Silent No More Project Holds New York Event Monday

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 22, 2003   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Silent No More Project Holds New York Event Monday

by Steven Ertelt Editor
September 22, 2003

Washington, DC ( — Women who regret their abortion decisions and want others not to make the same mistake took to the streets of New York on Monday.

After 30 years of America’s abortion debate, the voices of women who have experienced abortion’s devastating effects are being heard more loudly and in greater numbers.

Organized by the Silent No More project, the women stood on 6th Avenue between 49th and 50th Street, holding signs that say "I Regret My Abortion" and speaking about their abortion experience.

Actress, model and author, Jennifer O’Neill, who had an abortion, is the national celebrity spokesperson for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign.

Singer and actress Melba Moore also had abortions and was present for the event.

The campaign, a joint project of the National Organization of Episcopalians for Life and Priests for Life, also works to educate women about the physical and spiritual damage abortion can do to women.

Georgette Forney, who had an abortion at age 16 and is now the director of NOEL, said "Hearing woman after woman speak about the problems created by abortion really puts this issue in perspective. Despite the sadness of each woman’s story we are also able to share the help we’ve found to deal with the pain, which gives those still hurting hope."

Janet Morana, of Priests for Life, co-founded the campaign along with Forney.

"We want to help women who are hurting from abortion find peace and healing. This campaign will let them know they’re not alone," Morana added.

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