Day of Remembrance News and Pressroom
The National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children is a joint project of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Priests for Life and the Pro-Life Action League. If you are a reporter covering this event, you may wish to contact us for an interview or more information.
The first annual National Day of Remembrance was officially launched with an April 23, 2013 press release [PDF]. The event took place on Saturday, September 14, 2013, and was a great success, with over 100 memorial services held at locations all over the country, including 38 gravesites of aborted children. The event has continued to grow year by year every since.
A press release will be posted here in August 2019 announcing the 7th annual Day of Remembrance, which is scheduled for September 14, 2019.
About the Sponsors of the Day of Remembrance
The National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children is being organized by three national pro-life groups:
Citizens for a Pro-Life Society is an activist pro-life group, informed by Catholic principles of social justice teaching, that organizes projects both on the national and local level to confront the actual practice of abortion, publically promote the sanctity of human life through pickets, demonstrations, rallies, conferences, workshops, non-violent direct action, and educational outreach on the life-issues with the ultimate goal of making abortion illegal and building a culture of life. CPLS is directed by Monica Miller. Visit website.
Fr. Frank Pavone
Priests for Life is a multifaceted ministry under the national directorship of Fr. Frank Pavone that aims to encourage and equip all believers—whether Catholic or not, whether clergy or laity—to bring an end to abortion. This is accomplished through a team of priests and lay leaders who travel to parishes and pro-life events to present educational seminars, conduct strategy sessions, spread the pro-life message in the media, and make sure that Churches have the pro-life information and training they need. Priests for Life gives special emphasis to healing after abortion through its Rachel's Vineyard and Silent No More Awareness Campaign, and also also equips Christians to influence public policy and elect pro-life candidates. Visit website.
The Pro-Life Action League was founded by veteran pro-life leader Joe Scheidler in 1980 to empower pro-lifers to put their convictions into effective, grassroots action in their own neighborhoods through public protest, political action, prayer campaigns and community education. A central focus of the League is pro-life witness at abortuaries, especially through sidewalk counseling. Joe's son Eric Scheidler serves as the League's executive director. Visit website.[Back to Top]