover 85085
Mobilizing Church Based Counseling Frontcover 85085
Blog Posts written bY Camille Cates.
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Straight to the Heart

Welcome to “Straight to the Heart,” a podcast from New Growth Press hosted by Rush Witt. Each episode includes thought-provoking conversations with leading Christian writers and thinkers. We hear who they are, what they believe, how they approach their work and ministry, and the moments and people who have changed their lives. In “Straight to the Heart,” we go beyond the books to connect with the remarkable people behind them.

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