FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Janet Morana and Georgette Forney
January 7, 2009
Staten Island, NY – The case of a New Jersey hospital that threw out the body of a possibly stillborn baby is a heartbreaking story that calls to mind the anguish of post-abortive women, say the leaders of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign (SNMAC), the world’s largest network of women and men harmed by abortion.
“This case illustrates what is obvious – the loss of a baby, even a baby you’ve never seen, is devastating,” said Janet Morana, co-founder of SNMAC. “The women and, yes, the men of Silent No More have suffered this same loss, of having their aborted children tossed out with the trash, only to have their anguish minimized or denied by apologists for the abortion industry. I pray not only that this little boy is found, but also that his mother experience healing and closure.”
“My heart goes out to the mother of this baby,” said Georgette Forney, another co-founder of SNMAC. “Even if the child was stillborn, he was a human being who should have been treated with the respect and care that every single person, born and unborn, deserves. I know the trauma and heartache of wondering what happened to my baby's body; officials should turn those landfills upside down until they restore that child to his grieving mother.”
Since the launching of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign in 2003, 2,739 women and men have shared their testimonies publicly at over 325 gatherings in 44 states and seven countries where more than 41,000 spectators have heard the truth about abortion’s negative aftereffects. More than 6,100 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 our website: www.silentnomoreawareness.org