Skip to comments.Women Who Regret Their Abortions Rally at March for Life
Posted on 01/23/2004 3:11:04 PM PST by Federalist 78
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The post-abortion movement is picking up steam and women who are sharing the tragedies of their abortion experiences are rapidly becoming the face of the pro-life movement and encouraging young women not to make the same mistakes they did.
Led by actress and model Jennifer O'Neill, women who regret their abortions participated in the March for Life, where they held hundreds of signs saying just that. They also planned their own rallies to promote their message.
O'Neill was joined at a rally at the Supreme Court on Thursday by actress and singer Melba Moore and Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Luana Stoltemberg, a 43 year-old from Iowa, attended the rally. She said she began regretting her abortions when she realized they had robbed her of the ability to have children. Later, she adopted children.
"I've had three abortions and that hurts women like me,'' she told the Associated Press. "It devastates us physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally.''
Similar rallies were being staged by the group across the country.
Vikki Raymond attended a rally in California and told how she was 22 and already had one daughter when she decided to have an abortion.
"They put us on gurneys and lined us up in the hallways," Raymond, now 43, told the Press Enterprise newspaper. "I remember lying there, and we couldn't even look at each other because we all knew what we were there for."
Raymond grew up in a family that backed abortion but said, "I wish someone would have told me about the shame and guilt and remorse."
The Silent No More Awareness Campaign is one of many organized efforts to focus on women's negative abortion experiences.
It is a joint project of Priests for Life and the National Organization of Episcopalians for Life, seeks to raise awareness about the harm abortion does to women and their families, and about the many healing programs available.
Another organized post-abortion effort is Operation Outcry. They also held numerous events across the nation Thursday.
"We represent women who are not yet ready to break the silence: women who are suffering from their choice to end the life of their unborn babies but who cannot yet face the pain, the hurt, and the guilt they feel and have caused themselves and others. Shame and fear keep them quiet. Others are alone and convinced that they are the only ones hurting," said Joyce Zounis, Colorado state leader for Operation Outcry.
Susan Renne Mosley, director of Women's Outreach for Operation Outcry, who had an abortion at age 15 shares, "It's time to speak honestly about the pain we've lived with. Abortion hurts and it is a much harder choice to live with after the fact than adoption or child rearing. I know because I have lived with all three.
Mosley said her group wants to help women and men who are hurting from abortions to find peace.
"This effort will let them know they're not alone; they don't have to live their life in pain anymore," Mosley said. "There is hope and healing after abortion. We've found help and they can too. They need to know about the programs, books and resources available to help them."
Related web sites:
Silent No More - http://www.silentnomoreawareness.org
Operation Outcry - http://www.operationoutcry.org
Imagine being a fiancé, husband, or significant other to one of those CULTURE OF DEATH ladies...wake up with a hatchet buried in your head someday.
Romans 1: 28 - 32 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;" Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
It is good those who have had abortions feel guilty. Maybe then they can convince others thinking of having one not to make the same mistake.
Friday, January 23, 2004, 12:00 A.M. Pacific
Abortion foes march in D.C. to repeal law
WASHINGTON - Thousands of abortion protesters, some carrying signs that said "American Holocaust" and "I regret my abortion," marched from the White House to the Supreme Court yesterday to mark the 31st anniversary of the decision that established a woman's right to the procedure.
The day of demonstrations against the court's 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade began with a Mass and rally attended by Catholic bishops and a crowd of about 15,000, mostly teenagers.
President Bush called in a brief statement, telling anti-abortion marchers they were gathered for "a noble cause."
"The right to life does not come from government, it comes from the creator of life," the president said from Roswell, N.M., where he was wrapping up a two-day trip.
A smaller group of abortion-rights activists said it largely focused on lobbying on Capitol Hill for legislation to reverse limits on reproductive freedom imposed since 1973.
Those activists planned a march for April 25. "Anti-choice zealots want to impose their views and theology on the rest of us, and that's just not right," said Gloria Feldt, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
a Mass and rally attended by Catholic bishops and a crowd of about 15,000, mostly teenagers.
See how the leftist media spreads "the big lie"?
The crowd was estimated to be as much as 300,000. But they bury this article inside the paper, and try to diminish the impact.
Source: Central Illinois Right To Life
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