Our longtime friend Monica Miller of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society reports that on Saturday, May 3, 2008 the Archdiocese of Detroit will provide a funeral Mass and burial for 25 aborted babies retrieved from the trash dumpsters behind Woman Care abortion clinics owned and operated by notorious abortionist Alberto Hodari.
Funeral Mass for Aborted Babies in Detroit
The funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 AM at St. Gerald’s Church, 21300 Farmington Road, Farmington, Michigan. A private burial service will take place for the aborted babies immediately following the Mass at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield, Michigan.
In February and March 2008 pro-lifers, including members of Citizens for a Pro-life Society, discovered bio-hazardous waste, numerous patient records and the remains of aborted babies in the dumpsters of Hodari’s abortion clinics.
The dumpsters at Woman Care clinics in Lathrup Village, Sterling Heights and Southgate, Michigan were monitored from February 8, 2008 through March 2, 2008. Monica Migliorino Miller, director of CPLS, and others, discovered remains of aborted babies, bloody suction gauze tubing used in abortions, blood drenched surgical paper, dozens of glass medicine vials, used syringes, IV bags with tubing and sharps, numerous condoms and condom wrappers probably used for ultra-sounds, bloody surgical gloves, dozens of bloody suction canulas used in abortions and over 200 patient records.
On March 6, 2008 the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and Lathrup Village police conducted an investigation of the waste material Miller turned over to authorities. On March 10, 2008 they also conducted their own search of the Lathrup Village trash dumpster and found bio-hazardous waste material. The Oakland County prosecutor’s office is expected to charge Hodari with violating Michigan State laws on improper disposal of patient records.
‘These unborn babies are the Throw-aways of our society. They were killed in violent acts of abortion, and literally thrown away in the trash- destined to find their final resting place with garbage in a land-fill. When we found them we discovered the awful secret of their hidden and silent deaths.
Now they are embraced by God’s people and buried with other babies. This tomb will be a place of refuge especially for grieving mothers and dads who regret that they made the decision to abort their children?a place of reconciliation. We are grateful to the Archdiocese of Detroit that some justice will be done for these few little ones and may this act of mercy proclaim to all the world that human life is sacred.’
So-called Comprehensive Sex Education Based on Lies
Colin Mason of the Population Research Institute offers some trenchant observations about an address His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI gave to Catholic educators at the Catholic University of America during his recent trip to the United States.
Mason notes that after congratulating them on their efforts against a “crisis of faith” and a “crisis of truth,” the Holy Father went on to tell them why American education was failing:
“We observe today a timidity in the face of the category of the good and an aimless pursuit of novelty parading as the realization of freedom,” the Pope said, seated in a wooden throne designed by CUA students. “We witness an assumption that every experience is of equal worth and a reluctance to admit imperfection and mistakes. And particularly disturbing, is the reduction of the precious and delicate area of education in sexuality to management of ‘risk,’ bereft of any reference to the beauty of conjugal love.”
While these words were primarily intended for Catholic educators across the country, they hold a special meaning for the pro-life movement. They describe, in a beautifully succinct way, what we fight against every day: a sexual culture of lies, misrepresentations and illusions that results in an epidemic of contraception, sterilization, and abortion…
Consequently, says Benedict, sex is taught as risk management. The wonder and beauty of conjugal love is reduced to a series of don’ts: Don’t get a sexually transmitted disease, don’t get overly attached to your temporary “partner,” and, above all, don’t get pregnant.
The Illogic of “Comprehensive” Sex Ed Programs
Apropos of these remarks, it’s worth calling our attention to a mockery of a Congressional hearing on abstinence education held last week. At said hearing, there was a brief but telling Q & A exchange that betrayed the illogic of those who obdurately support so-called comprehensive sex education.
Rep. Virginia Foxx asked each of the panel’s members a simple yes or no question: Would they support abstinence funding if it were proven to be as or more effective than “comprehensive” sex education?
Five of the seven members of the panel answered, “No.”
As Catholic writer Mark Shea is fond of saying, “Sin makes you stupid.”