Theresa and I are going to Washington, DC on Sunday April 25th to join the counter-rally standing peacefully opposite the N.O.W. rally formerly known as the “March For Choice.” We join many other folks from the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, ready to witness silently to the truth that abortion hurts women. There will be "I Regret My Abortion" signs to hold, plus "I Regret Lost Fatherhood" signs for men (fathers of aborted children are encouraged to join us) and for Pro-Lifers, students and other family members standing in support, there will be a new sign for them. We’ll arrive the day before, as there might be a press conference as well that day.
"Our goal is to be positive and life-affirming, letting our signs speak the truth about abortion and show that they do not represent all people in this country. Please remember this event in Washington DC is not for the faint of heart - there will be real activists there and we’ll stand for several hours that day." Wear very comfortable shoes.
There will be a meeting place in a nearby hotel, between 9ish and noon Sunday, where we will receive logistics and then go outside to give witness to the N.O.W. marchers as they arrive for their rally. No testimonies will be given this time. Bring water bottles and hats if the sun is shining!
There is a small block of rooms (going fast!) at this Hotel; you need to email Silent No More Awareness Campaign (SNMAC) to "register" (it’s free) to get this information. If you plan to attend we ask that you email them and let them know which sign you will be holding and the approximate time you plan to arrive at the meeting room. If you know when you're getting into town the day before, SNMAC can advise you of the press conference.
If you cannot go, please pray or think of us, if even just for a few minutes, between 9 am that morning and about 4 pm, when it's expected to end. And even for the women there who can't yet see what they've done to themselves, to their babies, and to other women who continue to "buy the lie."