As abortion advocates gather Thursday in Washington to “celebrate” the 1973 Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision that has killed 53 million unborn children, women and men of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign will be there to remind them that every abortion has more than one victim.
For the sixth consecutive year, Silent No More members will greet NARAL supporters outside their annual luncheon at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, located at 2500 Calvert St. They will hold signs that say “I Regret My Abortion” or “I Regret My Lost Fatherhood.” The pro-life advocates also will be there as people leave the luncheon.
“We feel it’s important to have a presence when they’re celebrating, to show that there’s another side to this” said Nancy Tanner, Silent No More regional coordinator for Northern Virginia. “Many of us are hurt by abortion and regret that decision.”
All pro-lifers are welcome to join the peaceful protest.
The Silent No More Awareness Campaign was co-founded by Janet Morana, executive director of Priests for Life, and Georgette Forney, president of Anglicans for Life.
The campaign’s most visible outreach takes place every year immediately following the March for Life in Washington, D.C., when women and men gather in front of the Supreme Court building to tell the many ways their abortion experiences hurt them emotionally, physically and spiritually.
“These women and men are tired of having pro-choice advocates pretend to speak for them. They want to tell the world, in their own words, that what is too easily celebrated as a ‘choice’ and a ‘right’ is in fact a painful burden,” said Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life.