FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 17, 2008
Oklahoma Legislature Must Override Gov. Henry’s Veto of Pro-Life Legislation
Say ‘Silent No More’ Leaders
Staten Island, NY – Leaders of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign
today strongly urged the Oklahoma legislature to override Governor Brad
Henry’s veto of a bill that would establish protections for women
considering abortion and for health care workers who object to
participating in abortion.
“The bill would require that a woman be
offered the opportunity to view an ultrasound image of her unborn baby
prior to an abortion,” said Janet Morana, co-founder of SNMAC.
“Gov. Henry said that it’s ‘unconscionable’ for pregnant victims of rape
or incest to be offered this choice. What is truly unconscionable
is Governor Henry’s abandoning these women to people whose only interest
is making money off of their suffering.”
“We have heard the testimonies of thousands of women who have been victimized
and traumatized by abortionists,” added Georgette Forney, another co-founder of
SNMAC. “This bill is truly needed to protect a woman’s right to informed
consent and to protect the rights of health care workers. I can barely
believe that Gov. Henry would abandon the people of Oklahoma this way. The
state legislature needs to step up and override the Governor’s veto.”
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 visit