Silent No More is a Campaign that focusses on healing women, healing men and healing families and relationships torn apart by abortion experiences.
The Silent No More Awareness Campaign is an effort to make the public aware of the devastating effect abortion can have on women and on the lives of those around them, including families, loved ones, partners and friends. It calls for the emotional and physical pain of abortion to no longer be shrouded in secrecy and silence, but rather exposed and healed. This effort is a key to make abortion unthinkable and to persuade society that women deserve better than abortion.
The Silent No More Campaign has three main goals:
- Educate the public that abortion is harmful emotionally, physically and spiritually with lasting consequences.
- Reach out to those hurting after their abortion and let them know help is available.
- Invite those who are ready to share their stories to join us in being silent no more.
The Silent No More Campaign includes gatherings in public places nationwide featuring the voices of those who regret their abortions. Women and men share their personal abortion experiences at these Gatherings and declare that ‘Women Deserve Better Than Abortion.’
The Gatherings are also used promote the work of the Abortion Recovery & Care Helpline, which is a free, confidential befriender and counselling service set up by post-abortive women to help those who are experiencing trauma in the aftermath of an abortion experience, not matter how many abortions or how long ago the experience’s.
Those behind the Campaign say many women and men are realising the abortions they were involved in years ago are the source of the physical and emotional problems they have today. The Campaign gives them a platform to help others by sharing the painful consequences of abortion.
Women talk about feelings of guilt, anger, shame and worthlessness. They tell how they struggled with suicidal thoughts, drug/alcohol addiction to numb the pain, eating disorders or depression.
Men share how the abortion of their children caused them to feel pain, guilt and anger. They all share their experiences in finding peace and healing. They need to be heard so that others can learn about the help that is available. They want people who think that abortion is a good solution to understand the real long-term consequences likely to be faced in the future.
If you know anyone who is in need of help following an abortion experience please contact the ARCH helpline on 0845 603 8501.
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.”