Women who Regret their Abortions to Speak at Supreme Court

Priests for Life

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jerry Horn, 540-220-0095

After 30 years of America's abortion debate, the voices of women who have experienced abortion's devastating effects are being heard more loudly and in greater numbers. On Wednesday, September 10 at 12 noon, some of these voices will be heard in front of the Supreme Court, as participants in the Silent No More Awareness Campaign conduct one of numerous similar events taking place this month across the country.

The Campaign, a joint project of NOEL* and Priests for Life, seeks to raise awareness about the harm abortion does to women and their families, and about the many healing programs available. Actress, model and author, Jennifer O’Neill is the national celebrity spokesperson for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign. Ms. O'Neill will speak at the Supreme Court along with others who are no longer silent about their abortion. She joined the campaign because she was forced to have an abortion and understands the pain it brings.

According to Georgette Forney, who had an abortion at age 16, and is now National Director of NOEL, and co-founder of the Campaign, "Hearing woman after woman speak about the problems created by abortion really puts this issue in perspective. Despite the sadness of each woman's story we are also able to share the help we've found to deal with the pain, which gives those still hurting hope."

"We want to help women who are hurting from abortion find peace and healing. This campaign will let them know they're not alone," says Janet Morana, Associate Director of Priests for Life and Co-Founder of the Campaign.

More details are available at the website www.SilentNoMoreAwareness.org.

*NOEL was renamed Anglicans for Life in March 2007