SOUTH BEND, IN – Indiana Right to Life President and CEO Mike Fichter today issued this statement on the burial of 2,411 aborted babies in South Bend:
“Today’s burial brings closure to the brief and tragic lives of these 2,411 little ones who were denied the opportunity to take their first breaths. They now rest together for all eternity, never to be forgotten.”
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SOUTH BEND, IN – The Indiana Office of Attorney General announced today that the 2,411 aborted babies discovered on the property of late abortionist Dr. Ulrich Klopfer will be memorialized at a burial service this Wednesday, February 12, at Southlawn Cemetery in South Bend. The service will commence at 1 p.m. EST. Attorney General Curtis Hill will offer remarks on behalf of the State of Indiana.
“This is a heartbreaking reminder that the world lost something of enormous value when these little lives were cut short by abortion,” states Indiana Right to Life President and CEO Mike Fichter. “We pray that the dignified and humane burial of these children is not the end of their story, but will serve as a constant reminder why we must always speak up when the God-given value of human life is denied.”
Indiana law, recently upheld by the United States Supreme Court, requires the humane burial or cremation of babies aborted in Indiana. Prior to enforcement of the 2016 law, aborted babies in Indiana, as in most states today, were discarded as common medical waste.
“We are grateful but saddened for this opportunity to mourn for the lives lost and the families broken by the violence of abortion. This is a tangible reminder of the inhumanity and horror of the abortion industry. Abortion is the ultimate form of dehumanization; it poisons, dismembers, and kills the most innocent among us,” states Right to Life of Michiana Executive Director Jackie Appleman. “We are burying 2,411 human remains; we are not burying 2,411 ‘missed periods’, ‘pregnancy tissue’, or ‘uterine contents’.”
For those unable to attend on Wednesday, Right to Life Michiana, Right to Life Northeast Indiana, and Lake County Right to Life will host a memorial service at Southlawn Cemetery on Sunday, February 23rd at 3:00 pm..
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