Baby Victimized by Late-Term Abortion Gets Proper Funeral

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 26, 2011   |   3:02PM   |   Orlando, FL

On Thursday, Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, preached at a memorial service for an aborted baby girl who was finally given the proper funeral and burial she deserved.

The child was intact and her body was retrieved after a late-term abortion. The memorial service, organized by Operation Save America, was held outside of  City Hall in Orlando.

“We are here because this baby was killed in the darkness, and we come to honor her in the bright light of day,” Fr. Pavone declared in his remarks. “The abortion industry wants to hide the violence done to these children, but we must be committed to expose it. Therefore we need to hold many more of these services, with tens of thousands of people looking at these children and recommitting themselves to end abortion.”

During the service, the name “Esther” was given to the child.

Fr. Pavone invited any pro-life activists who obtain the remains of aborted children to be in contact with him to arrange for a proper wake service and burial.

The photo shows Esther in her coffin at the service at which pro-life activists honored her body and her life.