Endeavour Forum NGO Parallel Event at the UN on 23rd March 2016

by Babette Francis

As an NGO with special consultative status with the Economic & Social Council of the United Nations, Endeavour Forum Inc. - a World Congress of Families Partner - will host a NGO Parallel Event during the 60th session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women in New York on March 23rd at 8:30 am on the 10th floor of the Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY, 10017. The Event is titled "Asian Women's Health and Reproductive Rights," and will include a screening of part one of the new, cutting-edge documentary "HUSH," which takes an objective look at the health effects of abortion on women.

"HUSH" is the result of an unusual collaboration between "pro-choice" award-winning independent documentary director Punam Kumar Gill, and pro-life Producer Joses Martin whose conversations about the health effects of abortion led to this project. Gill and Martin determined to find out the truth for the sake of women's health. This extraordinary documentary includes interviews with an abortionist, former abortion patients and many experts examining the mountain of evidence linking induced abortion to breast cancer and cervical damage resulting in subsequent premature births, and how abortion impacts the health of post-abortive women.

Chair of the NGO event is Eve Sanchez Silver (International Coalition of Color for Life). Speakers include Dr. Angela Lanfranchi (a breast surgeon and President of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute) and Professor Joel Brind (researcher and professor of human biology and endocrinology at Baruch College, City University of New York). Denise Mountenay (founder and president of Canada Silent No More) will discuss how abortion damages a women's mental and reproductive health, as a former abortion patient.

Babette Francis, B.Sc. (Hons), is national and overseas coordinator of Australia's Endeavour Forum, Inc.