National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children September 12

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 10, 2015   |   12:11PM   |   Washington, DC

Two years ago, three national pro-life groups announced the first “National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children” 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 dozens of 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.

Now, Eric Scheidler of Pro-life Action League tells that the third annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children is approaching.

“This Saturday, September 12, is the third annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, being held at the burial places of aborted children and other memorial sites erected in their honor nationwide. The timing of this event is providential. Those undercover planned Parenthood videos have broken our hearts anew for aborted children, in a truly singular way. Let us mourn for them together on Saturday,” he said.

“You can find all the Day of Remembrance locations — over 130 all over the country — right here: While you’re there, check out my special video invitation for the event — and please share it with all your pro-life friends so they can mourn with us, too,” he added.

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Scheidler continued: “The Planned Parenthood videos have struck such a chord because they make us all face the reality that behind every abortion is a broken human body. How we react to those bodies says everything. Where Planned Parenthood sees a commodity to exploit, we see an abandoned brother or sister who deserves to be buried and mourned. Please join me this Saturday to mourn for these children and pray for an end to abortion in our land.”

He concluded: “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.”