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Gravestone at Roselawn Cemetery in Tallahassee, Florida.  In 1988, members of the Pro-Life Action League and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, both sponsoring organizations of the Day of Remembrance, uncovered the remains of thousands of aborted children in the loading doc of Vital Med labrotory in Northbrook, Illinois.  On August 6, 1988, 721 of those babies were given a proper burial at Roselawn Cemetery, Tallahassee, FL. Gravestone at Roselawn Cemetery in Tallahassee, Florida. In 1988, members of the Pro-Life Action League and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, both sponsoring organizations of the Day of Remembrance, uncovered the remains of thousands of aborted children in the loading doc of Vital Med labrotory in Northbrook, Illinois. On August 6, 1988, 721 of those babies were given a proper burial at Roselawn Cemetery, Tallahassee, FL. National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children

Pro-life Americans set to memorialize children lost to abortion with national day of remembrance

Pro-life Americans across the U.S. are set to come together Saturday, September 12 at the gravesites of tens of thousands of aborted children and other sites dedicated in their memory for the eighth annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children.

A solemn prayer vigil, the Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children is an opportunity for pro-life advocates to give a pro-life witness and honor the many lives lost to abortion.

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The National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children is a cooperative effort between Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Priests for Life and the Pro-Life Action League

The event uses the #RememberTheAborted hashtag.

“Having a memorial service where these babies are buried reminds us that abortion is not merely about beliefs, but about bloodshed,” said Priests for Life National Director Fr. Frank Pavone, co-director for the National Day of Remembrance, adding, “not just about viewpoints, but victims.”

Tweet This: “Having a memorial service where these babies are buried reminds us that abortion is not merely about beliefs, but about bloodshed” Fr. Frank Pavone

The first Day of Remembrance was held on Saturday, September 14, 2013.

The inaugural event was a success, organizers say, with over 100 memorial services conducted at locations all over the country. This included 38 gravesites of aborted children, and the event has continued to grow each year since.

Currently there are 177 memorial services scheduled nationwide for the 2020 Day of Remembrance.

“The graves of these victims are scattered across America,” said Monica Miller, director of Citizens for a Pro-life Society and co-director of the National Day of Remembrance, “graves of sorrow and graves of indictment on a nation that permitted the killing of the innocent.”

Local volunteer leaders are needed to assist the national team in coordinating the prayer vigils throughout the country, with the national team giving guidance and resources throughout the process. Specifics on hosting a memorial service are available HERE

There are presently 54 gravesites of aborted children, with local leaders needed for some of them.

“It's sobering to realize that grave markers for the unborn victims of abortion list only a date of burial,” said Eric Scheidler, Pro-Life Action League executive director and National Day of Remembrance co-director. “They have no birthdays because they were never allowed to be born.”

Tweet This: “It's sobering to realize that grave markers for the unborn victims of abortion list only a date of burial” - Eric Scheidler

For more information on the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children click HERE.

Lisa Bourne

Lisa Bourne is Managing Editor of Pregnancy Help News and Content Writer for Heartbeat International. She has worked in journalism and communication for the pro-life community, the Catholic Church, other Christian denominations and secular media for several years. She is married to Chris, and is the mother of three children here on earth, along with their two siblings in heaven. Lisa writes and manages Pregnancy Help News from Central Iowa. 

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