This morning, we gathered pro-lifers in front of the Philadelphia medical coroner’s office for a second time, after we were locked out the first time this July, demanding the release of 47 tiny humans for burial.
These babies died at the hand of a vicious man who held a license to practice medicine, but we all know he did killing than healing. They were found in freezers and jars in the office of abortionist, Kermit Gosnell, and are now in the custody of the city coroner’s office.
But that should not be their final resting place. They deserve a marked grave where their lives will never be forgotten.
While these little babies died no differently than the more than 3,300 who are snuffed out each day in abortion facilities in Philadelphia and across the nation. They are cherished and valued because they are members of our human family and were, just like us, created in God’s image, before they met their dreadful fate at the hands of Kermit Gosnell.
The fact that the city of Philadelphia is by-passing its own regulations and is holding these these human persons hostage is distasteful and inhumane. They have been so heartless as to not even release the 3 children whom the courts ruled as legal “persons,” whose lives ended in first degree murder.
Instead of releasing these unclaimed babies to pro-lifers and clergyman, Sam Gulino, the city medical coroner has said that his office could hold the remains for up to 10 years.
Instead of putting the horrific legacy of Kermit Gosnell and his house of horrors behind them and learning from this tragedy, the city of Philadelphia is simply hoping we will forget and move on. Hoping that no one will notice that they are victimizing these babies all over again by refusing to acknowledge their humanity.
For the sake of these children and their mothers who have had to relive the pain of their abortion, who have now seen their children identified as victims of murder, some so horrendously as seeing their name on the jar their child’s foot was being kept in, we need a time to mourn. There is nothing more important to heal from this as individuals, a community, and as a nation then to remember the lives of these children, take time to grieve our loss, and allow for the healing that only comes through this process. These children deserve better in death than we afforded them in life – their mothers deserve better in coming to grips with the loss of their child than the jar of paraldehyde or freezer bag Kermit Gosnell afforded their children in death.
While we can’t bury the 3,300 victims of abortion each day, we can start by burying these 47 babies.