Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Yesterday, viewers of the ABC show The View saw an interview with actress Jennifer O'Neill, who was forthright about her own abortion experience:

Then actress Jennifer O'Neill, from the classic film Summer of '42, joined the ladies during Hot Topics to speak out against abortion. Jennifer says her life was shattered both emotionally and physically after she had an abortion over 30 years ago. At 54-years-old, Jennifer has been married nine times and has three children. After she gave birth to her first child, Jennifer became pregnant, but the father did not want the baby. She was told by her doctor that the unborn baby was just a blob of tissue because it was under three months old, so she decided to have an abortion. Following the abortion, Jennifer admitted herself to a hospital for shock treatments and later suffered from nine miscarriages. Jennifer says that since Roe vs. Wade there have been over 40 million abortions out of which twenty-five million regret the decision. She also says that having an abortion causes an increase in suicide rate, infertility rate and the number of premature births. Parents that encourage their teenage daughters to get an abortion are sentencing them to a 30% increased rate of breast cancer. Jennifer is now the national spokesperson for Silent No More, an organization offering emotional, physical and spiritual support for women who have had abortions. Jennifer will be speaking in Washington tomorrow and will suggest that doctors who perform abortions should be required to give women information on adoption and show them ultrasounds of the children they are carrying. Jennifer says that 80% of individuals that are fortunate to get an ultrasound and see that the child is not a blob of tissue will change their mind. For more information on Silent No More please log onto PregnancyCenters.org or call 1-800-395-HELP."

From the ABC/The View website.

Amazing that ABC gave her a voice...



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