Pure, unadulterated evil manifested itself in the City of Brotherly Love. Forty-seven fetuses stored in cat food containers. Venereal diseases spread among patients because of dirty instruments. Fifteen-year-olds administering anesthesia. Live babies struggling in toilets, jumping as their spinal cords are snipped with scissors. Women dying with their organs perforated.
Most of us have shaken our heads and fists as horror story after horror story relayed the grievous atrocities perpetrated by abortionist Kermit Gosnell under the guise of “a woman’s right to choose.” If you can stomach more information, Fox News will air a one-hour special titled “See No Evil – The Kermit Gosnell Murders” on Sunday, May 5th at 9 PM to bring to light the mass murder trial of the century.
In one of the only bright spots of this gruesome saga, Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life recently asked authorities for the bodies of the babies recovered from Gosnell’s House of Horrors. The bodies of some 45 babies were recovered from the clinic, where they were kept frozen in a variety of containers in freezers, and Fr. Pavone hopes to give the babies a proper burial.
Inspired by this action, Citizens for a Pro-life Society, Priests for Life, and the Pro-life Action League have announced a “National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children” to be inaugurated on Saturday, September 14, 2013, to honor infants killed by abortion. The new national event is meant to honor the unborn at the gravesites where they are buried, and it will be 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. The date of September 14, 2013, was chosen for this event because it marks the 25th anniversary of the burial of several hundred abortion victims in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
As the press release explained, “At over 25 locations, babies have been buried after having been killed by abortion. Many of these were retrieved from the actual trash dumpsters 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.”
Fr. Pavone summed it up best, “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.”
So far, the National Day of Remembrance team has located 28 gravesites spread throughout the United States that will be sites for the solemn prayer vigils on September 14th. These identified gravesites dedicated to abortion victims are found in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Guam, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Eric Scheidler, Monica Miller, and Fr. Frank Pavone (the organizers of the event) emphasized that local leaders and activists are needed to help organize the memorial services. All that information can be found at www.AbortionMemorials.com.
St. Thomas Aquinas once said, “God allows evil only so as to make something better result from it.” Let us hope and pray that this is a step to accomplishing that.
Written by Elizabeth Hermesch