Pro-life advocates across America will gather on Sept. 18 to mourn for the 63 million babies who have been legally killed in abortions since Roe v. Wade.
The National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children began nine years ago to remind people of the horrific injustice of legalized abortion by holding funerals and memorial services for its millions of victims. Every year in September, pro-lifers gather at grave sites and memorials for aborted babies to pray and call for an end to abortion.
“When people become truly aware of the reality of abortion, they can more easily cut through the lies by which some try to justify it, and the natural apathy to which human nature is inclined,” organizers said on the event website. “Even pro-life people are thrust into a higher level of commitment and activism.”
The Church of the Holy Child in North Wilmington, Delaware, is one of the sites scheduled to hold a memorial service this year, The Dialog reports.
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“Together let us remember the victims of abortion and pray for a final end to this injustice in our land during the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children,” a church announcement read.
Other services will be held at dozens of grave sites and memorials for aborted babies across the U.S. The event website has a map that pinpoints the locations of these graves and memorials as well as a list of the events scheduled for 2021.
In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court forced states to legalize abortion on demand through Roe v. Wade. Since then, about 63 million unborn babies have been killed in abortions.
Some aborted babies are thrown away with medical waste or trash. Others are dissected and their organs sent to scientists for disturbing research projects.
Most aborted babies never are honored with a proper burial, though some states are trying to change that. However, a few victims have been. Organizers of the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children have identified 56 known grave sites for aborted babies in the country. These include mass graves for 47 victims of convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia and 2,411 victims of the late abortionist Ulrich Klopfer in South Bend, Indiana.
Last year, thousands of pro-lifers gathered at 196 locations to mourn for the victims of abortion on the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, according to organizers.
The event is a project of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Priests for Life and the Pro-Life Action League.