Human Interest

Pro-lifers hold funeral for aborted baby discovered in Ohio abortion facility trash

aborted baby

More than 150 pro-lifers attended a funeral on Saturday for a baby whose body was found in an abortion facility’s trash container in June.

Named Gianna-John by local pro-lifers, the baby was about 15 to 17 weeks when she was aborted at Northeast Ohio Women’s Center (NEOWC) in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. She was killed by the Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) abortion procedure, commonly known as dismemberment abortion. This is the most commonly used abortion procedure during the second trimester and the abortionist kills the baby by tearing her arms and legs from her torso before crushing her skull.

Screenshot: Created Equal

The interfaith funeral service was attended by the Executive Director of Northeast Ohio Right to Life Denise Leopold, Rev. Bob Schneider, and Monica Miglioriono Miller of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society. The burial plot and headstone were donated by the Catholic Cemeteries Association and the casket and vault were donated by Heaven’s Gain Ministries. Anthony Funeral Home donated their services for Gianna-John.

READ: Americans are horrified when babies are left in the trash, but abortionists do it legally every day

According to Life News, on June 7, 2021, a member of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society decided to search the trash containers at NEOWC. He found the baby, dismembered and wrapped in a blood-stained blue surgical pad. Also found in the trash were prescription vials, soiled suction cannulas used in abortions, bloody surgical papers, and urine cups that still had names of clinic patients on them, along with biohazard waste.


“This baby found in the NEOWC trash has suffered the greatest injustice that can be inflicted upon any human being,” said Migliorino Miller at the time the baby was found. “The child is a rejected human person, rejected by his or her own mother, sliced apart in an unspeakable act of violence, and then literally treated as trash!”

Northeast Ohio Right to Life, with Right to Life Ohio, filed complaints with the Ohio Board of Health, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and HIPAA violations with the Federal Office of Civil Rights. The abortion facility is under investigation.

The heartbreaking death and discovery of Gianna-John come as the Supreme Court prepares to hear Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization regarding Mississippi’s 15-week abortion restriction in December. That law was put in place in part because of the barbaric nature of D&E dismemberment abortions.

“Like” Live Action News on Facebook for more pro-life news and commentary!

What is Live Action News?

Live Action News is pro-life news and commentary from a pro-life perspective. Learn More

Contact for questions, corrections, or if you are seeking permission to reprint any Live Action News content.

GUEST ARTICLES: To submit a guest article to Live Action News, email with an attached Word document of 800-1000 words. Please also attach any photos relevant to your submission if applicable. If your submission is accepted for publication, you will be notified within three weeks. Guest articles are not compensated. (See here for Open License Agreement.) Thank you for your interest in Live Action News!

To Top