At the monthly pastoral team meeting of Priests for Life this week, spokespersons for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign gathered at the New York headquarters to make plans for the coming months. Dr. Alveda King, a fulltime pastoral associate and Director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, is also a post-abortive mom and has been a member and spokesperson for the Campaign for years. Likewise, actress and author Jennifer O’Neill has represented the Campaign in her many speaking engagements across the country. Two newer spokespersons are recording artist Kelly Clinger, and Julia Holcomb, whose abortion of a child conceived with Steven Tyler has received media attention in recent months.
These women gathered this week with Campaign co-founders Janet Morana (Executive Director of Priests for Life) and Georgette Forney (President of Anglicans for Life) and with the entire Priests for Life Pastoral Team. Among the plans that were discussed were the gatherings that will take place in January at the March for Life and at the West Coast Walk for Life. At the front of each of these marches will be men and women of the Campaign, holding signs saying “I Regret My Abortion” and “I Regret Lost Fatherhood.” At the conclusion of each of the marches, as in previous years, the Campaign members will, one by one, share their testimonies of the pain of abortion and the healing that followed.
Join the Campaign and participate in these events by going to www.SilentNoMoreAwareness.org.