FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21, 2007
Planned Parenthood Lawsuit Puts Profits over
Patients Say “Silent No More” Women
Staten Island, NY – Leaders of the Silent No More
Awareness Campaign, the nation’s largest network of women and men harmed by
abortion, today said that a Planned Parenthood lawsuit seeking to stop
enforcement of a new Missouri law puts concern for profits ahead of patients.
The recently passed law would require abortion clinics to meet the same state
health and safety standards already applied to other types of ambulatory
“Planned Parenthood claims that if it had to meet
basic safety requirements for outpatient clinics, two of its abortion centers
would go out of business,” said Georgette Forney, co-founder of SNMAC.
“That speaks volumes not only about the conditions of those clinics, but also
Planned Parenthood’s concern for the well being of the women it claims to
“It’s all about money,” added Janet Morana, also a
co-founder of SNMAC. “We’re talking about fundamental requirements like
having doors and hallways big enough to accommodate stretchers, scrub-up
facilities for operating rooms, and walls and floors that are washable.
Apparently, basics like that are too much to ask from Planned Parenthood.”
Since the launching of the Silent No More Awareness
Campaign in 2003, 2,326 women and men have shared their testimonies publicly at
189 gatherings in 44 states and six countries where more than 15,000 spectators
have heard the truth about abortion’s negative aftereffects. More than
4,100 people are registered to be Silent No More. Raising awareness about
the hurtful aftermath of abortion and the help that is available to cope with
the pain are two of the Campaign’s goals.
The Silent No More Awareness Campaign is a joint
project of Anglicans for Life and Priests for Life. For more information,
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