Mothers came to this location until 1993 to deal with a difficult decision, often alone, certainly dealing with emotions and conflict, to end the lives of their unborn child.
literally born from the pain and loss of life to abortion
The National Memorial for the Unborn was literally born from the pain and loss of life to abortion. Caring individuals from ministries, churches, the pro-life community, as well as nameless supporters, prayed, united their hearts and their hands in action to miraculously purchase the building that was occupied for 18 years by the business that ended the lives of children in the womb.
A note was found in front of the building after the abortion business was vacated. Written by a broken mother, addressed to her aborted baby, this profound and heart-rending message went far beyond its intent as a gesture of grief. It was a cry for a place to heal.
A note was found ... written by a broken mother...
The Place of healing and closure, of tribute and dignity, of witness and hope resulted from a property redeemed – or purchased – from the business of death. The vision of the National Memorial for the Unborn came from pain and is now the purposeful Place to pay tribute to a life lost and to bring restoration to the lives to be lived.