I thought I was losing my feel for the madness of fetus fetishists. I really thought this story would bust the Shrieeeeek-o-meter.
The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation has found.While that piece garnered more than 1800 outraged comments, now closed, the story didn't seem to catch fire as I expected.
Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning foetal remains alongside other rubbish while two others used the bodies in ‘waste-to-energy’ plants which generate power for heat.
Last night the Department of Health issued an instant ban on the practice which health minister Dr Dan Poulter branded ‘totally unacceptable.’
I guess what I failed to take into account is that it happened Elsewhere, i.e. in Britain, not the United States of Asshatitude.
They're on it now. And trotting out all the predictable comparisons.
While the pro-abortion movement frequently condemns pro-life advocates who draw comparisons between abortion and the Holocaust, the report of babies burned to heat UK hospitals is a shocking reminder of the callous way human life was treated by the Nazi regime. According to the report in the London Telegraph newspaper, the aborted babies were incinerated as “clinical waste” in “waste to energy” plans at British hospitals.And from the WingNutDaily:
The UK is in an advanced stage of moral collapse as was seen in a shocking TV documentary aired this week exposing that foetal remains are being incinerated as ‘clinical waste’, many of which are burned in incinerators that produce energy to heat in at least one of the hospitals identified.Extra points for Jack the Ripper! Don't often run into a Jack the Ripper reference in the abortion wars.
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Since the program aired the morass of bureaucracy has shown itself to be thicker than the London Fog that hid Jack the Ripper, making it virtually impossible to ascertain which body is to be held ultimately responsible for regulating what should be clear moral guidance in handling the human remains of tiny babies.
Well, what the hell else is tissue removed by medical procedure but "clinical waste"?
And if it is to be incinerated, why not put the heat generated to a useful purpose?
I'd say the hospitals were being conscientious and environmentally responsible.
ADDED: Interesting comment by choice joyce moved up for the click-averse.
Someone in the UK who I know made the following astute remark about this 'scandal':
"It’s a very clever form of demonisation of hospitals who do abortions, with yet another non-reason to 'trash the National Health Service' thrown in for free. And of course it allows a Tory health minister to claim the moral high ground on yet another non-subject and give absurd orders that make him appear to be an authority. Sick-making."