Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Silent No More Awareness Campaign Travels to Campus of WWU

Late last year the Silent No More Awareness Campaign was graciously invited to the campus of Western Washington University to give testimony about the reality of abortion. We accepted and we will be on campus January 16th, 2008 at 7:00 pm. We are tentatively scheduled to be in Fraser Hall, Room 2. Please join us!

I hope to have lots of good photos for posting here.

Below is our press release.

Local Women Speak Truth to Power
Women Deserve to Know the Truth

Bellingham, Washington – It is one of the most common surgical procedures done on women every day in this country but rarely do you hear anyone talk about it. Until now. On Wednesday, January 16th, at 7:00 pm the Silent No More Awareness Campaign will come to the campus of Western Washington University and speak the truth about abortion -- What really happens during and after an abortion. What they heard and what they saw. They believe women deserve to know the truth about the emotional pain after abortion, and also the help that is available for those who are suffering as they once did.

In one of the most daring developments since the landmark Roe vs. Wade decision 34 years ago, thousands of women across the nation are telling the truth about suicidal thoughts, infertility, alcoholism, drug overdose, nightmares, and giving up hope—all because of having an abortion.

According to Nancy Johnson, co-Regional Coordinator for the Campaign, “The abortion industry has sugar-coated abortion with slogans and medical jargon. The fact is abortion affects women emotionally, physically and spiritually. We won’t allow the abortion industry to speak for us any longer.”

Silent No More’s effectiveness is seen in an increase of the number of people seeking abortion after-care programs. While the American Psychological Association convenes a task force to look at the issue of the withdrawal of an official statement denying a link between abortion and psychological harm, 15 of Great Britain’s leading obstetricians and psychiatrists penned an open letter to the London Times acknowledging the psychological consequences of abortions. Clearly, women deserve to hear the truth about abortion.

Since officially launching the Silent No More Awareness Campaign in 2003, 2,356 women and men have shared testimonies at 201 Gatherings that have occurred in 44 states and 6 countries with more than 15,931 spectators having heard the truth about abortion’s negative after-affects. More than 6,800 people have registered online to be silent no more. The Campaign is sponsored by Anglicans for Life and Priests for Life. Visit http://www.silentnomoreawareness.org/.


WHO: Silent No More Awareness Campaign
WHAT: Powerful testimonies revealing the truth about abortion
WHEN: Wednesday, January 16th,7:00 pm
WHERE: Campus of WWU, Room TBD, Bellingham, Wash
SPONSORS: Western for Life and Silent No More Awareness Campaign

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