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The KANSAS COALITION FOR LIFE, Project Love, Prayer, and Persistent Political Action
5575 South Mosley Street, Wichita, KS 67216-3631      PHONE: (316) 522-8866      FAX: (316) 522-8833
INCIDENT REPORT:        Jennifer (Sperle) McCoy III
 
Monday, February 16, 2009
Shift Start:Shift End:
12:05 PM2:34 PM
  CONFIRMED SAVE: Ann Carlin and Jennifer McCoy:

(Second Confirmed Save Today! This event was occurring simultaneously with the dramatic events with the mixed-race couple, reported under Ann Carlin's name and today's date.)

At about 10:35 am, while KCFL Volunteer Ann Carlin was at the gate, a black Ford SUV with Missouri tags (tag numbers on file) came to Tiller's Gate. They stopped to "ask directions."

In the car was a 2-month pregnant, Hispanic Single-Mother who has two other children, ages 4 and 7 (not with her). The man in the car is a boyfriend who does not want anything to do with the unborn baby. Neither one could speak English very well.

In spite of the language barrier, Ann gave them literature and was able to talk them out of going into Tillers. They backed off Tiller's driveway, and went to Choices Medical Clinic instead.

Once at Choices, they stayed there a long time - which is always a good sign. They were still in the proLife Choices Medical Clinic when Jennifer replaced Ann Carlin on-site at about 12:05 pm.

Unfortunately, the regular Spanish-speaking Choices Medical Clinic volunteer was not at work today, and Choices needed a translator. Fortunately, Jennifer was able to call on her friend, Rhonda, (See "Lady Valentina's Story" May 29, 2008 - http://www.kcfl.net/kcfl/doc/newsr/the%20valentina%20story.pdf, for an introduction to Rhonda). Rhonda acted as the translator both for choices and for KCFL.

The reason that this lady is here for an abortion, is because a friend of her's recommended that she could induce an abortion or a miscarriage on her own, at home, by ingesting seven (7) Alka-Seltzer tablets all at one time, along with some lime. This mix was supposed to cause the baby's heart to stop, and she had hoped that a mis-carriage would follow.

She took the seven Alka-Seltzer and lime a few days ago, as recommended - but it did not have the desired effect of causing a miscarriage.

The Mother came to Tiller's because she is worried that the Alka-Seltzer has damaged the child, and that it will not grow normally.

At this point, she does not want an abortion, unless the Alka-Seltzer has stopped its heart or harmed the baby in some way.

Fortunately, the ultrasound at Choices showed that the baby has a strong heartbeat, and so she is keeping the child. Choices Medical Clinic also alleviated some of her other concerns as well, offering her help and making her comfortable with her decision to keep the baby.

Rhonda - told her about Rocio and baby Valentina, (see the reference above) and she liked the story, and could relate closely to another Hispanic lady's plight.

Jennifer's friend, Rhonda, played a highly important role in this save.

When the couple first got into their car to leave, their car would not start. Fortunately, Jennifer had a booster battery starter - which she used to help them get going. They left for Missouri after getting the car started.

Upon leaving, the mother was apologetic and embarrassed for even considering an abortion, and for attempting to hurt the child with the Alka-Seltzer.

NOTE: I had never heard of Alka-Seltzer being used to induce a miscarriage, and so I went to Google and checked: "Alka-Seltzer and Abortion."

To my surprise, there is a lot of discussion on the Internet on this topic, including both taking the Alka-Seltzer orally and vaginally.

The bottom line is that it does not work very well, if at all, to induce a miscarriage. However, the fact that Alka-Seltzer has 500mg of Aspirin in it, and the fact that aspirin thins the blood is where the idea has some validity. In any case, it is as dangerous for the mother as it is for the unborn child.

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