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Justice for the Five: One Year Later

One year ago, on March 25, 2022, 115 deceased infants were discovered by Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU) activists. The infants were in a box being picked up from the Washington Surgi-Center in Washington, DC, for disposal. These 115 bodies — five of them being almost full-term babies — are believed to have been victims of abortion.

The names of the Five full-term babies are Christopher X, Harriet, Phoenix, Holly, and Angel. The abortionist and owner of the above-mentioned Surgi-Clinic in DC, Cesare Santangelo, has yet to face any criminal charges or legal consequences for the negligent care and disposal of these 115 babies. The Five are still being held, waiting for an autopsy at the Medical Examiner’s office. On this year's anniversary of the tragic and shocking discovery of these children’s remains, there is still much justice yet to take place.

One would think that after a whole year, surely justice would have taken its course by now — that these horrific actions toward these babies would have been rightfully handled by the DC city government. Time has shown that Santangelo is protected by the DC government and Health Department, as they have taken no action to open an investigation based on this inhumane treatment of human lives. If officials in places of authority and power won’t advocate for justice for the 115 deceased babies, then we won’t stop being their voice.

Rehumanize International recognizes the inexcusable treatment of these children and aims to honor and commemorate their lives that were stripped from them. We will not forget what was discovered last year in front of a Surgi-Clinic in DC. Nonviolent advocacy needs to take place in the name of the Five and countless other innocent lives lost due to the injustice that is abortion.

PAAU is committed to demanding justice for the Five and will be holding a number of events to do exactly that. If you are unable to attend, you can honor these innocent lives by not letting them be forgotten. Wherever you live, you can demand justice for the youngest and most vulnerable lives in our society by not staying silent on this human rights issue.

The Five deserved more than being killed and carelessly discarded. They deserved more than their lives being stripped from them. Nothing will ever take back the irreparable damage done to the Five, but we will never cease to be their voice in the present and future. Justice needs to be present for these victims.


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