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.
The campaign aims to educate the public that abortion is harmful, to those who choose it, emotionally, physically and spiritually, and has lasting consequences. We want to reach out to those hurting after their abortion and let them know help is available. We also want to invite those who are ready to share their stories to join us in being 'Silent No More'.
Many women and men are realising that 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 feeling 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.
While abortion must be addressed on many fronts, including the legal, political, and ethical arenas, the Silent No More campaign addresses abortion by personal testimony that touches hearts. Evidence of the damage abortion does shows us that women, men and families deserve better than the death of their child as a solution to an unplanned pregnancy.
Two events were held in April 2006, one at Parliament Square in London, and another in Glasgow. Georgette Forney, the co-founder of the 'Silent No More' campaign in the USA, spoke and gave her personal testimony at both of these events. In 2007 events were held in a further 10 towns and cities in the UK and in Dublin in the republic of Ireland.
In 2008/9 Silent No More Campaign events were held across Britain from Dundee in the north to Brighton in the south.
A Silent No More DVD has been produced. It tells the personal stories of women and men who have been affected by abortion. It contains:
To view clips from Silent No More DVD and for details on how to order, go to this page on the Abortion Recovery Care and Helpline (ARCH) website.
If you wish to enquire about holding a Silent No More event in your area, please contact Patrick Kingman on (020) 7820 3121 or email email@example.com If you would like to know more about the Silent No More campaign please call ARCH on (0141) 226 5407. If you are suffering after an abortion experience please ring the ARCH helpline on 0845 603 8501.