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Staten Island, NY – Leaders of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, the nation’s largest network of women and men harmed by abortion, today said that a Planned Parenthood lawsuit seeking to stop enforcement of a new Missouri law puts concern for profits ahead of patients. The recently passed law would require abortion clinics to meet the same state health and safety standards already applied to other types of ambulatory surgical centers.
“Planned Parenthood claims that if it had to meet basic safety requirements for outpatient clinics, two of its abortion centers would go out of business,” said Georgette Forney, co-founder of SNMAC. “That speaks volumes not only about the conditions of those clinics, but also Planned Parenthood’s concern for the well being of the women it claims to serve.”
“It’s all about money,” added Janet Morana, also a co-founder of SNMAC. “We’re talking about fundamental requirements like having doors and hallways big enough to accommodate stretchers, scrub-up facilities for operating rooms, and walls and floors that are washable. Apparently, basics like that are too much to ask from Planned Parenthood.”
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. For more information, please visit our website: www.silentnomoreawareness.org