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Rose Day at the capitol 2018

Hope Pregnancy Centers Recognized at Annual Rose Day Rally

More than 1,000 Oklahomans took part in the 27th Annual Rose Day event on Feb. 7 and focused on protecting unborn life. Individuals and families walked the State Capitol halls, delivering roses and pro-life messages to elected officials at the Capitol, to symbolize their stance in the pro-life movement. Among them were directors from each of the Hope Pregnancy Centers (HPC) campuses, who participated by delivering roses to their legislators and engaging in powerful conversations regarding pro-life efforts and abortion recovery.

“Delivering roses was the best way we can make a representation of the work that we do at HPC and letting our legislators know that life matters,” said Carolyn Anson, Director of HPC North. “It was an honor to attend this rally and engage in the important conversations that must occur for change to happen.”

Staff and volunteers represented Hope at booths set up in the rotunda inside the Capitol, sharing with those in attendance about services offered. In lieu of purchasing roses to hand out to legislators, a group of Hope supporters from Seminole, OK presented a certificate to Hope North as a pledge to make a donation to the center in honor of Governor Mary Fallin.

After the rose distribution, attendees found seats inside the House of Representatives chamber, to behold the celebration of life as Oklahoma Senators and House members in agreement with the pro-life movement were recognized for their legislative efforts for the unborn. During the event, special recognition was given by Governor Fallin to the Pregnancy Resource Ministries of Oklahoma, which included Gayla White, Director of Hope Pregnancy Ministries.

“It was an honor to be one of the recipients of the proclamation from Governor Fallin declaring Feb 7, 2018 as Pregnancy Resource Ministry Celebration Day on behalf of the 47 pregnancy help centers in Oklahoma,” said White.

She was chosen as a representative to receive this proclamation because of Hope’s active role among pregnancy health centers across the state. The work that Hope accomplishes is leading the way for other pregnancy centers in pro-life efforts. She added, “It is a privilege to represent the statewide effort among all pregnancy health centers in Oklahoma.”

Thanks to faithful pro-life supporters, Rose Day was a continued success and Hope remains proactive in the efforts to protect human life and engage in conversations with legislators for change.

Hope Pregnancy Center (HPC) directors Lyn Smith, Carolyn Anson,, Karen Alley, Gayla White, Tresa Beavers
Hope Pregnancy Center (HPC) directors Lyn Smith, Carolyn Anson,, Karen Alley, Gayla White, Tresa Beavers


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