Memorial Dedicated for Unborn Children

A Leavenworth shelter and Christian ministry for teenage mothers dedicated a memorial garden for unborn children recently. Lamb’s Inn opened the “Little Lambs’ Garden” to the public with the hope that the space would “help women to heal and have closure,” said the director. The garden includes a fountain, a statue of an angel and 10 stepping stones engraved with information about instances of either abortion or miscarriage. The director denied the garden was built to have any political message and said the dedication was not meant to be a protest. She said she is opposed to the practice of abortion, but that the garden was not an extension of any kind of moral or political belief. “I’m very much against abortion because I know what it does to women,” she said. “I thought that maybe this would help.” It is hoped that the garden will be a place of quiet reflection. Lamb’s Inn helps pregnant teens regardless of their “home beliefs.” She said the shelter aims to help support them through the pregnancy and into the first year of the child’s life, providing clothes, diapers, education materials on being a new mother and support to finish school. “They can change their lives if they just can get started in the right direction,” she said of the girls involved with Lamb’s Inn. One such woman is Brittany, who is now a married mother of two with a steady job. She said she enjoys giving back to the ministry she says helped her to overcome a dark time in her life. Brittany said the garden will help women who have...