A massive, little known abortion scandal that led to the largest known cemetery burial in history.

After three and a half years of legal wrangling, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in August, 1985 ordered the 16,433 mangled babies’ bodies found in Woodland Hills in 1982 to be turned over to the Guerra-Gutirrez-Alexander Mortuary for burial. Per the court’s order, the mortuary was selected because they didn’t have a religious affiliation.

To comply with the court order that the identity of the mothers, babies and abortionists be concealed, the Los Angeles County health department ordered the bodies to be dumped in bulk out of the individual containers into six coffin-sized plywood boxes lined with plastic. The department assured the ACLU that there would be no containers with identifying marks. While the ACLU would not object, the Feminist Women’s Health Center petitioned the Los Angeles Superior Court to block the burial, but the courts refused.

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