Pro-life activists this week are remembering the first anniversary of the gruesome and shocking discovery of the aborted remains of over 100 babies – including five who were old enough to have potentially survived outside the womb. Despite the discovery, which gained national attention and prompted the rallying cry, “Justice for the Five,” law enforcement officials have seemingly taken no action to investigate the circumstances surrounding their deaths at the hands of Washington, D.C. abortionist Cesare Santangelo.
On March 25, 2022, Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU) Founder and Executive Director Terrisa Bukovinac and PAAU Director of Activism Lauren Handy went to Washington Surgi-Center, Santangelo’s abortion business, to engage in pro-life activism. While there, they recovered the remains of the 115 preborn children, including five who were victims of late-term abortions. Evidence and expert testimony suggest that some of these children were potentially born alive and then killed, or were killed via an illegal D&X or ‘partial-birth’ abortion procedure. A complete timeline of events and more details surrounding this discovery can be found in this Live Action News report.
Most of the children were later buried in a funeral mass, while the remains of the five older babies were turned over to the D.C. Medical Examiner for forensic investigation. Following this, more than 60 members of congress signed letters sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland, the D.C. Police Department, and Mayor Muriel Bowser, demanding an investigation into the deaths. Despite this, no action has been taken, and Santangelo continues to commit abortions.
Click below to watch the video of these babies on YouTube:
In commemoration of the one-year anniversary of this discovery, PAAU is holding a number of events to once again raise awareness and demand justice.
“We are demanding hearings for these victims, accountability for their killer, and a national ban on abortion at viability when a baby can live outside the womb,” the group said.
This week’s events include:
- Tuesday – Press conference and demonstration at the DC Board of Medicine
- Wednesday – Lobby Day on Capitol Hill
- Thursday – Direct action outside the Rayburn House Office Building
- Friday – Demonstration and sidewalk outreach at Washington Surgi-Center
- Saturday – Memorial and funeral march at the Medical Examiner
More information and registration for these events can be found here.
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