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Earlier this summer, Monica, a 20-week-old premature baby, was found dead under a tree in Brooklyn in February. No one knows where she came from, and whoever her mother is, she’s chosen to remain silent thus far.
Born at only 20 weeks, Monica was a “non-viable” fetus, and the medical examiner believes she may have been the result of a secret miscarriage. On June 29, baby Monica was laid to rest in New York City after a funeral Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Brooklyn.
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Monica was laid to rest in the Guardian Angel section of Resurrection Cemetery on Staten Island, her casket carried by six of New York’s finest. Mourners said the service was beautiful and lamented the circumstances that may have led her mother to abandon her.
During the period Monica’s funeral arrangements were most likely being finalized, I was communicating with a woman in New York City who was seeking an abortion of an unborn baby old enough to have been born and saved by medical care. The mother was also being counseled by a number of New York pro-life activists and religious advocates in hopes she would change her mind, but on the Wednesday preceding Monica’s funeral, she ended her unborn baby’s life. She was 26.5 weeks pregnant.
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The procedure took four days to end the life of a child she even named, whom I’ll call “Baby K.” This abortive mother was leaving the hospital the same time Monica was being interred.
What a contrast. Baby K was older than Monica, and could have survived outside of the womb. There was no reason she couldn’t have been delivered alive. Her mom just didn’t want to have a baby this summer. She was concerned about a number of issues she might face if she delivered her baby,...
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