On Friday, June 27, 2008 at the Assumption Grotto Church in Detroit,
a Funeral Mass and Burial was held for aborted babies that were
retrieved in April 2008 from the trash dumpster behind the Women's
Advisory abortion clinic, Livonia, Michigan.
The burial was held at the Assumption Grotto Parish, 13770 Gratiot
Avenue, Detroit. The main celebrant was Bishop Daniel Flores,
Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit. The burial service took place immediately
after Mass in the Grotto cemetery. Fr. Frank Pavone delivered the
This was the second aborted baby burial in two months in Michigan!
A press conference was also held by the Citizens for
a Pro-life Society on the morning of the
burial, Friday, June 27th, at the abortion clinic where the babies were
killed, namely at Women's Advisory, 27549 Six Mile Road in Livonia.
All the media were invited. The goal was to expose the
atrocity of abortion, that human beings are in fact murdered in abortion
and their bodies thrown into the trash. They discussed how Woman's
Advisory dumped bio-hazard waste and the patient records issue. They also
discussed abortionist Reginald's Sharpe's revocation of his license
for a botched 3rd trimester abortion and the newly proposed
Michigan state legislation: The Human Treatment of Miscarried and
Aborted Babies Act.
There were 7 coffins representing the aborted babies that were
Fr. Frank and Priests for Life invited all pro-life people to take part
spiritually in this funeral. “Abortion is too abstract,” Fr. Frank stated.
“Amidst the din of political, philosophical, and religious arguments, we too
easily lose sight of the fact that we are talking about real people.
Funerals bring us back to reality. Burials awaken consciences. Through
this ceremony, we restore some measure of the respect that should have
been given these babies when they were alive in the womb. Let’s honor them
together, and allow them, though dead, to speak to our nation and rouse the
conscience of our citizens and leaders!”
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