From Sr. Lucy Marie, SV, at the archdiocesan Family Life / Respect Life Office:
Join SNM New York, with Founder, Georgette Forney, on Feb 26th at which time we will be “Silent No More” as the City Council meets (the City Council will be meeting at 1pm that day).
The Silent No More Awareness Campaign is an effort to make the public aware of the devastation abortion brings to women, men, and their families. The emotional and physical pain of abortion will no longer be shrouded in secrecy and silence, but rather exposed and healed. This effort is a key to make abortion unthinkable and persuade society that women deserve better than abortion.
The NY City Council is in the process of passing the “Clinic Access Bill” (http://www.ny-archdiocese.org/news-events/news-press-releases/index.cfm?i=9668) which they say ” strengthens safeguards for women who are faced with harassment and other hostile acts as they enter and exit local reproductive health care clinics.”
In truth, it is a bill to harass anyone counseling outside of the clinics and allows any person to press charges against demonstrators and have them arrested for harassment; even clinic employees!
A couple of months ago a group of people went to testify against this bill before the city council. The council, which is extremely pro abortion, went to lunch after the pro abortion testimonies, and aside from one person did not even see fit to return to hear the pro life side.
Sr. Lucy Marie
Respect Life Coordinator
Archdiocese of New York
1011 First Ave., 7th Floor
New York, NY 10022