A dignified farewell for those destructively killed

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Chris Woodward, Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

cemetery of the innocents white crossesThe remains of thousands of aborted babies will be given proper burial tomorrow in Indiana.

Jackie Appleman, executive director of St. Joseph County Right to Life, offers some history that led up to Wednesday's observance.

"Over 2,000 fetal remains were found in the garage of late abortionist Dr. Ulrich Klopfer," says Appleman. "He was an abortionist who lived in Illinois but did abortions in Indiana – and after he passed away in September, as his family was going through his stuff, they found boxes and boxes of these remains in his garage, and they found some in the trunks of some of his cars as well. So, it was very horrific finding those and hearing that news."

Attorney General Curtis Hill (R-Indiana) said in January that he planned to "provide for a dignified burial of the remains at a public cemetery in a non-denominational matter."


"We're really grateful to Attorney General Hill for living up to his promise that these remains will be given the proper and dignified burial that they deserve," Appleman shares with OneNewsNow. "We'll have a burial service this Wednesday, February 12, at 1:00 p.m."

The attorney general will make a few remarks on behalf of the State of Indiana.

"After he's done, Right to Life Michiana will lead a short prayer service," Appleman continues. "We understand this is short notice and it's in the middle of a work day, so Right to Life Michiana, Right to Life Northeast Indiana, and Lake County Right to Life will host a memorial service on Sunday, February 23 at 3:00 p.m."

Both burial services will be at Southlawn Cemetery in South Bend, Indiana.

"These are human lives and they deserve the same dignity and respect as all human lives," Appleman concludes. "They deserve to have life – not to be poisoned and dismembered and killed via the violence of abortion. And at the very least, we can give them the proper burial that they deserve as human beings."

Meanwhile, Indiana is considering legislation (SB 299) to make sure any aborted baby can receive burial or cremation. Indiana State Senator Elizabeth Brown, a co-author of the measure, explains that the state passed a bill requiring the two methods of dealing with aborted children three years ago, but her bill simply provides the mechanism to implement it.

"[It defines] exactly what requirements will be placed upon the abortion clinics, [as well as] the types of forms they will need to supply the Department of Health so that [it] will then be able to implement guidelines and actually enforce it," Brown states.

Under the legislation, even women who go through chemical abortions at home will be able to avail themselves of the services.

"We are making sure that women understand – regardless of the type of abortion they select – that [one], they will be informed this is an option and [two], they will also understand they are the ones making the choice in terms of where they'd like their baby's remains interred or cremated."

If the women do not make a choice, the abortuary will still have the responsibility and the clinic will bear the cost, which is minimal.

Editor's note: Image above is a "cemetary of the innocents" -- one of many across the U.S. commemorating the deaths of millions of unborn babies by abortion since 1973.


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