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January 20, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Thirty-five years ago a 16-year-old Julia Holcomb was engaged to be married to Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler. But after she became pregnant with his child the relationship spiraled downward, until she was pressured into aborting their child.

Holcomb, who is now the mother of seven children and fiercely pro-life, kept that abortion, and her relationship with Tyler, secret for 35 years, until Tyler published an autobiography last year making what she says are scurrilous claims about their relationship.

Holcomb decided that it was time to break her silence, and published a candid memoir on LifeSiteNews.com in cooperation with Rachel’s Vineyard, telling her side of the story.

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“I had to become Silent No More right in my own home, I had no choice,” said Ms. Holcomb, whose life hit a low point in 1975, when she nearly died in an apartment fire and was then convinced to abort her baby at five months.

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Holcomb says that the abortion haunted her for many years. Since going public with her story, she has become a spokeswoman for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign – a network of men and women who regret their abortions and who publicly speak out in favor of life.

This year Holcomb will make her debut at the March for Life, where members of Silent No More Awareness gather annually to share their testimonies.

On Monday, Jan. 23, in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building, Holcomb will publicly share the story of her abortion and how it was the catalyst that prompted her to turn her life around.

Holcomb will join dozens of other women and men from the campaign.

“In spite of everything, I do not hate Steven Tyler, nor am I personally bitter.” Ms. Holcomb said. “I pray for his sincere conversion of heart and hope he can find God’s grace, as I have.”

Ms. Holcomb also will speak at a March for Life Youth Rally, to take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave NW.

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