National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children: Memorial Services for Aborted Babies Buried in Wisconsin
Every human being deserves the dignity of a decent burial. Recognizing this, compassionate pro-lifers buried more than 1,200 aborted children at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee in 1988. The bodies of these babies had been set out for trash pick-up on a loading dock, and they included hundreds of unborn children aborted at two, now closed, Milwaukee abortion facilities.
To mark the anniversary of the burial of these aborted babies, the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, a nationwide event, will take placeSeptember 13th. On this day, memorial services will be held throughout the United States, including all grave sites of aborted babies, as well as dozens of memorial markers for the victims of abortion.
In Wisconsin, memorial services will be held in Milwaukee and Dane at the graves of aborted babies. A memorial service will also be held at the memorial to the unborn at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse.
In Milwaukee, the memorial service at Holy Cross Cemetery is organized by Pro-Life Wisconsin. The service will begin at 1:30 pm in the infant section of the cemetery located at Burleigh and Nash Avenues. It will be led by Bishop Donald Hying, auxiliary bishop of the Milwaukee Archdiocese.
Peggy Hamill, State Director of Pro-Life Wisconsin, will MC the Milwaukee Memorial. "When we honor the lives of pre-born babies, we are reminded of their personhood and dignity as human beings," Hamill said. "It moves our hearts to recognize the fact that these tiny pre-born children are full human persons, and they deserve to be treated as such."
Memorial Service in Milwaukee: September 13, 1:30-2:30pm at Holy Cross Cemetery (Children's Section)
7301 W Nash St, Milwaukee, WI 53216
The service will be led by Bishop Donald Hying.
Memorial Service in Dane: September 13, 10:00-11:00am at a burial site located on the church grounds of St. Michael's Parish.
Memorial Service in La Crosse: September 13, 1:30pm-2:30pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine's Memorial to the Unborn. Speaker will be Sam Guzman,
Communications Director for Pro-Life Wisconsin.
Videos of Milwaukee news coverage of the original Sept. 10, 1988 memorial are available at the following links. For coverage from Channel 4, click here. For coverage from Channel 6, click here.
Pro-Life Wisconsin Encouraged by Abortion Decline, Presses on in Fight for Personhood
Pro-Life Wisconsin is encouraged by the news that the induced abortion rate continues to decline in Wisconsin, falling nearly 7% in 2013, according to statistics released Wednesday by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The number of abortions performed in 2013 in Wisconsin was the lowest since Roe v. Wade, decreasing 465 to 6,927.
The daily presence of Pro-Life Wisconsin’s sidewalk counselors and volunteers outside of abortion facilities, along with participation in campaigns such as 40 Days for Life, helps women choose life for their children. “In 2013, 208 babies were saved from abortion by sidewalk counselors in Milwaukee alone, that we know of,” said Dan Miller, Pro-Life Wisconsin board member and dedicated sidewalk counselor, about the decline. “God continually encourages His people to defend the most vulnerable members of the human family with good news like this.”
While Pro-Life Wisconsin is encouraged by the decline in abortions across the state, our work isn’t done yet. “Pro-Life Wisconsin’s network of dedicated grassroots activists, affiliates, and sidewalk counselors is saving lives every day, and our educational and legislative work is changing the culture of our great state,” said Sam Guzman, Communications Director for Pro-Life Wisconsin. “But while we are encouraged by the news of abortions declining in Wisconsin, we are not satisfied with a simple decline. We won’t rest until abortion is abolished in Wisconsin, and the dignity of every human person is recognized and protected by law.”