About the Gravesite of 721 Aborted Babies in Tallahassee, Florida
Gravestone at Roselawn Cemetery in Tallahassee, Florida.
Day of Remembrance
Saturday, September 8th at 10:00 a.m. (map)
Service will be held in the children's section located on the right hand side of the entrance road at the western end of the cemetery.
In 1988, members of the Pro-Life Action League and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, both sponsoring organizations of the Day of Remembrance, uncovered the remains of thousands of aborted children in the loading doc of Vital Med labrotory in Northbrook, Illinois.
On August 6, 1988, 721 of those babies were given a proper burial at Roselawn Cemetery in Tallahassee, Florida.
Dr. Monica Miller of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society said the following in the eulogy she delivered for the babies:
These are the very least of Christ’s brethren, the poorest of the poor. Why are these aborted babies the very least? Because they’re small, helpless, utterly and completely dependent? Yes. Because in terms of what the world values, they didn’t contribute anything? Yes. But the real reason is because they received the least charity. Indeed, while they lived, they received no charity at all.
This is the key to ending the holocaust: charity. We must show real love toward those whom the world hates. We must become saints and be filled with the compassion of saints. Why are four thousand preborn children slaughtered every day? This slaughter is a harvest of hate and despair—hate for God and the mystery and beauty of creation and despair over human existence itself.
A return to true Christian charity: this is what will end abortion. And it is not a very easy route, but it’s the only one that will really work.
The full text of Dr. Miller's eulogy can be found here [PDF].[Back to Top]