Post-Abortion Group Says International Women’s Day’s Emphasis Wrong

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 8, 2007   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
March 8
, 2007

Washington, DC ( — As women around the world observe International Women’s Day, those who have had abortions and painfully regret their decision say the event has the wrong focus. The say the United Nations and countries across the globe should celebrate the one thing that makes women unique — the ability to nurture life and give birth.

Representatives of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign say many of the groups promoting International Women’s Day have done women a disservice by doing more to promote abortion.

They say groups like the National Organization for Women have bought into the misleading notion that women to be equal to men they must deny our reproductive gifts.

"Specifically through the promotion of abortion, yesterday’s feminists have done more harm to their sisters than any previous patriarchal system have," the group said in a statement received.

Actress and model Jennifer O’Neill is the national spokeswoman for the post-abortion group and she knows the personal struggle millions of women face in trying to overcome an abortion they wish they never had.

“As women being silent no more about the harm abortion has caused us personally, we know that NOW and their compatriot organizations that promote abortion, do not represent us," she explained. "We also know abortion is not good for women’s health and it is not empowering."

Georgette Forney, the president of Anglicans for Life and a co-founder of Silent No More, also had an abortion when she was younger. She, too, wishes more focus was placed on how giving birth can be empowering for women.

“It is time for real women to stand together and celebrate our uniqueness as women," she told "We also need all institutions (government, NGO, educational, medical, and religious) to stop relying on abortion instead of providing real help for pregnant women.”

Since the post-abortion group was formed in 2003, more than 2326 women and men have shared their testimonies at 189 events in 44 states and 5 countries. More than 15,800 spectators have participated in the events to learn more about why women regret their abortions.

The group has also registered more than 4,100 women and men online who wish they could take back their participation in an abortion.

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