The international Silent No More Awareness Campaign, a joint project of Priests for Life and Anglicans for Life, called upon the United States Senate to follow the example of the House of Representatives and deny funding to Planned Parenthood.
“Experience trumps rhetoric,” said co-founder Janet Morana, Executive Director of Priests for Life. “It’s time to bring to the Senate the experience of the thousands of campaign members who have lost children to abortion. Funds to Planned Parenthood are funds that result in devastating the lives of untold women and men. The members of the US Senate would benefit from listening to and reading the testimonies of these individuals.”
The Campaign has announced that beginning March 1, its members will be present outside the Senate office buildings in Washington, D.C., holding signs saying, “I Regret My Abortion.”
“As someone who has suffered from an abortion, I can say that the opportunity to speak in this way is profoundly meaningful to these women,” said co-founder Georgette Forney, President of Anglicans for Life. “We pray that it will likewise be meaningful to the Senators who hear them.”
There is no single thing that converts more people to the pro-life position than the photos of what abortion looks like. These photos can be seen at priestsforlife.org. Here is one of the many emails we receive from people who see the pictures:
“Hello I would just like to thank you for the pictures. I had an abortion when I was just barely 16 years old. I had no idea what it even was or looked like. Now I cannot imagine how I did it. I thank God that he gave me another chance. I want to thank you for shedding the light on this matter. Maybe if more girls saw this they wouldn’t choose the road I chose.”
You can help to convert many people by challenging them to look at the photos. Go to www.priestsforlife.org.
May I extend to you a personal invitation to join me for the Annual March for Life in Washington DC on January 24? On the morning of the March, I will lead and preach at an interdenominational gathering on Capitol Hill at 8am and present a pro-life award to outstanding leaders. This is the premier indoor pro-life event on Capitol Hill. Admission is free. Then, as the Marchers reach the Supreme Court, I will be gathered with the women and men of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign. Those hurt by abortion will share their testimonies. Please come to show them your spiritual support and gratitude for exposing the damage abortion does. Let’s match their courage with ours in spreading their stories. You can get more information about both events by visiting www.priestsforlife.org.
At the March for Life in Washington, DC, women who have had abortions lead the way. As they march they carry signs that say “I Regret My Abortion.” This Silent No More Awareness Campaign brings to the March a renewed emphasis on the fact that the pro-abortion movement is wrong, not only when they deny the humanity of the child, but also when they claim that abortion helps the mother. Then, in the late afternoon, these mothers gather at the steps of the Supreme Court, and share their testimonies one by one. Fathers of aborted babies are also there, with signs that said, “I Regret Lost Fatherhood.” If you have lost a child to abortion, we want to hear from you. Visit priestsforlife.org, and join our efforts.
The Christian Faith advances through testimony. Jesus gives testimony to the Father; the Apostles give testimony to the Resurrection; Paul gives testimony to his conversion; Augustine gives testimony in his Confessions; you and I give and receive the testimony of how Jesus changes the lives He enters. That is why the Silent No More Awareness Campaign is so powerful and necessary. Men and women wounded by abortion and then healed are speaking out about the lie of abortion and the power of Jesus. They are giving testimony to why life must be protected. The power of their testimony is calling many to repentance and healing. If you feel called to give a testimony about your abortion, or know someone else who does, contact us at priestsforlife.org.