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Monday, January 23, 2006

Although the March for Life gets almost no national media attention, newspapers in states close to DC often have articles about local people who will be attending the event. I noticed that in two such articles this morning, attention was paid to the message that abortion hurts women.

New York's Newsday, in Marchers Renewed Hope says that the ranks of those attending will be increased by people like Julie Woodley:

"This is the first year I'm going," said Julie Woodley, 48, of Setauket, wife of an evangelical pastor and a counselor specializing in what she describes as post-abortion trauma. A mother of four who said she had two abortions while young, Woodley said her perspective changed "when I met God and began to see the truth of what I had done."
The Westerly Sun, a largish Rhode Island newspaper, in Marching for Life, and to make a difference, says:

WESTERLY - Westerly pediatrician Dr. Sheila Carey-Kuzmic believes that the power that comes from women telling stories is strong enough to change hearts, minds and a Supreme Court decision. And on Monday, the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision, Carey-Kuzmic, along with a dedicated circle of Westerly residents will be "giving witness" to those stories at the 33rd annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. It will be her eighth trip to Washington for the march, an event she describes as "very peaceful" and "very beautiful." It's a march she says, that is "all about love and all about life."

As she sat in the living room of her home last week discussing plans for getting to the march with a half-dozen other Westerly residents, Carey-Kuzmic, the mother of five, explained that a group called "Silent no More Awareness" will be at the forefront of this year's march. It's a group that she believes can and will change the nature of the pro-life/pro-choice debate forever. The group is composed of women and men whose lives have been affected by abortion and who have stepped forward to share their stories. Members of the group will act as leaders during the march and, at a ceremony afterwards, will tell their stories publicly, some for the first time. They will come from all corners of the country, she said, and will stand until nightfall, sharing their stories one by one.

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