It’s hard to believe that a year has already gone by. This week marks the first anniversary of the day that Terrisa Bukovinac (who is an atheist and Secular Pro-Life board member) and Lauren Handy recovered the bodies of 115 babies killed by D.C. abortionist Cesare Santangelo. Most of those babies received a prompt burial. However, five of them were older and bore injuries which suggested violations of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act or the Born Alive Infant Protection Act. Handy and Bukovinac attempted to arrange autopsies for those five children, sparking the #JusticeForTheFive movement.
Looking at those tiny broken bodies would fill any sane person with rage. Even more infuriating, mainstream media outlets mostly ignored the story or else used an “anti-choice weirdos keep fetuses in their apartment” narrative frame. A year later, Washington, D.C. authorities still refuse to autopsy the five or give them a proper burial.
Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU) has organized a week of action to remember the victims and demand justice. If you are in the D.C. area, we encourage you to participate. View the schedule below and register here.
Monday, March 20th, 12noon
Press Conference & March for Justice: starting at the FBI Headquarters and marching to the DOJ Headquarters, the Mayor’s office, and ending at the White House.
Tuesday, March 21st, 11am
Press Conference & Demonstration at the DC Board of Medicine
Wednesday, March 22nd
Lobby Day on Capitol Hill
Thursday, March 23rd
Direct Action outside the Rayburn House Office Building
Friday, March 24th, 2pm-4pm
Demonstration and Sidewalk Outreach at Washington Surgi-Center
Saturday, March 25th, 11am
Memorial and Funeral March at the Medical Examiner