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Archbishop Chaput Asks for the Bodies of Gosnell's Victims to Lay Them to Rest

Kudos and prayer for Archbishop Charles Chaput for requesting to bury the bodies of Kermit Gosnell and his "House of Horrors" abortion clinic. I pray that this happens. No event would highlight the difference between those who view each and every life as sacred and those who stuff human beings into hazardous waste bags. A prayerful burial would, I believe, help some healing begin.

USA Today reports:

Investigators found 47 bodies from abortions stuffed in cat litter, bags, boxes and juice containers in Gosnell's squalid Philadelphia clinic.

Now that the trial for abortion provider Kermit Gosnell has ended with a conviction, many are asking what public officials in Philadelphia plan to do with the 47 bodies from the case.

After Gosnell's arrest in 2011, then-archbishop cardinal Justin Rigali asked the district attorney's office for the bodies of the aborted fetuses. The bodies were being retained for the trial, but after it ended and Gosnell was sentenced to life in prison, Rigali's successor, Archbishop Charles Chaput, has renewed the request to bury the bodies.

Francis Maier, special assistant to Chaput, said that he doesn't know whether a service would include a Catholic Mass, but he said it would be quiet and dignified.


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Sharon said...

I think they should suggest that any women who were also victims in the clinic come to the burial service, and should offer a Project Rachel retreat for them, too.

Donna M said...

Sooo disturbing!
Poor little hearts!
Don't envy the poor people who are making the attempt at recovering the body parts.

Stephanie said...

They wouldn't give the bodies to Fr Frank Pavone. Here's hoping they'll give them to the Archbishop. Those poor babies deserve nothing less than a proper, repectful burial.

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