Pro-life advocate in Aussie first

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Director of LifeChoice Australia, Rebecca Gosper, takes part in a peaceful pro-life demonstration outside the NSW Parliament House in 2018. PHOTO: Giovanni Portelli

Young pro-life advocate and director of LifeChoice Australia, Rebecca Gosper, has been accepted into a 7-day intensive training program for national and international pro-life leaders in the US.

The Vita Institute is run by the University of Notre Dame from 9 to 15 June in Indiana. The course engages participants in fundamental life issues across a wide range of disciplines including social science, biology, philosophy, theology, law communication and counselling. World-renowned scholars in these fields will lead the course.

“I am incredibly grateful to have received this honour, particularly as the first ever Australian to have been accepted into the institute,” Ms Gosper told The Catholic Weekly.

“Being in a leadership role, it’s important to me that I’m able to fulfil the needs of the students I work with every day. Our students are incredibly brave to be out on university campuses sharing the beautiful pro-life message despite the abuse directed at them.”

“They receive everything from the middle finger to rape threats. The very least I can do in return is ensure that I can deliver the best possible programs and advice to them so that together we can build a culture of life in Australia.”

Ms Gosper said she also plans to spend time in Virginia, Washington DC and New York, meeting other pro-life leaders and giving presentations.