Day of Mourning Will Honor Baby Killed in Abortion on NPR Show

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 29, 2022   |   11:49AM   |   Washington, DC

A leading pro-life group will hold a Day of Mourning soon to honor the baby killed in an abortion that was broadcast on an NPR show.

NPR listeners heard a baby being killed in an abortion as the mother moaned and cried. The shocking audio came from an abortion facility in Michigan where an NPR journalist watched an abortionist perform an 11-week abortion. NPR is a taxpayer-funded news organization and it came under heavy fire for glorifying the live killing and death of a human being.

Now, the pro-life group Priests for Life is calling for Saturday, Dec. 3 to be a Day of Mourning in honor of the baby whose life was taken on that November 3rd broadcast.

“Pro-life leaders have named the child Baby Amanda Marie and we are asking every pro-life individual, organization and lawmaker to mark the day with fasting and special prayers, including Masses,” said Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life. “These actions can be done privately, but the more they are done in common, with groups, the better.”

“The recording picks up the moans of the mother, but her child’s scream is silent,” Father Pavone said.

“The staffer with the mom says ‘You did it,’ and ‘You did great,’ when the killing was complete. There is no mention of the baby who has just died in a brutal way at 11 weeks. The baby’s humanity is not even an afterthought. We have to re-humanize what this abortion and this broadcast de-humanized,” Father Pavone said. “And we have to make a big deal of what this broadcast trivialized.”

The Day of Mourning will honor the baby and also ask God for forgiveness for the legal abortion deaths of more than 65 million children in the U.S. since 1973, he told LifeNews.

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Prayers also will be offered for the mother who chose abortion, for the abortionists and the staffers who helped, and the NPR employees who took part in the broadcast.  An open letter will also be sent to the radio network, pointing out the many things about the baby, and about abortion, that the broadcast left out. Interested people are welcome to sign on to the letter.

“So, please join us on Dec. 3 to honor Baby Amanda Marie, and to do our part in recognizing her true dignity,” Father Pavone said.

The audio of the broadcast went viral on social media.

“I almost didn’t want to tweet this but it’s something everyone needs to know,” XStrategies’ Greg Price wrote, sharing a 2-minute segment of the report on Twitter. “NPR on the radio this morning played audio of a woman getting an abortion. You can hear the vacuum turning on, crying, moaning, and the doctor telling her it’s done. Warning: It’s tough to listen to.”

By 11 weeks of pregnancy, unborn babies already have all their major organs, heartbeats and brain waves. They can respond to touch, hiccup and even suck their thumbs.

The report did not mention any of these details as it played the sound of the machine killing the unborn baby and the woman’s moans of anguish. Afterward, the abortion staff could be heard laughing as the woman sighed and thanked them.

National Review identified the NPR journalist who produced the report as Kate Wells and the abortion facility as Northland Family Planning in Detroit. The 2-minute segment was part of a larger report Wells produced after spending nine days at the abortion facility in October, talking with staff and patients.

“Listen to it and then think to yourself about how the only pitch the Democrat Party is making to the voters in the midterm election is more of that,” Price said.

LifeNews Note: File photo.