FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 10, 2008
“Silent No More” Leaders
Urge Gov. Henry to Sign Pro-Life Bill
Staten Island, NY – Leaders of the Silent No More Awareness
Campaign, the world’s largest network of women and men harmed by
abortion, today urged Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry to sign an omnibus
abortion measure passed by the state Senate.
“From permitting women to see ultrasounds of their babies prior to
abortion to allowing health care workers to opt out of participating in
procedures that violate their consciences, this bill would protect the
rights of many people,” said Georgette Forney, co-founder of SNMAC.
“It’s rare that so much good could come from one piece of legislation.”
The bill is particularly important to women who may be
pressured into abortion,” adds Janet Morana, another co-founder of SNMAC.
“It would require that abortion facilities post a sign reminding women that it
is against the law for anyone, even a relative, to force them to terminate their
child’s life. Governor Henry has a wonderful opportunity to protect
women’s rights by signing this measure.”
Since the launching of the Silent No More Awareness
Campaign in 2003, 2,326 women and men have shared their testimonies publicly at
over 200 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, please