Women who Regret their Abortions to Speak
on NYC Streets
After 30 years of America's abortion debate, the voices
of women who have experienced abortion's devastating effects are being heard
more loudly and in greater numbers. On Monday, September 22 at 12 noon, some of
these voices will be heard on the streets of New York City, as participants in
the Silent No More Awareness Campaign conduct one of numerous similar events
taking place this month across the country.
The women will stand on 6th Avenue between 49th and 50th Street, holding
signs that say "I Regret My Abortion" and speaking about their abortion
The Campaign, a joint project of NOEL (The National Organization of
Episcopalians for Life)* and Priests for Life, seeks to raise awareness about
the harm abortion does to women and their families, and about the many healing
programs available. Actress, model and author, Jennifer O’Neill, who had an
abortion, is the national celebrity spokesperson for the Silent No More
Awareness Campaign. Singer and actress Melba Moore also had abortions and will
be present at the September 22nd gathering.
According to Georgette Forney, who had an abortion at age 16, and is now
National Director of NOEL, and co-founder of the Campaign, "Hearing woman after
woman speak about the problems created by abortion really puts this issue in
perspective. Despite the sadness of each woman's story we are also able to share
the help we've found to deal with the pain, which gives those still hurting
"We want to help women who are hurting from abortion find peace and healing.
This campaign will let them know they're not alone," says Janet Morana,
Associate Director of Priests for Life and Co-Founder of the Campaign.
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*NOEL was renamed Anglicans for Life in March 2007