At 9 a.m. tomorrow, January 14, people will gather at the gate outside Concord, New Hampshire’s transfer station. They will pray and hold signs. They will park their cars along the roadside, since no one builds parking lots at landfills to accommodate demonstrations. It seems an odd place for a gathering, especially since there’s a March for Life later in the day a mile or so away, in more conventional surroundings. Why pray at a landfill?
Because it’s a burial ground. The remains of between fifty and eighty aborted children were discovered there in 1988. It didn’t take long to identify the abortion provider. He was scolded for improperly disposing of medical waste, and he promised to do the job right (incineration?) in the future.
Thirty-five years later, the dump is now the transfer station, and human remains are still in the former landfill. Each January since 1989, visitors have gathered to honor the memory of the children.
A 2015 post at Leaven for the Loaf provides more history about the discovery of the human remains.