The Voices of Choice Respond to Guttmacher Report

 

Silent No More Awareness Campaign

 
  5/18/2006
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington DC - The Silent No More Awareness Campaign responded today to a report recently released by the Guttmacher Institute entitled “Abortion in Women’s Lives.”

“To take this report as truth is to ignore our voices and our experiences,” remarked Jennifer O’Neill, actress, author and celebrity spokesperson for the Campaign, “Anyone concerned about women’s health should start by listening to us, the women who have been devastated by abortion… experience overrides theory.”

“This report is an attempt at damage control as more and more evidence about abortion’s harmful effects becomes known,” said Alevda King, niece of Martin Luther King and participant in the Campaign “To draw charts and issue papers that make broad assertions about the safety of abortion is easy. But we who are silent no more will not be fooled, nor will those who hear our testimonies.”

Janet Morana, Associate Director of Priests for Life and Co-founder of the Campaign also commented, “While the report attempts to deny the harm done to women by abortion, we know from the constant stream of personal testimonies of people contacting the Campaign that the damage is widespread. No studies have adequately measured that damage, but the more we look, the more we find.”

Georgette Forney, President of NOEL* and Co-founder of the Campaign added, “I wonder how the report would explain the 2005 women and men that have shared their testimonies at 138 Gatherings in 44 states and 5 countries and the more than 3300 people registered to be silent no more – are we anomalies that don’t deserve acknowledgment?”

Silent No More Awareness is a Campaign whereby Christians make the public aware of the devastation abortion brings to women and men. The campaign seeks to expose and heal the secrecy and silence surrounding the emotional and physical pain of abortion. The Campaign is a project of Priests for Life and NOEL.* You are invited to view the videos of testimonies of some of the women of the campaign at  www.silentnomoreawareness.org/testimonies

*NOEL was renamed Anglicans for Life in March 2007