More than 350 people have attended a weekend high tea in Toowoomba and dinner in Newcastle, raising $80,000 to change culture and support women experiencing an unexpected pregnancy.
Emily’s Voice and pregnancy support centre Zoe’s Place jointly hosted the Newcastle Glorious Life event at Belmont 16s on Friday night, raising almost $60,000 through donations, corporate sponsorship, auction items and merchandise sales.
Stacey McBride Wilson from the Sunshine Coast shared how she climbed off the abortionist’s table when she saw an ultrasound of her daughter at 19 weeks gestation sucking her thumb.
“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.
Anna Rodgers from Perth told Toowoomba high tea guests at Inbound Brasserie Cafe on Saturday that she risked her life to have her son Sebastian due to her serious heart condition.
She endured two miscarriages before conceiving her son, telling doctors she would not consider abortion regardless of the inherent risks in her pregnancy.
She almost died during an emergency delivery when she haemorrhaged, and Sebastian was premature.
Our special thanks to all our guests and Newcastle dinner corporate sponsors:
Steeline Hunter, Atune Health Centre, Gravity IT, Strategic Minds marketing and branding, AJ Dorse Accounting, Hunter Christian Church and PURE natural superfoods.