Staten Island, NY - Leaders of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign (SNMAC), the world's largest network of individuals harmed by abortion, responded today to Planned Parenthood's new Mother's Day appeal and urged post-abortive women to seek healing.
"Just when it seemed Planned Parenthood's Mother's Day fundraising letters couldn't get more hypocritical, this year they've brought in a children's author to say we should honor mothers by donating to the nation's largest abortion business," said Janet Morana, co-founder of SNMAC. "Honoring mothers by giving money to Planned Parenthood, though, is like honoring our troops by sending care packages to al-Qaeda. It makes no sense and it's highly offensive."
"Planned Parenthood and the abortion lobby told us that terminating our children's lives would solve our problems, but that lie has turned Mother's Day into a time of anguish and regret for far too many," said Georgette Forney, another co-founder of SNMAC. "This Mother's Day, the voices of Silent No More want women to find healing and healing begins with the truth."
"Acknowledging a mother's pain and regret is a critical step in her restoration from abortion," said Fr. Frank Pavone, Pastoral Director of SNMAC. "The Silent No More campaign understands this and connects post-abortive women with resources that not only help them cope with their feelings of loss, but also to become emotionally and spiritually whole again. I urge everyone who has been impacted by abortion to visit Iregretmyabortion.org to share their regret and begin the healing process.
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Since the launching of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign in 2003, 2,859 women and men have shared their testimonies publicly at over 466 gatherings in 44 states and eight countries where more than 68,000 spectators have heard the truth about abortion's negative aftereffects. More than 6,200 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.