Funeral in New Orleans for Unborn Baby killed by Abortion

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During a funeral in New Orleans, Fr. Frank Pavone blesses the body of an unborn child killed by abortion.

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9 Responses to Funeral in New Orleans for Unborn Baby killed by Abortion

  1. johnhenrycn says:

    People may know where I stand on this issue, which is why I “liked” this post; but I think the media event portrayed above is not the way to go. A photographer pointing his lens directly into the casket at a Catholic Burial Mass whilst the priest bestows the final blessing? Is this a Mass or cheap propaganda? Lord, the photographer couldn’t even be bothered to tuck his shirt in. And I wonder where the baby came from, by which of course I mean how did the baby come to be in a casket just in time for this photo opportunity? Staged, fraudulent and lacking in human dignity are ideas that come to mind looking at this.

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  2. johnhenrycn says:

    …and obviously, there was more than one photographer at this “shoot”, also allowed to stand at the foot of the Altar.

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  3. toadspittle says:

    What is the Church’s attitude to funerals of stillborn babies?
    Approval, I would expect. Why not?
    The above, as JH says, smacks of a stunt – to get a story in The Loony Media. And, clearly, it worked.

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  4. johnhenrycn says:

    It “smacks of a stunt”. Indeed. The baby is being treated like stage prop. Left cold and naked and exposed. Not like any funeral I’ve ever gone to. I wouldn’t allow a human to be treated like that. There may be more to this story than meets the eye, but I clicked on the link provided and couldn’t find any story.

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  5. toadspittle says:

    This would be the “Pro-Life” brigade, up to its’ capers – as opposed to the “Pro-Choice” mob – with theirs.
    Both these labels are examples of mealy-mouthed, Orwellian-style, “Newspeak,”
    “…words…. which not only had in every case a political (or social, in this case) implication, but were intended to impose a desirable mental attitude upon the person using them.”

    “Pro-Abortion,” and “Anti-Abortion.” clearly won’t serve.
    …Far too comprehensible.

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  6. Tom Fisher says:

    I don’t quite understand what is happening in the photo, but JohnHenry’s thoughts are much the same as mine.

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  7. kathleen says:

    My initial reaction when I saw the above photo was sadness and also amazement at the evident humanity of the tiny baby… that some prefer not to call a baby, but simply a foetus!
    Then the same doubts and misgivings that JH has laid out above also hit me – I must admit. Yet even if this funeral is “staged” and perhaps lacks “human dignity” for the poor little child, it still seems to have provoked the intended reaction of grief and horror for what abortion really is in many of the young onlookers.

    I found this on the web giving more details about the case: http://www.operationsaveamerica.org/2014/07/23/memorial-service/

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  8. johnhenrycn says:

    Toad says:
    “This would be the “Pro-Life” brigade, up to its’ capers – as opposed to the “Pro-Choice” mob – with theirs.”

    Fact is, I am moderately pro-choice, which is to say that I object to the killing of abortionists, but I’m not prepared to impose my views on others.

    I’m in favour of policies aimed at removing the root causes of violence against abortionists. I would go so far as to support mandatory one-week waiting periods for people who contemplate killing abortionists. I believe in policies that reduce the need to kill abortionists while, at the same time, respecting the rights of my fellow citizens who feel that killing them is a tragic necessity – not a good, but a lesser evil.
    ___
    …words saved in my commonplace book, but written 20 years ago by Robert P. George, recipient of the Presidential (USA) Citizens Medal, Honorific Medal for the Defense of Human Rights of the Republic of Poland, Canterbury Medal of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, the 2005 Bradley Award for Civic and Intellectual Achievement, the Sidney Hook Memorial Award of the National Association of Scholars, the Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Liberal Arts, etc. etc… at the Killing Abortionists Symposium in New York City, which was also attended by a couple of princes of the Church who mouthed the expected, albeit correct, platitudes about legitimate self-defence.

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  9. geoffkiernan says:

    Staged or not? whatever it is, the children should be ‘handled’ this way instead of being disposed of via the medical waste bins or into the sewer

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