Women Hurt By Abortions Say Newsweek Article on Prison Time Biased

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 6, 2007   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
August 6,

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — In a recent news article, Newsweek writer Anna Quindlen tried to paint pro-life advocates in a negative light by asking abortion facility protesters whether they would put women in prison who had abortions. The article generated a myriad of answers but Quindlen never talked to pro-life women who had abortions themselves.

Georgette Forney, who heads the pro-life group Anglicans for Life and had an abortion herself decades ago, told LifeNews.com that Quindlen’s article misses the point.

Forney, who also directs the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, says the Newsweek reporter should have focused on the millions of women who have been second victims of abortions.

"To Anna Quindlen and anyone else I would say that women are already serving time for abortion right now in our own prisons," Forney said.

"I know this from my own experience and the experiences of countless other women I know," Forney explained.

"No condescending dismissal of women’s torment by abortion ideologues can diminish the daily punishment of guilt, shame, and remorse post-abortive women experience," Forney added.

Forney, along with Janet Morana of Priests for Life, have turned the Silent No More group into an organization that represents thousands of women who regret their abortions and have become active in speaking up for millions of others.

Morana made it clear to LifeNews.com what the overwhelming majority of pro-life people believe: women who have abortions are frequently victims as well because of the way abortion businesses sell abortions to them with misinformation.

She said women shouldn’t serve time in jail for abortions, but that those in the abortion industry and abortion practitioners should be the ones prosecuted if abortion is ever illegal again.

"The abortion profiteers and their shills in the press have been telling society for years that whatever it is that abortion terminates, it’s not a baby," Morana explained.

"This propaganda onslaught has taken its toll in women who believed that lie and who emphatically state today that had they known their child were not just a ‘clump of tissue,’ as abortionists told them, they would have never aborted," Morana added.

She concluded, "We should not and will not jail women who have been lied to for decades."

Related web sites:
Silent No More Awareness Campaign – https://www.silentnomoreawareness.org