First National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children September 14

National   |   Leslie Palma   |   Apr 25, 2013   |   3:39PM   |   Washington, DC

Three national pro-life groups have announced the “National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children” to take place on Saturday, September 14, 2013. The new national event is meant to honor the unborn at the grave sites where they are buried.

The observance will be marked by simultaneous memorial services in cities from coast to coast at grave sites of aborted babies. This national observance is being coordinated by Citizens for a Pro-life Society, Priests for Life, and the Pro-life Action League. This is the first time in the history of legalized abortion that such nationwide memorials will be conducted and thousands of people from across the country are expected to participate.

Babies have been buried at more than 25 locations after having been killed by abortion. Many of their bodied were retrieved from the actual trash bins of abortion clinics, or pathology labs where the bodies of the aborted unborn were shipped. Some graves have hundreds of bodies buried in them.

In the months between now and the memorial services, the public will be invited to learn more about the stories behind each of these sites and how the babies were killed, and later honored by being retrieved and buried. Local leaders and activists are needed to help organize the memorial services.

Eric Scheidler, Executive Director of the Pro-life Action League, stated, “It’s sobering to realize that grave markers for the unborn victims of abortion list only a date of burial. They have no birthdays because they were never allowed to be born. We can list no date of death, because those who killed them discarded their bodies like garbage. But they are not garbage to us. They are our brothers and sisters. That’s why we buried them, and that’s why we visit their graves to mourn for them and testify to their humanity.”



“Abortion is not an abstract issue,” added Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life. “Having a memorial service where these babies are buried reminds us that abortion is not merely about beliefs, but about bloodshed; not just about viewpoints, but victims.”

Monica Miller, Director of Citizens for a Pro-life Society, stated, “Since 1973, 55 million innocent unborn children have been killed with the sanction of law. A fraction of these victims of the American slaughter were actually buried. The graves of these victims are scattered across America– graves of sorrow and graves of indictment on a nation that permitted the killing of the innocent. This year, the 40th year of legalized abortion, ceremonies will take place at all graves of these unwanted babies–and our nation will be called to remember and bring an end to the injustice of abortion.”

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