by Steven Ertelt
September 9, 2004
Dallas, TX (LifeNews.com) — A national campaign of women who have been hurt by abortion and want to share the pain and regret they feel about their decisions is making its way to several states during the month of September. More than 1,000 women have joined the Silent No More Awareness Campaign to share about abortion’s emotional, spiritual and physical consequences.
Jennifer O’Neil, an actress and longtime Cover Girl model who starred in the hit movie "Summer of ’42," was coerced into having an abortion and is the campaign’s spokeswoman.
"Sharing how my faith and the knowledge of God’s truth brought me forgiveness, healing and closure after years of pain and regret is an awesome privilege," O’Neil said.
"To have the opportunity to encourage and comfort the hearts of women who have suffered is humbling, and making the whole truth known about abortion is absolutely necessary."
The organization is sponsoring statewide events across the country during the month of September, including gatherings in Idaho, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, and North Carolina.
O’Neil’s group has also planned post-abortion healing conferences in St. Louis and New York to help women struggling from a past abortion to find hope and healing.
"We are the voice that hasn’t been heard," said Georgette Forney, co-founder of the post-abortion group.
"There is a lot of talk about rights and choice, but very little attention is given to women who have abortions," said Forney, who had an abortion at the age of 16. "I regret my abortion and I know others who feel the same way. It is time to listen to us — the women who have experienced it."
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