January 08, 2015/WASHINGTON, D.C. --
Today, Family Research Council joined the Silent No More Awareness Campaign in a news conference at the National Press Club to promote the Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion initiative, a year-long effort to reach all the different groups of people who are or have been impacted by an abortion.
The official launch for Shockwaves will be at the annual Silent No More gathering in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building during the March for Life on January 22.
Arina Grossu, FRC's Director of the Center for Human Dignity, gave the following comments at the Shockwaves of Abortion press conference:
"The wounds from abortion are deep. Abortion not only kills an innocent baby, but deeply wounds her mother and everyone else involved.
"Abortion deeply wounds our civilization, making us callous to the value of each and every human life. In America, we have lost 57 million babies due to abortion since 1973.
"The emptiness resulting from the sheer loss of innocent human life is vast. A mother's womb should be the safest place on earth for her unborn child, yet it is often the battleground between life and death. Abortion not only tears a child from her mother's womb, but tears away at the intimate fabric of the family unit.
"Family Research Council is grateful for the opportunity to stand with the Silent No More Awareness Campaign and Priests for Life today. This project is aimed at praying and offering support for healing to those affected by the shockwaves of abortion. The hurting and depressed, those who can't forgive themselves or who suffer from addictions or other kinds of brokenness need compassion and help.
"The wounds inflicted by abortion on so many people are compounded by its wound on our national soul. By helping individuals heal from their abortion wounds, we hope that the nation as a whole can recover from the shockwaves of abortion," concluded Grossu.