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.
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.