The Silent No More campaign, supported by SPUC, raises awareness by holding events in public places nationwide featuring the voices of those who regret their abortions.
Women and men share their personal abortion experiences at these events. Below are a series of videos featuring the personal stories of women and men who have been affected by abortion.
Silent No More – Introduction
An introduction to Silent No More. Please note that as per May 2013, the number of abortions which have taken place is 8 million (the video includes an earlier number that was correct at the time of filming).
“Abortion is not a solution to a crisis pregnancy”
Irene shares her personal abortion story.
Sophia shares her abortion story
“I had an abortion when I was 23 years old and I’m here today because I want to share what a dreadful mistake that was in my life.”
Georgette Forney – Founder of Silent No More
“I drove myself to the clinic and I remember thinking, this feels very wrong” (Georgette)
Chris – ‘I regret my lost fatherhood’
“If only someone had told me the truth about the possible consequences of an abortion and not kept silent.”
A grandmother speaks of the trauma caused by abortion
“When my daughter Suzie was a 16 year old child she had a late abortion. This happened 25 years ago and our family lives have never been the same since.”
The truth about abortion damage
“I understood that abortion was a quick and simple operation and that afterwards I would be able to get on with my life…Eventually, after holding all my feelings inside for 18 years, the volcano erupted. I endured a period of extensive mourning, going through the stages of grief for my precious baby.” (Tracy)
“I wasn’t given any alternative to abortion”
“I wasn’t given any alternative to abortion, no counselling on how the abortion might affect me, or how I could keep my baby and cope with a disabled child.” (Angie)
“We know that abortion is bad for women…”
Interview with Silent No More co-founder Georgette Forney.
You never forget the child you lost
“I had an abortion when I was 17 because I was frightened and I allowed fear to control me.” (Mar Lou)
“Abortion is not about empowering women”
Lynn shares her abortion story.
A grandmother speaks of the trauma caused by abortion (part 2)
Abortion Damage – ‘Nobody Told Me’
Sue shares her personal abortion story.
Georgette Forney – SPUC Scotland Conference
“It’s time for us to begin to think about abortion from a completely different perspective. Why it was started and whether or not that reasoning has held up. The people that have the evidence to prove the reasoning doesn’t hold up are the women who have had the abortions.”