UNBORN WORD of the day


Abortion Hurts Women – A compassionate message for women
January 29, 2008, 12:36 am
Filed under: Pro-life

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Father Pavone has a talk he gives called Twelve Reasons the Pro-life Movement is winning. One of the twelve reasons he cites is:

‘More and more women who have had abortions are standing up and saying, “I regret my abortion!” (And the more abortions there are, the more women are standing up against what they have done.)’

At the March for Life, the presence of these women is felt. Each year at the March, the group Silent No More, speaks out in front of the Supreme Court. ‘Men and women who have lost children to abortion gather in front of the Supreme Court and publicly share their testimonies of pain and healing.’ About fifty-seven people got up this year and gave their testimonies. Silent No More is a joint project of Priests for Life and Anglicans for Life.

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Another group that had a booth at the March for Life convention was Operation Outcry. I happened to have been assigned a seat at their table at the Rose Dinner so I was able to speak to these wonderful people. I was seated next to Lisa Dudley who is the Director of Outreach and Rebecca Porter the Florida State Leader for this group. Operation Outcry is a project of the Justice Foundation.

The Justice Foundation represents Norma McCorvey, who was “Jane Roe” in Roe v. Wade, and Sandra Cano, who was “Mary Doe” in Doe v. Bolton, in their legal efforts to reverse their 1973 Supreme Court rulings that made abortion on demand legal in America.

After reading testimonies of women who regret their abortions, the Supreme Court acknowledged that women have been hurt by abortion but ‘stated it had “no reliable data to measure” the extent of the problem.’ The Justice Foundation decided that an effective way to show the Court the magnitude of the problem was to collect a much larger number of testimonies.’ They are now trying to collect a million testimonies of women who have been hurt by abortion to present to the Court.

Besides reaching out to assist women who have had abortions Operation Outcry is working to help The Justice Foundation collect these testimonies to present to the Supreme Court. Please visit their website to learn more.

One final note – the Silent No More website has a page with resources to help women who have had abortions.

Resources for Help After Abortion


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