Cradle My Heart Radio welcomes Silent No More Awareness speaker Irene Beltran Zamorano
When we launched Cradle My Heart Radio in 2012, a large part of our mission and vision was to create a safe space to share our stories. Now helping us fulfill that mission is our partnership with the Silent No More Awareness Campaign. The Campaign helps women and men prepare to speak out in safety for the benefit of others.
This week we welcome Irene Beltran Zamorano, regional coordinator for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign for Santa Clara and surrounding counties.
Irene was already a young mother at 24 when her marriage hit a rough patch. During her separation, Irene became pregnant. When the separation ended Irene was torn about how to proceed. The father of the child became a dangerous threat to Irene and her husband, who had agreed to adopt the baby and raise the child as his own.
At 24 weeks, she went for an ultrasound. Because she had mentioned her ambivalence and the fact that she had considered abortion, the staff proceeded to prep her for what she thought would be a routine ultrasound. Instead, without warning, they administered a lethal drug. Irene was distraught and went with family to the hospital, desperately trying to save the baby.
Irene’s story of exploitation by the abortion facility is a heartbreaking reminder of how vulnerable women are being harmed every day in the name of legal choice.
From the SNM website:
Silent No More Awareness is a Campaign whereby Christians make the public aware of the devastation abortion brings to women and men. The campaign seeks to expose and heal the secrecy and silence surrounding the emotional and physical pain of abortion. The Silent No More Awareness Campaign has held 1,394 Gatherings in 17 countries & 48 states with 5,802 women and men sharing their abortion testimonies. Testimonies have also been shared at 95 high schools and universities. Currently there are 15,639 people registered with the Campaign representing 77 countries. In addition, 4713 women and 555 men have said they regret their abortion or lost fatherhood. 508 women and men have posted memorials to their children.
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