Women Injured by Abortion Confront Florida Barack Obama Supporters

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 23, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Women Injured by Abortion Confront Florida Barack Obama Supporters

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
May 23
, 2008

Tampa, FL (LifeNews.com) — Four women who were injured emotionally and spiritually by their abortions and regret their decisions confronted supporters of Barack Obama at a rally this week in Florida. The members of the post-abortion group Operation Outcry stood on the sidewalk holding signs that read “My Abortion Hurt Me."

They were able to share their message of abortion’s destructive effects with over 6,000 people attending the rally.

“I wanted the people to realize what their support of Obama means when you think about the damage abortion does to the thousands of women and men daily in our nation and the loss of our children," Rebecca Porter told LifeNews.com.

Porter, who heads the Florida efforts for the post-abortion organization, told LifeNews.com she was surprised by the number of Obama backers who were uninformed about the presidential candidate’s pro-abortion position.

"What surprised me the most was that many people that spoke to us were pro-life and didn’t have a clue about Barack Obama’s liberal voting record," she said.

Porter and her colleagues found men and women who both said their involvement in abortions caused them significant regret as well.

"We had several women and men comment that abortion had hurt them too and we were able to give them a Declaration form and share about abortion recovery ministries," she said.

The declarations have been used by more than 2,200 women and men who are part of the effort by the Justice Foundation, a Texas-based pro-life law firm that has been trying to overturn Roe v. Wade.

"Thousands saw us and many were surprised that we could be so bold as to make such a statement about our abortions," Porter told LifeNews.com. "We stood and looked people in the eye as we prayed for them and our nation. We saw so much pain and heartache and many looked away in shame.”

Related web sites:
Operation Outcry – https://www.operationoutcry.org
Justice Foundation – https://www.thejusticefoundation.org