Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Saturday, Oct. 24 Memorial Service Will Honor Babies Killed by Kermit Gosnell
Memorial Service Will Honor Babies Killed by Kermit Gosnell
NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ --
Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued the
following statement regarding the National Day of Remembrance for
Victims of Gosnell's Clinic, to take place at noon on Saturday, Oct.
24, at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia:
"In 2010, the
Philadelphia abortion clinic of Kermit Gosnell was raided, for reasons
unrelated to abortion, and in the course of that raid, the body parts of
aborted children were discovered in bags, jars and cartons in the
freezer and other places around the filthy clinic.
babies were denied the dignity of a proper funeral even though Priests
for Life, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Charismatic Episcopal
Church requested of the Medical Examiner that the bodies be released
for that purpose. Instead, the babies were secretly cremated and their
ashes interred at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
"At Priests for Life,
we named these children in a religious service in 2013 and now we will
lead a memorial service to recognize their dignity and honor their
"We call on America to remember the horrific case of
Kermit Gosnell, who now sits in prison for life because of the babies
he killed even after birth. And we call on America to honor the bodies
of all aborted children by visiting their gravesites. The National Day
of Remembrance, of which Saturday's service is a part, does this around
the country, and is co-sponsored by Priests for Life, Citizens for a
Pro-life Society, and Pro-life Action League. See www.AbortionMemorials.com for details."
Archbishop Craig Bates, Patriarch of the
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church, is one of
the religious leaders who will speak at the service, said: "Our
Christian conscience demands that we provide a burial for these
innocent victims. It is the decent and right thing to do."