Isaiah 11:6 -  A Child, And ONE More

Thought/Prayer:  A Child, And ONE More.  Topics:  2 at end

“And a little child shall lead them.”

From The Kansas Coalition for Life, sponsor of the KCFL 2010 ProLife Signature-Ad
5575 South Mosley Street, Wichita, Kansas 67216-3631
Voice (316) 522-8866 FAX (316) 522-8833 December 7, 2009


There was no school on December 8th, 2008 for young Anne, because it was a holy day, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  That seemingly unrelated fact was actually the difference between life and death for one blessed baby.  Instead of being in her second-grade class that day, eight-year-old “Annie”, as she is affectionately called by all of the volunteers, went with her mother, Jennifer, to the Tiller Abortion Facility in Wichita, KS (now closed because of the death of Dr. Tiller).  For five years, Jennifer routinely took a sidewalk counseling shift at the clinic’s gate every Monday.  At about 12:15 pm that day, Kelley we’ll call her, the baby’s young, beautiful mother, drove to the gate, intending to abort her baby. It was Annie who stopped her and gave her a prolife information pack, since her mother, Jennifer, was sitting down, nursing a younger child. Months later, Kelley would say, “…I may not have taken the literature pack from an adult, but I could not be rude to such a sweet little girl!”

Of course, once Kelley had the printed information in her hand, she started to read it, even before going into Tiller’s building.  Like so many abortion clients, Kelley had no idea what abortion really was.  The information pack that Annie gave to her, made Kelley think twice about what she was intending to do.  About a 1/2 hour after going into the clinic’s parking lot, Kelley came back out to the gate in her car … this time she was crying. 

Kelley stopped to talk to Jennifer and Annie, but had not yet decided what she was going to do.  Jennifer offered Kelley more printed material, and any help that she might need, including financial help!  Kelley told Jennifer that she changed her mind about having the abortion immediately, mostly due to reading the material that Annie had given her.
Eventually, Jennifer was able to persuade Kelley to go next door to the proLife Choices Medical Clinic.  Annie ran over to the Choices Parking Lot, and took Kelley’s hand when she got out of her car. She then walked Kelley to the Choices Medical Clinic entrance.

Jennifer and Annie prayed for God’s help, and waited.  When Kelley finally came out, they were able to talk to her some more.  With tears of joy in her eyes, Kelly told Annie – three times, “You saved my baby’s life today!”

Kelley, whose hair length, color and texture, is nearly identical to that of little Annie’s hair, already has a five-month old baby by the same father.  She is hoping to marry him some day.  Being a single mother, and a college student, Kelley was under a lot of stress – financial and otherwise.  She considered abortion as an option, only until she learned some of the basic truths about abortion.  Kelley’s situation is typical of so many abortion clients.  Unfortunately, many of them learn the facts about abortion after their baby has already been killed. 

The following day, Jennifer arranged a three-way phone call with Kelley and me so that Mark Gietzen could assure Kelley that the Kansas Coalition for Life (KCFL) will stand by her, and help her with any financial or other need, from now, until the child is eighteen years old.  That is a promise made to many young mothers. More than a dozen have decided to keep their child at the last minute, when financial help was offered. Says Mark Gietzen, “In most cases, the fact that we are there as a willing and ready resource - or her ‘last resort,’ if all else fails - is all that is needed to help the mother make a life-saving decision. “

On August 4, 2009, Annie held newborn Jada Ree (we’ll call her), while the thankful mother, Kelley, enjoyed the moment (photo not shown to insure privacy). 

Kelley says it was the printed material made the difference, at the most important time!  Without Annie’s simple offer of printed proLife information at the gate, baby Jada Ree would not be here today.  Kelley asked Jennifer; “How many babies are saved at the last minute like this?”  Jennifer said; “I think about 100 per year, in Kansas!”  Well, said Kelley, what you are doing has certainly made a difference to me.”

A Message from Annie:
“What would I say to all the big people? Well… I saved this baby when I was only eight years old; IF I CAN DO IT, SO CAN YOU ! ! !” And, “Just pray a lot and be nice to the mothers at the gate. It was so easy and it makes everybody real happy - especially the mother and the baby!”
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