About the Gravesite of 13 Unborn Babies in Mendota Heights, Minnesota
Day of Remembrance
Saturday, September 9 at 10:00 a.m. (map)
Sponsored by Pro-Life Action Ministries
Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, holds the burial place of thirteen aborted babies recovered in 1987.
The babies were found in the trash dumpster behind the Robbinsdale abortion center in Robbinsdale, Minnesota on January 13 of that year.
Pro-Life Action Ministries made this grisly discovery known to Minnesota and the nation through a press conference, followed by a funeral and burial for these precious babies.
As pictured above, Rev. Glenn Harless of Calvary Lutheran Church presided over the burial.
2014 Day of Remembrance
See a video of the 2014 National Day of Remembrance service in Mendota Heights below, complete with music by the United States Air Force Reserve band.
Guest speakers included Brian Gibson of Pro-Life Action Ministries, Rev. Chris Monson of East Immanuel Church, Rev. Brian Walker, Program Director of Pro-Life Action Ministries, and Br. Paul O’Donnell, who was Executive Director of the organization when the babies were buried. Read a full report on the Day of Remembrance in Mendota Heights here.
2013 Day of Remembrance
On the first annual National Day of Remembrance, Brian Gibson of Pro-Life Action Ministries addressed the crowd:
By being here today, we remember that with every abortion there is a tiny, broken body as these little children, made in the image and likeness of God, are brutally killed. And we remember that the parents of these children go on to suffer greatly for the abortion they participated in, greatly needing the mercy and forgiveness of God.
Brian was on the staff of Pro-Life Action Ministries when the babies were found 26 years ago. He encouraged the 70 attendees of the memorial service to continue to go out on their own to the grave-site to pray.
See an excerpt of Brian's speech in the video below, and read a full account of the service here.