Government Leaders on Abortion
SILENT NO MORE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following are excerpts of remarks delivered
today by Congressman Chris Smith (R-Hamilton), Co-Chairman of the
Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, at the 31st annual March for Life:
According to every responsible nationwide poll, the indisputable
fact that abortion is violence against children and the ugly fact
that abortion methods dismember, mutilate, decapitate, or chemically
poison innocent babies is at long last shocking the public out of
Like you, Americans want the abortion holocaust to end.
With margins that increase each and every year, especially among the
youth – and there are so many of you here today – polls are showing
that Americans have seen through the lies of the abortion industry.
They see the truth that abortion destroys a living human person and
they demand that the violence must stop.
Since 1973 more that 44 million babies have been killed – a child
slaughter equal to 7 times the total number of people living in
Americans recognize another truth as well. Abortion exploits
women. Abortion hurts and harms women physically, emotionally,
and psychologically; including the mounting evidence that abortion
can increase the chance of breast cancer. Women deserve better
You here today know this. You are the ones providing real help
to women through pregnancy resource centers and sidewalk counseling.
You have so much to offer to hurting women. Your service and
commitment gives women and children the chance at life, a life
without the devastating and deleterious effects of abortion.
There is a new powerful voice of women called Silent No More who
speak of their personal abortion tragedies. They deeply regret
that they believed the big lie, that abortion was a benign option, a
reasonable choice, rather that an act of violence.
Women wounded by abortion – like actress Jennifer O’Neill, singer
Melba Moore, civil rights activist Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr.
Martin Luther King, and co-founder of the National Silent No More
Awareness Campaign, Georgette Forney – have called on us to listen
to their heart wrenching stories and take seriously our moral duty
to protect women and children from the predators who ply their
lethal trade in abortion mills throughout the land.
These brave wounded women are the new champions of life.
They have refused to be silent any longer. They care too
deeply about other women and their children and they want others to
be spared the anguish they have endured. And to the millions
of women who have aborted, they are uniquely equipped to convey the
breathtaking love, healing, and reconciliation that God provides to
those who ask.
I invite you to hear their dramatic stories today at 5 p.m. outside
the Supreme Court. And to the media I ask you – I implore you
– to take the time to hear what these brave women have to say.
The Internet site
www.silentnomoreawareness.org, founded by Georgette Forney and
Janet Morana, has more information on this movement.
I urge you gathered here today to continue your heartfelt
commitment to women and their babies. You are making a
difference. Your prayers and fasting are needed to bring about
the day when, as President Bush so wonderfully states it, “unborn
children are welcomed in life and protected in law”.