"Let Us Not Forget Them!"

Information on a Milwaukee cemetery resting place for over 1,000 aborted babies, including the "little people":

Holy Cross Cemetery - brochure - 5-2-24 [...]
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Selected TV News Coverage of "Little People" (May, 1984):

1984 TV coverage - approx. 20 minutes

 

misc. clips from 1984 TV coverage - approx. 2 minutes

 

 

 

Milwaukee County Medical Examiner report - May 1984 - "Little People"

Milwaukee County Medical Examiner report - May, 1984 - "Little People"
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May, 2024

Remember the "Little People!

 

The children knew when they saw them, calling the mangled bodies of aborted babies they found, "little people", and saying, "We found some legs, and the arms, and the heads."  

 

 

40th Anniversary of Burial of Milwaukee's "Little People"

 

Forty years ago, Milwaukeeans were shaken by the news: Young children playing in a NW area of the city discovered in a garbage dumpster the mangled bodies of aborted babies. 

 

One little girl interviewed by a local TV station said, "We found some legs, the arms, and the heads." 

 

It was later reported that a driver for a local laboratory, making rounds at a number of medical clinics and offices, picked up at one of her stops - a Milwaukee abortion center - the bodies of aborted babies to be taken to the laboratory apparently for analysis and disposal.

 

According to news reports, the driver became nauseated as a result of the odor and decided to dump the tiny bodies into a dumpster located at one of her next stops. Later some young children playing in the area looked into the dumpster and found what they later described to police as "little people".

 

With Milwaukee County's permission, the cooperation of Milwaukee Archdiocesan Cemetery officials, and the help of concerned citizens, arrangements were made to bury these "little people" in a dignified and prayerful manner in the Children's Section of Milwaukee's Holy Cross Cemetery. For more background information, see attached "Let Us Not Forget Them" brochure, and for some very impactful TV news coverage from the incident, see link below.:

 

Let Us Not Forget Them!

 

This month as we remember the 40th anniversary of the burial of the "Little People", we ask you to remember these victims of abortion, and all victims of abortion, including the women who have been pressured and coerced into thinking killing their child was "the best choice under the circumstances", like the women who come to the cemetery to mourn their "choice".

 

Our country cannot continue this slaughter. The decades-long division needs to cease. All of us are capable of coming together to solve our problems humanely. We must believe we can change. We must demand change!

 

 

 

PLEASE:

 

1) spend a moment in thought and prayer to remember these children, and their mothers and fathers...

 

2) consider making a visit sometime (especially this May) to Holy Cross Cemetery to mourn their deaths and bring a flower to place on their grave, 

 

3) pray for healing and forgiveness of all involved in abortion, 

 

4) and commit to work for a country where the lives of children before as well as after birth will be respected and protected. 

 

These children should not be forgotten!

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Above photo: Children place flowers on the tiny caskets containing the remains of aborted babies who were buried in a solemn ecumenical service at the Children's Section of Milwaukee's Holy Cross Cemetery on Saturday, May 26, 1984. More than 200 people attended the service for  the "Little People."  (Photo courtesy Catholic Herald) 

 

The attached "Let Us Not Forget Them" brochure has background information on the "Little People", plus the approximately 1,200 other aborted babies buried very nearby in the same Children's Section in 1988.  

 

NOTE: For those wishing to visit and pray at these graves, the Children’s Section of Holy Cross Cemetery is located in the northwest part of the cemetery, just south of the administration building. The cemetery’s address is: 7301 W. Nash St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53216.  The "Little People" gravestone is approximately 40 feet north of the other aborted babies and the main "Sanctity of Life" monument. The gravestone is inscribed, "Holy Innocents - 'Little People' 1984". (See photo in attached brochure.)

 

While our focus now is on remembering these "little people" buried 40 years ago on Memorial Day weekend - May 26, 1984 - we recall with even greater concern the bodies of over 1,200 other aborted babies buried nearby just 4 years later on Sept. 10, 1988.

 
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FURTHER REFLECTIONS ON THE "LITTLE PEOPLE"   
by Dan Zeidler  (May, 2024)
 

Forty years later, we, as a country, have not learned our lesson. The abortion nightmare continues: killing children, maiming mothers and fathers, and destroying justice and compassion.
 
Reflecting on the current pro-abortion rhetoric that denies reality, we need to see reality as these young children did, recognizing the mangled bodies of aborted babies as "little people". And seeing legs, arms and heads, instead of "products of conception".
 
These young children were like the child who yells out, "The emperor is wearing no clothes!"
 
Society would do well to heed their voice.
 
What is abortion?
 
That is a question U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (WI) wants people to ask themselves. In commenting about a possible abortion referendum in Wisconsin, he called for more awareness of abortion, more knowledge of the child in the womb and what abortion is, even suggesting we need to "see" abortion.  (https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2024/04/22/ron-johnson-says-voters-should-be-shown-what-abortion-looks-like/73415711007/ )  Maybe recalling the "little people" incident will help.
 
Seeing dead "little people" and their ripped-off arms, legs and heads leads us to conclude that abortion is, indeed, murder. 
 
Deep down, everyone really knows abortion is murder. Even those who defend the killing know it is, as Bill Maher recently conceded that it is "murder".  Unfortunately, he also said he is "okay with that".  (https://www.ncregister.com/blog/bill-maher-and-pro-life-movement)
 
Abortion is a huge in-your-face political issue now - thanks to its massive and radical promotion by powerful elements in American society. 
 
The guy and gal "in the street" who are not completely blinded from reality need to open their hearts and their minds to see what these kids in Milwaukee saw forty years ago.
 
Our country cannot continue this slaughter. The decades-long division needs to cease. All of us are capable of coming together to solve our problems humanely. We must believe we can change. 
 
As people gather at the beautiful and sacred burial site of the "little people" in the Children's Section of Milwaukee's Holy Cross Cemetery this Memorial Day weekend to remember these babies and to pray for healing and forgiveness for the mothers, fathers and all involved in abortion, let us commit ourselves to work for a country where the lives of children before as well as after birth will be respected and protected.
 
Remember the "little people"! 

 

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Above photo: Children place flowers on the tiny caskets containing the remains of aborted babies who were buried in a solemn ecumenical service at the Children's Section of Milwaukee's Holy Cross Cemetery on Saturday, May 26, 1984. More than 200 people attended the service for  the "Little People."  (Photo courtesy Catholic Herald) 

 

More information about the "little people" incident, including some TV news coverage of the finding, funeral and burial of these babies, a copy of the Milwaukee County Medical examiner's report, and photos of the Children's Section of Holy Cross Cemetery where they are buried, see: www.4life4family.org/cemetery