Kiessling to share life story at Birthright banquet

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Rebecca Kiessling, a child of rape and a target of abortion, will speak at Saturday's Birthright banquet.

Child of rape, target of abortion to speak at fundraiser

Rebecca Kiessling, of Michigan, will be the featured speaker at Saturday's annual benefit dinner for Birthright of Spencer.

Kiessling's grew up in an adoptive home, and didn't discover she had been conceived through rape and targeted for abortion, until she was a young adult. She shares a story of acceptance and how her life as a mother, wife, attorney and pro-life advocate has been shaped.

She has shared her story on "Good Morning America," CNN's "Talk Back Live," CBN's "The 700 Club," CBS News and Catholic TV's "This is the Day and Facing Life Head-On."

Her story has also been featured in a Glamour Magazine article, "My Father is a Rapist," and with her birth mother on the syndicated program "Extra" in "Rebecca's Story."

The banquet will also include music by Connor Obermeier, of Spencer, and information about the local Birthright office from various volunteers.

Birthright is operated without governmental funding. All proceeds come from private contributions and allow the local crisis pregnancy center to remain open to serve expectant mothers and their babies. The Spencer office is located at 8 E. Fifth St. in Spencer. The local contact number is 262-8271.

Interested in attending?

Birthright of Spencer's annual banquet will be held Saturday, April 14, at Faith Lutheran Church in Spencer. The evening will include a non-alcoholic social hour at 6:30 p.m. with dessert to follow at 7 p.m. For more information about the banquet, contact co-chairs Andrea Crew, at 262-4391, or Bonnie Kabrick, at 240-2555. Due to limited seating, reservations are required.

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  • Sorry that I am just seeing this today. Sounds like an awesome thing to attend. I love that this person is willing to share their story although I'm sure it is hard. I'm sure this story will inspire many!

    -- Posted by AshlyMeyer on Sun, Apr 15, 2012, at 12:09 PM
  • Sorry I missed this also until today. I have heard about Rebecca and am sure her story is an inspiration to many.

    -- Posted by mgu42 on Mon, Apr 16, 2012, at 6:17 AM
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