Anti Choice Zealots Seek Fetuses From Horrorific Pa. Clinic
I distrust their motives - it’s most likely that these zealots will “try to bring dignity to their deaths,” by plastering bloody pictures of these fetuses in brochures and demonstration signs across the country & by holding news conferences at every burial. On top of that they have no way to find out the faith of the parents, so they probably intend to put 100 percent through a Christian ceremony that might not be appropriate.
Gulino said his office does not release remains to “unrelated third parties.” He has assured Priests for Life, Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania, Christian Defense Coalition and others that the remains will get “a proper and respectful disposition.”
Michael McMonagle, president of the Pro-Life Coalition, said the groups will pay for the burials.
“We’re doing this to try to bring dignity to their deaths,” McMonagle told the Inquirer, adding that he thinks city officials don’t want to appear they’re taking a side in abortion politics.
To pressure the city, the groups have tried publicizing their offer. On July 19, they conducted a prayer vigil and protest at the medical examiner’s office in west Philadelphia. They hinted at suing, consulted lawyers and ultimately decided against it.
Now, after unsuccessful dealings between their lawyer and a city lawyer for Gulino, the groups are returning to the street, with rallies planned for Sunday night at Drexel University’s Bossone Research Center and for Monday morning outside the medical examiner’s office.
Gulino spokesman James Garrow said abortion politics had nothing to do with not releasing the remains to the anti-abortion groups. “Basically, we’re just following the protocols of our office,” Garrow said.