FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 28, 2019
LIFE CENTER OF NEW YORK TO GIVE PROPER BURIAL TO PRE-BORN BABY FOUND DEAD IN BROOKLYN
On Saturday, June 29, 2019, the Life Center of New York will properly bury Baby Monica, an infant believed to have been born in the 5th month of her mother’s pregnancy, recently found without life on the streets of Brooklyn. Baby Monica will be driven from Clavin’s Funeral Home at the corner of 78th Street and 4th Avenue in Bay Ridge to the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help on 60th Street & 5th Avenue for a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m.
The Life Center of New York in Brooklyn learned of this tragedy on the local news and was moved to give this abandoned child a proper funeral and burial. They were immediately in contact with the Medical Examiner’s Office and requested to receive her body. Upon the completion of the investigations and tests, the Life Center was given the child whom they named Baby Monica.
The NYC Police Department will provide pallbearers and bagpipers to honor Baby Monica. She will be buried in the Guardian Angel section of Resurrection Cemetery in Staten Island, which provides burial space for abandoned babies. Her name will be inscribed on the cemetery stone.
The Life Center of New York “wants to show that life is sacred from beginning to end, and is praying that this act will advance the culture of life. Baby Monica, like all of us, deserves dignity and respect in living and in dying.”
Media is invited to attend. To RSVP, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.