Staten Island, NY – New testimony
presented before a Kansas legislative committee reveals two myths about
reproductive choice say the leaders of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign,
the nation’s largest network of women and men harmed by abortion.
The testimony was that of Michelle Arnesto-Berg, who told Kansas legislators in hearings Friday that
when she was 18 years old, not only was she intimidated into having a late-term
abortion by her parents, but also that workers at the clinic of abortionist
George Tiller killed her baby before she even signed a consent form.
"'Choice' is such a contemptible word
when applied to abortion,” said Janet Morana, co-founder of SNMAC. “This
young woman, like so many others, had abortion chosen for her by others. Did
the abortion clinic stop to see if she really wanted the abortion? Of
course not; the abortion industry only sees pregnant women as profit targets."
“This woman’s story is neither
unusual nor surprising,” added Georgette Forney, also a co-founder of SNMAC.
“We know from many, many other testimonies that, first, lots of women get
abortions because other people want them to and, second, abortion clinics are
not interested in offering women choices. Counseling at these clinics
amounts to abortion sales pitches. That’s not ‘choice,’ that’s
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.
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