Vigils to be hosted at abortion victim burial sites for National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children

(LifeSiteNews) — Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, along with Priests for Life and the Pro-Life Action League, have declared September 18 the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, with vigils and memorials to take place at abortion victim gravesites nationwide.

The national day of mourning will be commemorated with over 100 memorial prayer vigils across the country at the various gravesites where the many victims of abortion have been buried.

“On this day dozens of memorial services will take place at the very same time at the very places where the victims of abortion are buried,” reads the announcement provided by Citizens for a Pro-Life Society (CPLS).

The National Day of Remembrance site has a map and a list of all the burial sites where the memorials will be taking place, and encourages all pro-lifers to attend.

“Join us at a prayer vigil near you,” reads the website, stating that there are 187 memorial vigils planned for tomorrow’s event covering all 50 states. “By participating in the National Day of Remembrance, visiting these solemn memorial places at other times of the year, and spreading the word about this prayer campaign, you are helping to humanize our aborted brothers and sisters and deepening your own commitment to ending the injustice of abortion.”

“When people become aware of the reality of abortion, they can more easily cut through the lies by which some try to justify it, and the natural apathy to which human nature is inclined. Even pro-life people are thrust into a higher level of commitment and activism.”

“Tens of thousands of these children have been retrieved and buried at gravesites across our country. The stories of how they were killed, how they were found, and how they were buried, along with the images and videos that accompany those events, are powerful tools to awaken the consciences of our fellow citizens,” writes CPLS. “Pro-lifers should be visiting these gravesites — and other memorial sites dedicated to aborted babies — as a regular part of their pro-life witness. That’s what the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children is all about.”

According to the 2020 data, 62,502,904 abortions have been conducted in America alone since the 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade imposed abortion on all 50 states.

From 1973 to 2012, America saw over a million abortions a year. The number has been reduced in the recent half decade but still remains at an official average of over 600,000 per year.

In 2019, abortion was the leading cause of death worldwide, with over 42 million abortions performed across the globe.

In another shocking studying from 2014, researchers estimated that over 1 billion abortions have been carried out worldwide since 1920. For comparison: The entire population of Europe is 748 million.

To learn more about the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, or to locate a vigil taking place near you, visit the website: https://nationaldayofremembrance.org/



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Chinese media: “We LAUGH” at Tiananmen Square vigils

Friday was the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, when Chinese tanks, under the direct command of the Communist dictatorship, attacked thousands of pro-democracy students who had gathered in at the square in the heart of Beijing. According to the British embassy, at least 10,000 people were murdered that day.

But after some huffing and puffing, well, the world moved on. After all, China was opening up its economy and there were plenty of people who wanted to make a buck or two billion there.

Turns out, not much has changed. Nike and Coca Cola literally lobbied against a U.S. bill that addressed the Uyghur genocide. They love that money too.

A Chinese propaganda outlet published this on the anniversary of Tiananmen:

“They’re laughing. They just said they’re laughing. Now, they always laughed; but just in private until recently. In public, maybe they were ashamed or at least pretended to be,” says Ezra Levant.

“Now they know they don’t have to. If they can get John Cena to blubber like that, and Nike — the brand of Black Lives Matter, the brand of Colin Kaepernick — if they can get the ‘Take A Knee’ guy to support Xinjiang — to lobby for genocide commerce, why not laugh?”

This is only an excerpt of Friday’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show. To watch the full episode, become a subscriber to RebelNews+.





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Vigils held for victims of Indianapolis shooting

A single bouquet of flower sits in the rocks across the street from the FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Saturday, April 17, 2021 where eight people were shot and killed. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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Candlelight vigils were held for the eight victims of a mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility. Vigils were expected to continue throughout Sunday.

Several community members were joined by Mayor Joe Hogsett and other officials on Saturday to gather to offer their sympathy and prayers.

Speakers shared their own experiences on gun violence and called for officials to take action.

Authorities were able to identify the victims of the shooting; their ages ranged from 19-to-74-years-old.

“Even though we may not have known them, we do love them,” Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett (D) said. “We do miss them, and in their name, we continue on.”

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogarth speaks at a vigil Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Krannert Park on Indianapolis’ west side to memorialize the eight people killed in the mass shooting at a FedEx warehouse. Behind him, members of the Sikh community, whose loved ones were killed, hold signs demanding policymakers make gun law reforms in the wake of the shooting. (AP Photo/Casey Smith)

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett speaks at a vigil Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Krannert Park on Indianapolis’ west side to memorialize the eight people killed in the mass shooting at a FedEx warehouse. (AP Photo/Casey Smith)

 

The 19-year-old gunman killed himself after the shooting. Officers have yet to find a motive as the investigation continues.

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Women vow to defy ban on vigils for Sarah Everard in UK murder case

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By Sonia Elks

LONDON, March 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Women in Britain vowed to push ahead with vigils on Saturday to remember murder victim Sarah Everard and protest about violence against women, despite organizers calling off events after police said these would breach COVID-19 restrictions.

Organizers at Reclaim These Streets said they were canceling a vigil on Clapham Common in south London near where Everard was last seen. Numerous other planned vigils around the country also followed suit.

But some women and campaign groups said they would be out anyway while others arranged online events and doorstep tributes for Everard, whose killing has sparked widespread anger and fear about women’s safety.

“To all those still thinking of heading to Clapham Common at 6pm tonight: we will be there! Please bring your sadness and your rage,” said anti-abuse campaign group Sisters Uncut in a post on Twitter.

“Police can ban a mass vigil or protest march but can’t stop people walking on their own or as two. Would suggest that all those that can could take a short walk tonight … ” said another user in a post hashtagged #vigilforSarah.

Everard, 33, disappeared while walking home from a friend’s house on March 3. Her body was later found in woods about 50 miles away in southeast England.

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London police officer Wayne Couzens, 48, appeared in court on Saturday charged with her kidnap and murder.

Her killing has led many women to share their fears of walking alone and experiences of being harassed or attacked by men in public, with calls for more action to be taken to address gendered violence and abuse.

Instead of a vigil on Clapham Common, Reclaim These Streets said it would be hosting an online meeting and asked supporters around the country to take part in a doorstep tribute with candles and lights.

Numerous other vigils were planned around the country, with many organizers also confirming these had been canceled, postponed or moved online.

Currently England is in a national lockdown to stem the coronavirus pandemic and people cannot leave or be outside of their homes except with a “reasonable excuse” and can only be outside with one other person.

London’s Metropolitan police faced criticism over its stance, with Reclaim These Streets saying the vigil would have been safe and legal. Organizers canceled after being told they could face fines of 10,000 pounds ($14,000) each.

“We take no joy in this event being canceled, but it is the right thing to do given the real and present threat of COVID-19,” Commander Catherine Roper, the Met’s lead for community engagement, said in a statement.

She added the police force understood the frustration of the cancellation but there were other ways to mourn in a safe way.

“Oh the irony. Women who want to reclaim the streets told to stay in,” said one woman on Twitter under the name Bev Ayre.

“Are we in Gilead yet?” said another post, referencing Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” in which women’s lives and fertility are heavily controlled.

($1 = 0.7183 pounds) (Reporting by Sonia Elks //news.trust.org)



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