by Matt Abbott
October 27, 2006
LifeNews.com Note: Matt C. Abbott is the former executive director of the Illinois Right to Life Committee and the former director of public affairs for the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League. He is a Catholic journalist and commentator.
Some pro-life women are gearing up to answer Ms. magazine’s recent pro-abortion advertisement with an advertisement of their own.
Georgette Forney, president of NOEL and co-founder of Silent No More Awareness, is calling on post-abortive women to sign their names to a pro-life advertisement that will hopefully appear in several U.S. newspapers. Forney hopes to gather at least 1,700 signatures for the advertisement, which will give a voice to women who regret their abortions.
“This [advertisement] is in response to the Ms. magazine ad that … gave only women who don’t regret their abortions a chance to voice their view,” says Reynoso. “Several women who regret their abortions wrote to Ms. magazine requesting their side of the story be told, [but the magazine has] an agenda to keep people believing that most women are glad they had their abortions, and to keep abortion legal.”
Post-abortive women interested in signing the pro-life advertisement should contact Georgette Forney or one of the aforementioned organizations.
The following is what the advertisement will look like: