The grief caused by abortion is an "invisible" grief -- what grief therapy expert Dr. Kenneth Doka defines as "disenfranchised loss," one not recognized or socially sanctioned and therefore not triggering the type of social support people normally receive at a time of significant loss. Post-abortion counselors attest that this grief is amplified by the message that abortion is a legally protected "right" to be celebrated by our society, leaving no room for mourning the loss of the aborted child. To admit that loss would require abortion advocates to acknowledge that a real baby is involved.
The National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children is set for September 14th to mark the 25th anniversary of the burial of several hundred abortion victims in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Memorial ceremonies will be conducted at the Milwaukee gravesite, as well as 34 other burial sites. The gravesites stretch across the country from Riverside, California, to Wilmington, Delaware -- including a grave in Los Angeles containing the remains of 16,000 aborted babies.