Diabolical: Aborted Babies Incinerated as Fuel to Heat UK Hospitals
By Howard Portnoy
Label this BG, for Beyond Ghastly. The Telegraph (UK) reports that the remains of more than 15,000 aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as “clinical waste” by hospitals in Britain, with some used in “waste-to-energy” plants to heat the facilities.
Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning fetal remains alongside other rubbish while two others used the bodies in ‘waste-to-energy’ plants which generate power for heat. [Emphasis added]
Last night the Department of Health issued an instant ban on the practice which health minister Dr Dan Poulter branded ‘totally unacceptable.’
At least 15,500 fetal remains were incinerated by 27 NHS trusts over the last two years alone, Channel 4’s Dispatches discovered.
The article goes on the note that parents who lose children in early pregnancy were often treated without compassion and not consulted about the fate of the miscarried remains. At one of the country’s leading hospitals, Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge, consigned 797 babies to the flames and then told the mothers the remains had been “cremated.”
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