Look Me in the Eye Film Debuts at March for Life, Features HLI Abortion Survivor

Look Me in the Eye Film Debuts at March for Life, Features HLI Abortion Survivor

By |2020-01-25T11:29:15-05:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: News and Commentary, Press Releases|Tags: |


HLI: Deborah M. Piroch

www.facesofchoice.org: Lyric Gillett


(Front Royal, VA) –  Human Life International (HLI) would like to congratulate Ms. Lyric Gillett and www.facesofchoice.org on her brilliant new ad, which premieres today at the March for Life in Washington, D.C. The ad, which will be shown on the main stage and jumbtotrons on the route, features an accompanying website, with testimonies of abortion survivors. Both those sites are hyperlinked in the previous sentence.

The ad, which features fourteen abortion survivors, is the conception and production of Ms. Gillett. HLI was of some small help to Ms. Gillette in searching for abortion survivors. Our founder, Fr. Paul Marx, documented and held conferences many years ago in this tradition, bringing attention to their very survival being a miracle, and it was Ms. Gillett’s search to find some of them that first led her to us. Deborah Piroch, Director of PR at HLI: “It has been our honor to assist Ms. Gillett, in her efforts to spotlight the most vulnerable among us, those who but for God’s hand, had their lives nearly extinguished.” HLI President, Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, states: “I want to express my gratitude for Ms. Gillette’s project. Not only am I excited about the project and the impact it will have upon many, I pray it will open numerous hearts and minds – transforming their lives.”

Featuring fourteen abortion survivors, the one pictured in the film capture below is Imre Téglásy, Director of Human Life International (HLI)’s Hungarian affiliate. More about him can be seen in this segment posted on YouTube. He is himself a survivor of abortion attempts and we will be highlighting his experiences again in an upcoming, in-depth article.

For now, we would like to quote from Ms. Gillett’s press release. “We wanted to make an ad that showed the many faces of survivors of abortion, to put a face to the ‘choice’ of ending life,” said Gillett, who lives in Texas. “When a victim – a  survivor – stares you in the eye and tells you their story, a paradigm shift takes place that cannot be conveniently forgotten. We have thousands of survivors of abortion in the United States, alone; more than enough survivors to attach an actual face to the misnomer of ‘choice.’”

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About the Author:

Deborah M. Piroch
Deborah M. Piroch graduated from Mount Holyoke College, the nation’s oldest women’s college, with a double major in German and English Literature. She studied abroad and earned her M.A. in English Literature from Indiana University. Fluent in German, she began her career in international journalism working for Radio Deutsche Welle in Cologne, Germany. Returning to the States after a three-year contract, she worked as arts reporter and producer on prime time shows for WQED-FM in Pittsburgh, then a top 20 market. After another three years, she was hired by EWTN Global Catholic Network as news director, anchor and writer for “Catholic World Today,” but soon transitioned into television. Highlights of her 15 years at EWTN include co-anchoring the U.S. March for Life with Marcus Grodi on more than one occasion, live translating the election of Pope Benedict XVI into German, interviewing two former U.S. Presidential candidates and producing Father Benedict Groeschel’s prime time program from its inception for six years. Named the Network’s first International Production Coordinator, she also proposed, budgeted and executed TV shoots in Scotland, England, Norway, Sweden and Germany. Currently she serves as Director of PR for Human Life International.

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