It was grey and dull outside, but guests at the Emily’s Voice High Tea in Perth, WA, on Saturday June 15, were met with colour and vibrance. The brightly coloured decorations matched the mood and fervour of the 70 women who gathered to champion life, raising $5,500 for Emily’s Voice campaigns.

WA Advocate Coordinator Gladys Burgess opened the afternoon with an overview of Emily’s Voice’s work and particularly the campaigns that have been active in WA. When asked who had not attended an Emily’s Voice event before, about three-quarters raised their hands.

Guests enjoyed a selection of delectable high tea treats enjoyed over meaningful and life-giving conversation. Many women weren’t aware of some of the current abortions laws and statistics in some Australia states and were stirred to action.

Real story of abortion escape

Stacey McBride Wilson from the Sunshine Coast shared the story of her own unplanned pregnancy, and followed with a self-care workshop for the attendees. Guests listened intently as she revealed how she climbed off the abortionist’s table when she saw an ultrasound of her daughter at 19 weeks gestation sucking her thumb.

Stacey McBride Wilson and daughter Katie

“I said ‘I can’t go through with it’, and walked out to the waiting room where my boyfriend told me to go back in and ‘get it done’.

“I walked out and went home.

“To say my life has been easy would be a lie, but I finished year 12, taking my newborn baby to the school formal, have gained not one, but two degrees, and run my own business.’’

She talked of the profound joy that Katie, now 14, has brought into her life, and the lives of others.

READ STACEY’S FULL STORY

Special thanks

Emily’s Voice would like to thank Mt Pleasant Baptist Church for hosting the event, and Gladys Burgess and her team for organising it.

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You can still make a difference by giving to our End of Financial Year Appeal.

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