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February 9, 2014

‘Abortion survivor’ speaker at group’s annual gathering

HERMITAGE — A hearty breakfast and well-known keynote speaker highlighted the event. This year marks the 41st anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade decision on abortion.

The audience listened intently as keynote speaker Rebecca Kiessling gave a presentation and talked about her own personal story.

Kiessling is a semi-retired Christian attorney who focuses all her legal efforts in the fight against abortion. She has litigated numerous high-profile cases, fighting for women’s rights as well as the right of unborn children.

“The goal of holding the annual breakfast is to summon new Pro-Life constituents, and to inspire and educate existing supporters through a message presented by a nationally recognized speaker,” said Brian Beal, Pro-Life of Mercer County executive director.

During her presentation, Kiessling spoke about her own life experiences. Adopted and raised by a Jewish family, she learned at age 18 that she was the unwanted child of a serial rapist. Kiessling said when first meeting her birth mother, she was confronted with the news that had abortions been legal at the time of her conception, she would’ve been aborted.

“Rebecca Kiessling is an abortion survivor. She puts a face on the millions of babies who have been deprived of life. Her deep faith, vibrant personality and successful professional career, shows us that children murdered in the womb are persons never given life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” Beal said.

 

For more information on Pro-Life of Mercer County visit its website at www.prolifemc.org.

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