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How Kathy Sparks' Tragic History Motivates Her to Fight For Life

December 9, 2021

Kathy Sparks, president and CEO of a thriving pregnancy care center, has spent 34 years helping more than 20,000 clients.

But Kathy wasn’t always pro-life.

In the newest issue of the Faith & Justice magazine, Alliance Defending Freedom writer Chris Potts shares Kathy’s journey from her involvement in pro-abortion advocacy work to her current role as an advocate for life.

In college, she was immersed in the pro-abortion culture and eventually took a job as a medical assistant at an abortion clinic. She estimates that she helped kill some 700 babies.

But after she attempted to take her own life, her mother-in-law introduced her to Jesus. And Kathy’s life was instantly transformed.

Three months later, her eyes were opened to the horrors of her profession when she assisted with a late-term abortion. She still remembers the “perfectly formed” baby boy’s face.

“I took his little body into the cleanup room and I just began weeping … sobbing over everything I was doing,” Kathy says.

She quit her job at the clinic the next morning, never looking back.

Now she heads up Mosaic Pregnancy & Health Centers in Granite City, Illinois. The center transforms lives by providing free pregnancy and sexual health services, education, and Christ-centered support.

But Mosaic has the misfortune—and the increasing challenge—of being an outstanding pregnancy care center in a state where politicians are pushing a particularly aggressive pro-abortion agenda.

Laws in the state of Illinois are very pro-abortion, so much so that in recent years, the state has rolled back most restrictions on abortion. Now, this even includes parental consent statutes.

But when abortion activists in the state enacted a new law further threatening Kathy’s work, she was forced to continue her fight for life in court. The law in question requires all medical professionals to discuss abortion, and, if the pregnant mother expresses interest, they are required—by law—to provide her with a list of abortionist referrals.

“It’s a violation of and attack on our freedom of speech,” says Kathy. “We’d be mandated to provide the benefits from the abortion procedure. And there are no benefits to the abortion procedure. Abortion harms women. In essence, they’re going to mandate that we lie to our clients. And we would never do that.”

For the last five years, Kathy and Mosaic have been fighting back against this law and will continue to do so as the case inches its way through the judicial system.

Learn more about Kathy Sparks and Mosaic Pregnancy & Health Care Centers in the latest issue of Faith & Justice.

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