Babies’ remains left on a loading dock in Northbrook, IL back in 1988 by a commercial incineration company called Precision Energy Systems — that is why we now have a National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children every 2nd Saturday in September nationwide.
These remains were in boxes labeled POC (Products of Conception) and were gathered from several abortion clinics in that area, many of which were owned by Susan Hill of the National Women’s Health Organization. Blessedly, an anonymous tip alerted a crisis pregnancy center of the forgotten remains and arrangements were made to give these children a proper burial. Over the years there have been numerous instances across our country of children’s remains left unwanted and uncared for after abortion procedures. In our own city of Philadelphia, the remains of aborted children that were found at convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell’s House of Horrors abortion clinic eventually were buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
This past Saturday a group of approximately 25 people took part in a memorial service at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Bucks County. The Knights of Columbus, who over the years have financially supported the burial of babies’ remains, were there in attendance as was Lauren Kretzer, the Regional Director of Silent No More. Silent No More is an organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the effect abortion has on women, men and society in general. Lauren shared her personal abortion story with us and the emotional and physical effects abortion had on her life and how she was able to find healing thru God’s providence.
We prayed in unison for babies all over the world who have been tossed away as medical waste, no dignity or respect provided for their tiny bodies and souls. Over 61 million abortions have occurred in the U.S. since Roe v Wade went into law in 1973. Let us take time every September to acknowledge the enormity of that number and the tragedy of these lost lives. These were generations of our children who it was decided were not equal enough or deserving enough to live their lives as we were able to. Let us never forget, just as we promised we would never forget those lives of the men, women and children who tragically died during the attacks on the U.S. on 9/11.