Own Abortions Changed Their Minds
WHAT: Hearing on "The Impact of Abortion on Women." Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Space, chaired by Sam Brownback (KS). Women who have experienced abortion will tell their stories, and a medical expert will review the research on the physical and psychological effects of abortion.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 3, 2004, 2:30p.m.
WHERE: Senate Russell Bldg., Rm. 253
WHO: Testimony will be presented by
Michaelene Jenkins, who brings a unique and compassionate perspective to the abortion debate as one who became pro-life due to her personal abortion experience. She is the Executive Director of the Life Resource Network, connecting women in need with the resources to help them.
Georgette Forney, who had an abortion at age sixteen and nineteen years later experienced healing, forgiveness and reconciliation. She is President of NOEL and a co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, an effort to make the public aware of the devastation abortion brings to women, men, and their families.
In addition, Dr. Elizabeth Shadigian, of the University of Michigan School of Medicine and co-author of "Long-Term Physical and Psychological Health Consequences of Induced Abortion: Review of Evidence," will testify.
The Women Deserve Campaign believes that abortion is a reflection that we have not met the needs of women. The campaign is dedicated to promoting women-centered solutions to significantly reduce abortion and protect women's health. Partners include: Feminists for Life; Life Resource Network; The Second Look Project; Women and Children First; and NOEL (co-sponsor of Silent No More). Women Deserve Better campaign partners Michaelene Jenkins and Georgette Forney are available for interviews and comment. To speak with them, or for more information please contact Gene Tarne at 202-756-4947. Additional information is also available at the WDB website: www.womendeservebetter.com.