All these babies were retrieved off the the loading dock of Vital Med Laboratory in Northbrook, Illinois by members of Citizens for a Pro-life Society and the Pro-life Action League from February through September 1988. The babies were sent there via parcel post from nine different abortion mills. Most of the mills were the Women’s Health Organization Mills (WHO clinics) owned by Susan Hill. Apparently the WHO clinics had contracted with Vital Med to serve as means of disposal for the fetal remains. The WHO clinics were Raleigh WHO, Delaware WHO, Fort Wayne WHO, Summit WHO (in Milwaukee), Fargo WHO, Fairfield WHO (in New Jersey). The other clinics were Metropolitan Medical Services in Milwaukee and two Chicago area clinics.

An anonymous employee of Vital Med contacted Conrad Wojnar who operated several crisis pregnancy centers in the Chicago area and asked that pro-lifers come and take the babies for burial. The employee gave Conrad instructions on how to gain access to the loading dock.

The bodies of the babies were left out on the loading dock in the same boxes that they were shipped in. They were put out for pick up by a commercial incineration company called Precision Energy Systems to be burnt with trash. About 5000 bodies were retrieved altogether. Some 2000 of them were buried by Cardinal Joseph Bernardin of Chicago, who personally presided at the burial which took place at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois.

Some 1700 of the babies were buried by Citizens for a Pro-life Society, September 10, 1988 at Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin with the permission of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

Citizens for a Pro-life Society made arrangements to give the other aborted babies to pro-lifers in the various cities where the babies had been aborted. They arranged for proper burial. For example, the babies aborted in Raleigh, NC were buried in Chapel Hill, NC, and the babies killed at the Fargo WHO were given to the Diocese of Fargo and buried by Bishop James Sullivan.

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