Nearly 400 attend banquet to benefit Care Net Center

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 April 2016 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

HOLLEY – Gianna Jessen, a prominent pro-life and disability rights activist, was the keynote speaker on Thursday during the annual banquet for the Care Net Center of Greater Orleans. Jessen is a survivor of a failed saline abortion attempt at 7 ½ months in the womb.

Now 39, she has been an activist against abortion for 25 years and has testified before Congress. Jessen also has cerebral palsy. She has completed two marathons covering 26.2 miles on foot.

Jessen addressed nearly 400 people at the Care Net event at the Hickory Ridge Golf and RV Resort in Holley.

Care Net in Albion has served the community for 27 years. It provides free ultra-sounds, pregnancy tests, sexually transmitted infection testing and resources to families in crisis, including parenting classes and some material aid. Care Net is located across from McDonalds on Route 31 in the former Lipton’s building.

Care Net is raising money for a new ultrasound machine and other equipment.

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