LifeChoice Australia has opened its first office in Sydney that its leadership team says opens up a range of exciting new possibilities for the student-based pro-life group.
Director Rebecca Gosper said that the space in the eastern suburbs which includes meeting rooms and a small film studio will enable LifeChoice to improve its training opportunities for tertiary students as well as host discussion groups and movie nights.
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“Most importantly we can build a pro-life community, a community whose foundation is a shared belief in the beauty of every human life at every stage,” she said.
“The four pillars of LifeChoice are education, leadership, activism and compassion. Thanks to this new office and the newfound opportunities it provides us with, Aussies can expect to see a huge increase in all four of these areas.”
Bishop Richard Umbers blessed the office at its official opening on 1 April.
It’s a welcome step forward for the nation-wide movement which has groups in nine tertiary education institutions around the country.
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Chairperson Bethany Marsh said that having a dedicated green room space will boost their use of social media as a key element of their outreach to young people who have questions and concerns about abortion.
While having space for storage in the office means they will soon be able to accept donations of nappies and baby clothing to pass onto pregnancy support centres.
“This is an exciting development as we are always looking out for ways that we can provide support to women facing unplanned pregnancies,” Ms Marsh said.