by Steven Ertelt
October 3, 2006
New York, NY (LifeNews.com) — As a national women’s magazine celebrates women who have had abortions, women who have faced the emotional and physical pain of an abortion will make their voices known across the nation this week. Led by women in New York who regret their abortions, local awareness campaigns will take place across the country.
After 33 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.
On Wednesday, some of these voices will be heard on the streets of New York City, as participants in the Silent No More Awareness Campaign conduct one of numerous similar events taking place this month across the country.
The women will stand on 6th Avenue between 49th and 50th Street, holding signs that say "I Regret My Abortion" and speaking about their abortion experience.
"Hearing woman after woman speak about the problems created by abortion really puts this issue in perspective," says Georgette Forney, who had an abortion at age 16.
"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," Forney added.
The campaign is a joint project between the National Organization of Episcopalians for Life and Priests for Life and seeks to raise awareness about the harm abortion does to women and their families. The campaign also lets women victimized by abortion know that hundreds of healing programs are available across the nation.
Jennifer O’Neill, an actress and longtime model who had an abortion, is the national celebrity spokesperson for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign. She has addressed numerous forums and organizations and told her story of healing after abortion.
Janet Morana, of Priests for Life, says the campaign will let [women who have had abortions] know they’re not alone."
"We want to help women who are hurting from abortion find peace and healing," she said.
Related web sites:
Silent No More Awareness Campaign – https://www.SilentNoMoreAwareness.org