- Some of you may have seen the major news story of the
private plane that crashed into a Montana cemetery, killing 7 children
and 7 adults.
- But what the news sources fail to mention is that the
Catholic Holy Cross Cemetery owned by Resurrection Cemetery Association
in Butte - contains a memorial for local residents to pray the rosary,
at the 'Tomb of the Unborn'. This memorial, located a short distance west
of the church, was erected as a dedication to all babies who have died
because of abortion.
- What else is the mainstream news not telling you? The
family who died in the crash near the location of the abortion victim's
memorial, is the family of Irving 'Bud' Feldkamp, owner of the largest
for-profit abortion chain in the nation.
- Family Planning Associates was purchased four years ago
by Irving Moore "Bud" Feldkamp III, owner of Allcare and Hospitality
Dental Associates and CEO of Glen Helen Raceway Park in San Bernardino.
The 17 California Family Planning clinics perform more abortions in the
state than any other abortion provider - Planned Parenthood included -
and they perform abortions through the first five months of pregnancy.
- Although Feldkamp is not an abortionist, he reaps profits
of blood money from the tens of thousands of babies that are killed through
abortions performed every year at the clinics he owns. His business in
the abortion industry was what enabled him to afford the private plane
that was carrying his family to their week-long vacation at The Yellowstone
Club, a millionaires-only ski resort.
- The plane went down on Sunday, killing two of Feldkamp's
daughters, two sons-in-law and five grandchildren along with the pilot
and four family friends. The plane, a single-engine turboprop flown by
Bud Summerfield of Highland, crashed into the Catholic cemetery and burst
into flames, only 500 ft. from its landing destination. All aboard were
- The cause of the crash is a mystery. The pilot, who was
a former military flier who logged over 2,000 miles, gave no indication
to air traffic controllers that the aircraft was experiencing difficulty
when he asked to divert to an airport in Butte. Witnesses report that the
plane suddenly nosedived toward the ground with no apparent signs of a
struggle. There was neither a cockpit voice recorder nor a flight data
recorder onboard, and no radar clues into the planes final moments because
the Butte airport is not equipped with a radar facility. Some speculate
that the crash was due to ice on the wings, but this particular plane model
has been tested for icy weather and experts have stated that ice being
the cause is unlikely.
- In my time working for Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust,
I helped organize and conduct a weekly campaign where youth activists stood
outside of Feldkamp's mini-mansion in Redlands holding fetal development
signs and raising community awareness regarding Feldkamp's dealings in
child murder for profit. Every Thursday afternoon we called upon Bud and
his wife Pam to repent, seek God's blessing and separate themselves from
the practice of child killing.
- We warned him, for his children's sake, to wash his hands
of the innocent blood he assisted in spilling because, as Scripture warns,
if "you did not hate bloodshed, bloodshed will pursue you". (Ezekiel
- A news source states that Bud Feldkamp visited the site
of the crash with his wife and their two surviving children on Monday.
As they stood near the twisted and charred debris talking with investigators,
light snow fell on the tarps that covered the remains of their children.
- I don't want to turn this tragic event into some creepy
spiritual 'I told you so' moment, but I think of the time spent outside
of Feldkamp's - Pam Feldkamp laughing at the fetal development signs, Bud
Feldkamp trying not to make eye contact as he got into his car with a small
child in tow - and I think of the haunting words, 'Think of your children.'
I wonder if those words were haunting Feldkamp as well as he stood in the
snow among the remains of loved ones, just feet from the 'Tomb of the Unborn'?
- I only hope and pray that in the face of this tragedy,
Feldkamp recognizes his need for repentance and reformation. I pray that
God will use this unfortunate catastrophe to soften the hearts of Bud and
Pam and that they will draw close to the Lord and wash their hands of the
blood of thousands of innocent children, each as precious and irreplaceable
as their own.
- "I have set before you life and death, the blessing
and the curse. Choose life, then." (Deut. 30:19)
- Gingi Edmonds is a freelance pro-life activist, writer
and photographer based out of Hanford, California. Gingi writes a bi-monthly
ProLife Opinion Column and is available for pro-life presentations and
speaking engagements. Visit www.gingiedmonds.com for more information.