Dozens of Women to Lead Post-Abortion, Silent No More Effort at March for Life
by Steven Ertelt
January 19, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — It has become a hallmark of every March for Life in January in the nation’s capital and for good reason. That’s the gathering of women who have had abortions who yearn for the opportunity to encourage their peers to not make the same mistake they did by having an abortion after an unplanned pregnancy.
From housewives to businesswomen to average Janes and famous people like actress Jennifer ONeill and Martin Luther King Jr. niece Alveda King — women from all walks will be present for the Silent No More event.
These courageous women from across the country will testify to their abortion experiences this Friday afternoon in front of the Supreme Court building.
At the site of the landmark where the legalization of abortion began, they will tell about the lives of children who came to an end.
The Silent No More Awareness Campaign was born of the grief, pain, and suffering that those of us who have had abortions know all too well, says Georgette Forney, a co-founder of the group who has her own personal abortion experience.
We are growing in number because women have found that abortion is not the answer, its the problem," she tells LifeNews.com.
Fr. Frank Pavone, the director of Priests for Life will join Forney and other post-abortive women as the March for Life reaches the top of Capitol Hill.
He finds their personal witness more compelling than anecdotes from abortion advocates who claim abortion is good for women.
The empty slogans of the child-killing industry avoid the realities of abortion, he stated. The Silent No More Awareness Campaign lives and breathes those realities every day. One can’t help but be moved and motivated by their stories.
Janet Morana, another co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign says the post-abortive women’s group will be more visible at the March for Life this year.
In addition to our signature I Regret My Abortion and I Regret Lost Fatherhood signs, we have distributed across the country over 45,000 new signs that say, Women Do Regret Abortion and Men Regret Lost Fatherhood. The message is simple, but in the lives of our members, profound," she told LifeNews.com.
Since the launching of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign in 2003, 3,423 women and men have shared their testimonies publicly at over 489 gatherings in 48 states and seven countries.
More than 6,200 people are registered to be Silent No More. Raising awareness about the hurtful aftermath of abortion and the help that is available to cope with the pain are two of the campaign’s goals.
Related web sites:
Silent No More Awareness Campaign – https://www.SilentNoMoreAwareness.org
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