Photo: Rev. Brian Walker (speaking) and Brian Gibson led the National Day of Remembrance service at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota, Minn. before children placed roses on the gravesite as the names of each of the 13 aborted babies buried there were read.
By Brian Gibson, Executive Director
The evening before the 7th National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, a horrific discovery was made public — the remains of 2,246 aborted babies, medically preserved, at the home of deceased abortionist Ulrich Klopfer in Illinois. Klopfer had been a notorious abortionist in Indiana, where in 2016 he had his license suspended for multiple state statute violations.
Efforts are being made by multiple pro-life organizations and several churches to receive the remains and have the opportunity to give these children burials. The county coroner currently has possession of the children’s remains. We certainly hope that this coroner will act far better than the Philadelphia coroner who refused to release the remains of children found in Kermit Gosnell’s abortion mill for a funeral and proper burial.
On Saturday, September 14, we conducted a graveside prayer service at Resurrection Cemetery as part of the 7th National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children. This is where the remains of 13 babies killed by abortion were interred in January 1987 after the grisly discovery of their bodies in the trash dumpster behind the abortion mill in Robbinsdale. For the seventh year in a row, we came out to remember all killed by abortion. We prayed for those who had these children aborted. We asked for the conversion of those who work in the abortion industry. And we asked for God’s mercy on us all.
A primary reason for this Day of Remembrance is the recognition that with each and every abortion, no matter how early or late in the pregnancy, there are the remains of a baby. These bodily remains must be a reminder to us and to the world of the horrific reality of abortion. And because of this reminder, we hold out hope of ending this worst of human rights violations.