Claim: Family of abortion clinic owner dies when plane crashes into Catholic cemetery that houses a "tomb to the unborn."
Example: [Collected via e-mail, March 2009]
Montana Plane Crash Claims Family Members Of Abortion Clinic Owner
March 26, 2009 - There is an ironic twist in tragedy of the small plane that crashed into a Catholic cemetery in Montana on
In this cemetery is a memorial called the Tomb of the Unborn that reminds Catholics of the millions of unborn children who have been killed by abortionists.
The deaths of these
Feldkamp has been listed in the mainstream media only as a dentist. He is not an abortionist himself, but runs
"Please pray for Bud and his wife Pam during this time of mourning," said TVC Chairman
Origins: On Sunday, March 22, 2009, a small plane carrying
- Erin (36) and Amy Jacobson (34), of St. Helena, California, and their children, Taylor (4), Ava (3), and Jude (1).
- Michael (39) and Vanessa Pullen (37), of Lodi, California, and their children, Sydney (9) and Christopher (7).
- Brent (37) and Kristen Ching (31), of Durham, California, and their children, Heiley (5) and Caleb (3).
- Ellison "Bud" Summerfield (65) of Redlands, California.
The flight had been scheduled to land in Bozeman, about
While the cause of the crash is as yet undetermined, overloading might have been a factor. The plane was meant to carry no more than ten people, yet there were fourteen on the flight. While seven of the passengers were children, the plane was also carrying the luggage and ski equipment of those aboard.
Nine of the deceased (the Jacobson and Pullen families) were related to Redlands, California, dentist Irving M. "Bud"
Irving M. "Bud" Feldkamp III is the owner of Allcare and Hospitality Dental Associates in
The mention of a "Tomb of the Unborn" at Holy Cross Cemetery is apparently a reference to a memorial installed by the Knights of Columbus which bears an inscription calling upon God to "protect the unborn." Although the memorial is technically a monument rather than a tomb, the latter term may have come into use through conflation of that memorial with Babyland, a section of Holy Cross that memorializes more than
Last updated: 9 January 2013
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