“Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.” – Andre Malraux
I am not sure how the conversation came up in the widow/widower support group I belonged to at the time. It may have been due to the impending presidential election and everyone speaking their minds, but one widower in our THEOS group spoke up. “I am pro-abortion,” he said. It seemed that Fred had been a policeman in St Louis and his experiences in finding the dead bodies of aborted babies in the street hardened his heart to wanting abortion to be legal.
“Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.” (Psalm 25:5)
I cannot explain how seeing the dead bodies of babies in the street would make legal abortion something to be desired. Was it because it became his job to dispose of the bodies that he wanted abortion clinics to handle the mess? I did not ask. All I remember is his saying, “I felt so sorry for those women having to do that to themselves.” Yet he had no sorrow for the babies that lay dead in the streets of downtown St. Louis. I guess it is easier if you do not have to see the dead bodies and it makes abortion nothing more than blobs of unwanted tissue. But Fred could tell what they were. He could see they were dead babies. And he was sure that legal abortion was the answer to the problem.
“These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace;” (Zechariah 8:16)
So just what do these safe legal abortion places do with the bodies? In the 70s and 80s, it was common for prolife groups to find the bodies thrown into the dumpsters in the back alleys behind the abortion clinics. Like so much unwanted garbage, they were left there usually in defiance of laws against the indiscriminate dumping of medical waste. Grizzly reminders of what the fruit of abortion truly is. The humble members of the pro-life movement devoted themselves to properly handing and burying the dead. As word of the shocking discoveries were made and an outcry against these practices arose, abortion clinics began to buy large industrial size garbage disposals. According to the various abortionists, even when it became illegal to dispose of the bodies this way, laws were lax and compliance not strictly enforced. Therefore, they continued to use the garbage disposals since it was much cheaper than using the services of a funeral home or crematorium. The aborted infant’s remains would be flushed into the garbage dispose, down into the sewage system where the water was transferred to a waste water treatment center and the water recycled into the city’s water supply. Unfortunately, they still had problem of getting the bigger second and third trimester babies to go down into the garbage disposal. Ultimately, their goal was to find the cheapest and easiest means of getting rid of the bodies.
“Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, and before you were born, I consecrated you.” (Jeremiah 1:4-5)
Renee Chelian, executive director of an abortion clinic in Detroit, Michigan, at the 2014 National Abortion Federation conference in San Francisco, complained about having too many infants remains to dispose of, for which she stated she could have up to five-months-worth of aborted infant remains in her freezer at any one time. She disliked her need to use the garbage disposal and she discussed how the various abortion clinics should unite and buy a parcel of land in Detroit on which to build an incinerator and share the costs of disposing of the bodies. Ironically, she apparently never thought of how much this process would resemble the Nazi death camps and crematoriums. The audience laughed with her when she stated she wanted to drive to some desolated place in the woods, build a bonfire where no one would see her and dispose of all those unwanted bodies.
“Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don’t stand back and let them die. Don’t try to disclaim responsibility by saying you didn’t know about it.” (Proverbs 24:11-12)
How and when exactly someone discovered they could make a profit from the bodies is unclear. They started to harvest the organs and sell them to medical supply companies. The demand for baby parts was huge and the profit even bigger. Like Nazis who found a way to use the skin of dead Jews for lamp shades, abortion clinics found a way to make an even greater killing off the baby’s dead bodies. When the sick nature of the process was exposed by the Center for Medical Progress, the members of the team exposing the crimes by workers at Planned Parenthood were themselves arrested and sued. The obvious videos were declared ‘edited’ in order to discredit the truth provided. And once again the plight of the disposal of the dead went silent.
“The Lord hates hands that shed innocent blood.” (Proverbs 6:16)
In Vietnam, a courageous man named Tong Phuoc Phuc decided it was wrong for the bodies to be simply thrown into the garbage or flushed down the sewage system He asked for and received the bodies of the aborted and then began to give them a proper burial. He has literally buried over 11,000 of little aborted babies, saying, “It is the least I can do.” He then began to speak to women going in for abortions. He takes in up to 35 young pregnant women at a time in his small humble residence where he and his wife help them until after the baby is born. Some have dropped off their children for Tong to raise making it a large orphanage as well. His home has become a pro-life haven.
“Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” (1 John 3:18)
As a result of the pro-life movement and the finding of the babies in the dumpsters, numerous memorials to the unborn child have arisen though out our nation. It is possible for all who desire to honor the babies lost to abortion and miscarriage with simple memorials as a reminder that even the smallest of mankind touches the lives of us all. It is a small act of healing for our hearts and the mission for which we are called, to show compassion to the least of our brothers and sisters in life and in death.
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Revelations 21:4)
Also, I would not drink the water in Detroit if I were you.