News release from IPFW Students for Life:
IPFW Students for Life Hold Abortion Recovery Month Events
(April 4, 2013) – April is Abortion Recovery Month and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Students for Life is recognizing the month by bringing a series of speakers and discussions to campus. These events will serve to provide non-judgmental support to women who have been affected by abortion, and increase public awareness of both the possible effects of abortion and options for support after abortion.
“Too often people on both sides of the issue become so engrossed in debate that the women themselves, those who have had abortions, are left feeling isolated,” observes Katie Berghoff, Vice-President of IPFW Students for Life, “Women may internalize their emotions rather than risk being judged, either for having an abortion or for experiencing negative emotions afterward. It is our goal that Abortion Recovery Month will meet these women, wherever they are on their life journey, with a compassionate message of healing and an accepting community of resources.”
Scheduled Abortion Recovery Month Events:
Wednesday, April 17, 7 p.m. – nationally acclaimed speaker Star Parker will be coming to IPFW to speak in the International Ballroom. Star is the founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, an organization which seeks to fight poverty and advocate for underprivileged populations. She has been featured on national news shows including ABC’s 20/20, Oprah and The View, and in hundreds of newspapers and internet sites. Star will share her personal experiences with abortion and discuss the sociocultural impact abortion has on society and within urban communities.
Wednesday, April 24, 7 p.m. – Georgette Forney, co-founder of the National Silent No More Awareness Campaign, will be coming to IPFW to speak in the Walb Ballroom. Silent No More is a support group of post-abortive women who share their testimonies and advocate for alternatives to abortion.
Tuesday, April 30, 12 p.m. – a panel discussion entitled “Does Abortion Affect Women?” will be held in Walb 222-226. This panel discussion will consist of representatives from a variety of professions addressing the impact and effects that abortion has on women.
All events are open to the public. IPFW Students for Life is working in support with the Indiana-Purdue Student Government Association (IPSGA), Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Young Americans for Liberty and Newman Catholic Fellowship.
Click here to view a flyer of the Abortion Recovery Month events.
IPFW Students for Life is dedicated to promoting the value of life at IPFW by educating students about abortion, euthanasia and embryonic stem cell research. IPFW Students for Life advocates alternatives to abortion and assists women who need help carrying their child or healing after an abortion.