by Steven Ertelt
January 18, 2007
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Hundreds of women who have had abortions and regret their decisions will rally at the Supreme Court building on Monday. Abortion is one of the most common surgical procedures but rarely do women who have them talk about it. One post-abortion organization hopes to change that.
The Silent No More Awareness Campaign is organizing the rally which has quickly become a highly anticipated annual event in the short time since its inception.
On Monday evening, 50 courageous women from all over the country will tell all, sharing the secret that once controlled their lives.
These women have joined the campaign to take their message to the nation and to tell the public that women deserve to know the truth about the emotional pain after abortion and that help after a painful abortion experience is available.
"This is not a rally about abortion politics as usual, it’s about reaching out to people who are struggling after an abortion and don’t know help is available," Georgette Forney, event organizer and director of Anglicans for Life told LifeNews.com in a statement.
"It’s also about helping the public understand that reproductive rights aren’t really right for women. Abortion affects us emotionally, physically and spiritually," Forney added.
This is the fifth anniversary of women who have had abortions staying silent no more. This year, testimonies will feature a couple from St. Louis sharing the pain they lived with after aborting their first child years ago.
More than 20 post-abortion rallies and gatherings are taking place nationwide during the last two weeks of January this year as state Silent No More groups carry out their own events.
The rallies also come at the time when leaders in the field are pointing to a host of medical and mental health problems women face following an abortion.
In October 2006, some fifteen of Great Britain’s leading obstetricians and psychiatrists penned an open letter to the London Times acknowledging the psychological consequences of abortions.
Also last year, a university researcher in New Zealand conducted an extensive study on thousands of women and found that 40 percent of those who have abortions suffer from mental health problems following an abortion.
Those problems included depression, addictions to alcohol or drugs, sleep disorders, thoughts of suicide and the problems were much greater than those faced by women who had miscarries or carried their pregnancy to term.
Related web sites:
Silent No More – https://www.SilentNoMoreAwareness.org