FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 24, 2007
Massachusetts Bubble Bill an Outrage in the
Wake of Abortion Death Say "Silent No More" Leaders
Staten Island, NY – Leaders of
the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, the nation's largest network of women
and men testifying to the harm they've endured from abortion, today
criticized a bill passed by the Massachusetts Senate that would require
pro-life pamphleteers and counselors to stay 35 feet from the edge of an
abortion clinic's property.
The bill's passage comes only
weeks after a 22-year-old woman died during or shortly after an abortion at
a Cape Cod area clinic. An autopsy on the woman is pending.
"That the Massachusetts Senate
would move to protect the abortion industry in the wake of Laura Smith's
death is appalling," said Georgette Forney, co-founder of SNMAC. "A
young woman apparently dies on an abortion table and the Senate's response
is to pass a bill saying that the public can't exercise their First
Amendment rights to warn women about the dangers of abortion. It’s
"I know literally thousands of
women who wish someone had given them an alternative to abortion," added
Janet Morana, also a SNMAC co-founder. "The pro-abortion profiteers
and their public relations flacks want women to be shielded from everything
but their sales pitches. I would hope the Massachusetts House would
see through this charade and protect both the First Amendment and women’s
right to know their options."
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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