Odd Fellows Cemetery (Los Angeles)

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Odd Fellows Cemetery is a cemetery in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It is notable for specializing in cremation of obese individuals, especially those over 400 pounds (180 kg).[1]

Fetus burial[edit]

In 1985, 16,433 aborted fetuses were buried in unmarked graves at the cemetery on donated land. The fetuses were found in a shipping container in Woodland Hills, California in February 1982, and a three-year dispute over their burial ensued. The dispute reached the Supreme Court, who ruled the remains must be buried in a nonreligious ceremony. The burial included a eulogy by President Ronald Reagan, which was read at the 7 October 1985 service by Michael D. Antonovich.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ehrenreich, Ben (1 November 2010). "The End.". Los Angeles Magazine. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Aborted Fetuses Buried With Reagan Eulogy". The New York Times. Los Angeles. 8 October 1985. p. A23. Retrieved 2014-03-08. 

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Coordinates: 34°01′24″N 118°11′45″W / 34.0234°N 118.1958°W / 34.0234; -118.1958