A memorial service was conducted by Pro-Life Action Ministries at the Mendota Heights, Minn. gravesite of 13 aborted babies as part of the fifth annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children September 9. These babies were discovered in the trash dumpster behind the Robbinsdale Clinic on January 13, 1987 and buried in Resurrection Cemetery three days later, making this one of the oldest gravesites of aborted babies in the country.
Brian Gibson, Executive Director of Pro-Life Action Ministries, described the events around the discovery of the bodies 30 years ago (see http://abortionmemorials.com/history/MendotaHeights.php) and led the participants in prayers of intercession. Rev. Brian Walker gave a powerful meditation on the value and dignity of these children’s lives. Participants lay roses on the grave marker as the names of the 13 babies were read. (They had been named by the late Br. Paul O’Donnell, Co-Founder of Pro-Life Action Ministries, shortly after they were discovered.)
Memorial services were held at 183 locations throughout the nation, including many at the 51 graves where aborted babies are laid to rest.
The Pro-Life Action League, Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, and Priests for Life coordinate the annual remembrance to increase awareness of the reality that every abortion results in the death of an innocent child and to honor these unborn boys and girls.