The National September 11 Memorial & Museum Honors Unborn Victims
HLI President Father Shenan Boquet wrote about the horrific scandal of New York’s new abortion license to murder unborn babies, which contrasts the unborn baby victims who are honored at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Father Boquet said:
I can’t imagine a more horrible irony. On Tuesday, January 22, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered that the spire of the One World Trade Center be lit pink. The reason why? To celebrate the passage of a new law that radically liberalizes abortion in New York State – in some cases allowing abortion up until the moment of birth, permitting non-doctors to perform abortions, and removing recognition of preborn babies older than 24 weeks as potential homicide victims.
The new One World Trade Center is built on the same ground where thousands of innocent Americans – including unborn babies – lost their lives on 9/11, and another who lost his or her life in 1993. The new building is supposed to stand as a symbol of America’s resilience in the face of evil, a memorial to those who lost their lives. Yards away from the building, the 9/11 memorial explicitly honors the “unborn child” of each pregnant woman who died there.
Indeed, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum formally mourns the loss of 11 mothers and their unborn children who were murdered by terrorists, and they posted photos of some memorials on their Facebook.
Back in 2011, Emily Ngo interviewed Joe Daniels, the museum’s president, and he said: “Acknowledging the unborn underscores how deeply the attacks devastated families and their futures.
“It’s a special part of the memorial,” he said. “It reinforces that message about the whole project that the folks were just like us, that they were about to start these lives. … It reminds us that they were who we are.”
September 11, 2001
Deanna Lynn Galante, 32, of Staten Island and her unborn child died in the north tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, where she was working for Cantor Fitzgerald.
Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas, 38, of San Rafael, California and her unborn child were passengers who died on United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Vanessa Lang Langer, 29, of Yonkers and her unborn child died in the south tower, where she was working for Regus PLC.
Patricia Ann Cimaroli Massari, 25, of Glendale, Queens and her unborn child died in the north tower, where she was working for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
Renée A. May, 39, of Baltimore, Maryland and her unborn child died aboard American Airlines Flight 77, where she was working as a member of the flight crew when the plane crashed into the Pentagon.
Sylvia San Pio Resta, 26, of Bayside, Queens and her unborn child died in the north tower, where she was working for Carr Futures, Inc.
Let’s ask the Lord to rest all departed victims and ask Him to heal survivors who grieve them. Let’s ask the Lord to help us end crimes against humanity, including the grave evil of abortion in New York, the United States, and throughout the world.
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Anita Crane is an analyst, writer and editor for Human Life International. She earned a B.A. in Catholic Theology from Christendom College and is certified by the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Virginia in VIRTUS training called Protecting God's Children. She lives near Washington, D.C. and her background includes working as a promo producer and scriptwriter for the C-SPAN Networks, and working as senior editor of the national pro-life magazine Celebrate Life. She has written many articles about the Catholic stance on faith, human rights, politics, movies, and other media for internet publishers, some with millions of readers.