SYDNEY, May 26, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Guy Sebastian, the notoriously humble Australian Idol winner, recently made public his plans to use his new-found wealth and fame to fund and build a pro-life crisis pregnancy counselling center. The center, which is still in the planning stages, is to include a hot-line and counselling for pregnant women, as well as counselling and rehabilitation for post-abortion trauma victims.
On an internet forum dedicated to the performing artist, Guy, who is described as 'deeply religious', spoke frankly of his desire to "set up a place that women can turn to when considering having [an abortion], a place that makes them aware of the consequences both psychologically and emotionally that it has."
He goes on to say that "I have come across several different women in my life including close friends that have had horrendous experiences post-abortion, and I think women deserve the right to make an informed and educated decision. Most women never get over the psychological effects of abortion and without the right counselling, it affects their relationships, confidence, self-esteem etc etc... for life."
"Sure I am anti-abortion but that is not what this is about", Guy declared in response to critics who have lashed out at him, accusing him of overstepping his bounds and abusing his power as an artist as well as being biased on account of his Christian and pro-life beliefs. "This program is not based on moral judgment but on love and respect, something that we all deserve."
In addition to founding the crisis pregnancy center, Guy plans on touring impoverished areas in Africa with World Vision and to record a Gospel CD as a means of expressing his fervent Christian faith.