Colorado Church Buries Aborted Fetuses' AshesThe very thought that there are people in this country who have a problem with this baffles me. It's not enough that they champion the abortion of these little babies; they demand some ignominious destruction of the remains as well.
By Catherine Tsai, Associated Press Writer
BOULDER, Colo. - A Roman Catholic church buried the ashes of hundreds of aborted fetuses Sunday, a day after the 32nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal, drawing criticism that the church was exploiting women's grief to make a political statement.
A crowd of 250 parishioners prayed as the ashes were buried in the Sacred Heart of Mary Church cemetery, while a handful of protesters gathered nearby holding signs that read, "This church is a grave robber."
A mortuary hired by the abortion clinic to dispose of the fetuses had been giving the ashes to the church for years to be buried at a memorial. Dr. Warren Hern, clinic director, said he had no idea such an arrangement had been made and said his contract required the mortuary to bury the ashes in its own plot. (link)
You may be wondering what lame excuse these perverse individuals have for objecting to a simple compassionate burial of the fetuses. Its about as weak as it could be:
... Kate Horle, spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains [naturally], has said many of [clinic director Dr. Warren Hern's] patients were devastated by the news of a religious service.
"Our concern is for the women who had personal relationships with Dr. Hern and their understanding of what would happen with the fetuses," she said.
"That trust was violated with a third party."
I know she just made that up but one wonders what kind of arrangement the abortionist might have had with the women who had these children killed at his "clinic." The mortuary had cremated the remains as prescribed in its agreement with the abortionist so that couldn't have been their objection. I suppose they had expected the ashes to then be thrown in the garbage. How much more comforting for the mothers that thought must have been.
As for the reaction of the "doctor" to the church's action, Hern "called the service last week 'a cynical exploitation of private grief for political purposes.'" As one might expect.
"Exploitation." I'll bet Dr. Hern is in the abortion business for the educational experience.