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American Idol judge and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will not be at the annual benefit dinner for the Life Legal Defense Foundation next month. But his one-time fiancé and mother of his aborted child will.
Julia Holcomb will relate the story of how her relationship with the rock star in the late 1970s resulted in an abortion that nearly destroyed both of them.
Holcomb began telling her story recently after Tyler’s comments about the abortion and his regrets over it surfaced in Walk this Way: The Autobiography of Aerosmith, a book about Tyler’s life.
Holcomb’s own journey led her through pain, trauma, and abuse, but came full circle on the road to recovery that eventually returned her to the church. Today, she offers a passionate plea to end the sexual exploitation of young women and the tragedy of abortion. After decades of silence, Julia Holcomb is now a fierce advocate for respecting the life of unborn children and strengthening the sanctity of marriage.
“The Life Legal Defense Foundation stands up for those who speak out to save innocent lives and prevent women from experiencing suffering as Julia Holcomb did following her abortion,” said Dana Cody, Executive Director of the Life Legal Defense Foundation.
Cody told LifeNews, “Julia’s story is cruel and tragic, but she has turned her sorrow into a force for positive, life-saving change. LLDF is pleased to be able to provide an opportunity for her to encourage and motivate those who are fighting to prevent the kind of horror that she lived through.”
Julia Holcomb was forced to reveal a secret she had been keeping for 35 years after her son came across one of the unflattering — and untrue — statements that Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler had written about her, their relationship, and their abortion.
“I had to become Silent No More right in my own home, I had no choice,” said Ms. Holcomb, whose life hit a low point in 1975, when she nearly died in an apartment fire and was then convinced to abort her baby at five months. Now Ms. Holcomb is a spokeswoman for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign by choice.
“In spite of everything, I do not hate Steven Tyler, nor am I personally bitter.” Ms. Holcomb said. “I pray for his sincere conversion of heart and hope he can find God’s grace, as I have.”