FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2015
Contact: Leslie Palma
This month, the Silent No More Awareness Campaign will focus on sibling survivors of abortion as part of its Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion initiative.
During the March for Life in D.C. in January, several speakers at the Silent No More gathering talked about the brother or sister they lost to abortion, and how that has impacted their lives.
Fourteen-year-old Zoe Griffin from North Carolina said the discovery that her pro-life mom, Brice, had aborted her first child was shocking, but ultimately strengthened Zoe’s activism.
Nick Kraft from North Dakota began praying outside an abortion clinic when he was 12 and was looking forward to attending the March with his entire school when he learned he had lost two siblings to abortion. His long trip to D.C. became fueled with new purpose.
Kelli Sparrow, a woman in her 40s, read a letter she had written to her aborted younger sister that alluded to the multi-generational impact of the Shockwaves of abortion.
“I mourn the loss of knowing you, my sister, and also the loss of possible nieces and nephews, a lifelong friendship and the hole that is at every family gathering.”
Parent s who have experienced abortion often keep it a secret and fear telling others, especially their children. But many parents have found sharing the truth draws the family closer and heals wounds, and can spare the next generation from repeating painful choices.
With an estimated 56 million children lost to abortion since 1973, millions of families have someone missing from their family portrait. Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion aims to help these families confront and heal from those losses.
Testimonies, prayers and healing resources can be found at the Shockwaves website, www.abortionshockwaves.com Media interested in interviewing sibling survivors should get in touch with Leslie Palma, communications director for Priests for Life, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 347-286-7277.
The Campaign began November 11th, 2002. As of February 2015, the Silent No More Awareness Campaign has held 1,436 Gatherings in 17 countries & 48 states with 5,934 women and men sharing their abortion testimonies. Testimonies have also been shared at 104 high schools and universities in the last 4 years, 26 in 2014. There are 2,233 testimonies posted on the Campaign website, with 332 that are shared via video! Currently there are 16,225 people registered with the Campaign representing 77 countries. People who are not ready to join the Campaign, are invited to register their regret. So far, 4,890 women and 573 men have said they regret their abortion or lost fatherhood. Another 552 women and men have posted memorials to their children.
The Silent No More Awareness Campaign is a joint project of Anglicans for Life and Priests for Life. For more information, please visit our website: www.SilentNoMoreAwareness.org