National Day of Remembrance for Unborn Children, September 14, 2019

About the Burial Site of 30 Aborted Babies in Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan gravesite

Fr. Frank Pavone presides over the burial service at Assumption Grotto in Detroit. [Photo by Diane Korzeniewski]

Assumption Grotto in Detroit is the burial site of seven babies killed by abortionist Reginald Sharpe in March and April of 2008. Their bodies were retrieved from the trash dumpster behind the Sharpe's abortion facility, Women's Advisory in Livonia, MI.

The recovery of the bodies from the dumpster was overseen by Dr. Monica Miller of Day of Remembrance sponsoring organization Citizens for a Pro-Life Society. On June 27, the funeral and burial were conducted by Bishop John Quinn of the Diocese of Winona, Minnesota, Fr. Frank Pavone of Day of Remembrance sponsor Priests for Life and a host of other pro-life clergy.

EWTN provided television coverage of the burial and many other media outlets covered the story. More images of the burial can be found here.

See here a moving tribute to and list of names of some of the babies buried at Assumption Grotto [PDF]

The video below, entitled Requiem for the Disappeared—Burial for Abortion Victims shows first hand the retreival and burial of these precious babies:

Watch footage of the funeral and burial, including Fr. Frank Pavone's moving words at the gravesite in the video below from Priests for Life:

Day of Remembrance 2013

On September 14, 2013, over 150 pro-life people gathered at the burial site at Assumption Grotto to remember the babies buried there. You can see all the speeches from the Detroit Day of Remembrance below:

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