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Memorial Services Honor Aborted Babies Buried in Wisconsin

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thursday, September 12

Contact: Sam Guzman - 262-796-1111 (office), 262-719-8026 (cell)

Peggy Hamill - 262 796-1111  (office), 414-416-0489 cell

Monica Migliorino Miller 248-444-9096

National Day of Remembrance

for Aborted Children: Memorial Services for Aborted Babies Buried in Wisconsin


In 1984 children playing near a dumpster in Milwaukee discovered the remains of aborted babies whose bodies had been dumped by the driver of a courier for a bio-hazard waste company. When police questioned the children, they simply replied that they had been playing with the "Little People"-26 unborn children who had been aborted at the Milwaukee Bread and Roses Women's Health Center. The bodies of these aborted babies were buried by compassionate pro-lifers at Holy Cross Cemetery.


Four years later, on September 10, 1988, approximately 1,200 more aborted children were buried at Holy Cross. The bodies of these babies were set out for trash pick-up on a loading dock of the Vital Med pathology lab in Northbrook, IL, and they were retrieved by Citizens for a Pro-Life Society and the Pro-Life Action League.


These "Vital Med" babies included hundreds of unborn children aborted at two, now closed, Milwaukee clinics: Summit Women's Health Organization and Metropolitan Medical Services.

To mark the 25th anniversary of the burial of these 1,200 aborted babies, the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children -a nationwide event-will take place September 14th. On this day, memorial services will be held throughout the United States, including all grave sites of aborted babies, as well as dozens of memorial markers for the victims of abortion.


In Wisconsin, memorial services will be held in Milwaukee and Dane at the graves of aborted babies. Services at memorial markers will also be held in Spooner, Elm Grove, La Crosse, and elsewhere.


In Milwaukee, the memorial service at Holy Cross Cemetery is organized by Pro-Life Wisconsin and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, one of the 3 national co-sponsors of the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Babies. The Holy Cross Cemetery service will begin at 3pm in the infant section of the cemetery located at Burleigh and Nash Avenues.


Special guests at this service include Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz, a Milwaukee native and retired bishop of Lincoln, NE who helped preside at the burial of the Vital Med babies in 1988, Bishop Donald Hying, auxiliary bishop of Milwaukee, Lutheran Pastor Reverend Mark Knappe, Pro-Life Wisconsin State Director Peggy Hamill, Father William Kurz, S. J. of Marquette University, and Laura Brown of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign. The event will be emceed by Monica Migliorino Miller, director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, the organization that retrieved the majority of the aborted babies buried at Holy Cross.


Peggy Hamill, State Director of Pro-Life Wisconsin, attended a burial of aborted babies at Holy Cross years ago. "That was the most touching funeral that I have ever experienced in my life," she said. "When retrieved aborted babies are laid to rest, we are reminded of their personhood and dignity as human beings. It moves our hearts to recognize the fact that these tiny pre-born children are full human persons, and they deserve to be treated as such."


Monica Migliorino Miller, director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society states: "All of these unborn children met a terrible, violent death in legalized abortion. Their bodies were then literally thrown away in the trash. Members of our group retrieved many of these babies from clinic dumpsters and trash cans. Since 1973 (Roe v Wade) over 50 million unborn children have been killed. Only a small fraction of these victims were humanely buried because pro-lifers took them from the trash. These graves puncture the American landscape and are a tragic and visible reminder that we must end the injustice of abortion. On September 14th these memorial services, right at the graves of the victims, will be a powerful public witness to our nation that abortion truly kills innocent human beings and serve as a call for justice, healing and forgiveness."


Videos of Milwaukee news coverage of the original Sept. 10, 1988 are available at the following links. For coverage from Channel 4, click here. For coverage from Channel 6, click here