Silent No More at University of Rhode Island
At the University of Rhode Island (URI) yesterday, 4 women and 1 man wore t-shirts identifiying themselves as “Silent No More” (SNM). This outreach has a powerful effect on students.
URI student “Adam” asked if most abortions are performed very early in pregnancy. GAP/SNM volunteer Hannah explained that she didn’t even know she was pregnant until late in the first trimester.
Nicole added that after being raped and convinced by her pastor to abort, she called an abortion clinic. “When I called, I was at 3-1/2 weeks. The clinic told me to wait until 6 weeks because it would be safer for me. What they didn’t tell me was that in 3 more weeks, my baby would have arms and legs. What made the abortion ‘safe’ was their ability to count body parts. When I learned this after the abortion, I was devastated.”
Adam winced as Nicole told her story and took our literature to read more about the genocide comparison. He also returned later in the day to talk to Hannah further.
The most dramatic witness came later in the afternoon from another rape victim who taped the words “RAPE VICTIM, PRO LIFE” on a black shirt, stood defiantly in front of the abortion pictures, and faced the protestors across the street. They gaped at her, and half of them immediately abandoned their protest.
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