IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Leslie Palma
Date: July 26, 2012 347-286-7277
National Funeral Service Friday Morning
STATEN ISLAND, NY -- Father Frank Pavone, National Director
of Priests for Life, issued the following statement about a funeral service
planned for tomorrow for an aborted baby.
“On Friday morning, July 27, I will stand proudly with my
brothers and sisters of Operation Save America to honor the body of an aborted
child for whom we will offer a memorial service in which the public will have
an opportunity to participate. We have also arranged for the burial of the
“It is not often that we have the bodies of aborted babies.
Unfortunately, the act by which their lives are dishonored and their bodies
dismembered takes those bodies and discards them with the medical waste.
“But once in a while, we are able to retrieve these bodies.
When we do so, we give them the honor that others have denied them. The act of
violence that killed them is done in secret; we believe that the act of
reparation that honors them should be done in public. The cold-hearted killing
was done in darkness; the broken-hearted mourning should be done in the bright
light of day.
“We will have an open casket at this memorial service so
that people can see the bruised body of this baby. The body is intact, having
been killed by prostaglandin abortion, which induces violent contractions that
bruise and ultimately kill the child. Seeing the child awakens the conscience
to the fact that abortion kills real people, and must be put to an end without
This service will
occur Friday, July 27, in Charlotte, NC at the intersection of Trade and Tryon
at 10 a.m. ET.
Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro-life organization
dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit