“Chattin’ With Jeanine” about Pro-Life Journeys

Many thanks to Jeanine Notter for welcoming me to her show!

New Hampshire state representative Jeanine Notter is from my town, and she hosts her own program on the community channel. I had fun visiting her recently for an interview that started with my Pro-Life Journeys book and went on from there. Here it is, courtesy of YouTube.

How does a landfill figure into New Hampshire’s march for life?

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.

For my fellow NH hikers: Hike Safe

I’m distressed at news of a Christmas Eve hike gone terribly wrong upstate. A rescue attempt became a recovery mission. First responders and volunteers put their own lives on hold and at risk to come after a lost hiker. I might wonder how a hiker could have made this-or-that bad decision, but I’m reluctant to point fingers, having made enough foolish decisions on my own less-ambitious hikes.

I’m left with two thoughts: gratitude to rescuers, and a plea to my fellow Granite State hikers to purchase a Hike Safe card.

May the hiker who never made it home rest in peace.

Read more at Granite State Walker.