Abortionists and the Bonfire of the Humanities

Barb Wire

If abortionists don’t respect life before birth, why would they respect it after death?

The clinic operators in Ohio and South Carolina certainly didn’t — illegally trashing aborted babies in local landfills. Now, in a video that the Center for Medical Progress took but left to others to release, we see that this garbage-heap mentality is just the tip of the trash bin.

Students for Life highlighted the leaked footage last week, leaving viewers to gasp at the crass inhumanity of it all. At the Conference of the National Abortion Federation, David Daleiden’s team caught one Michigan abortion facility owner on tape complaining about the backlog of tiny baby corpses, which is nothing compared to her vulgar ideas for disposing of them. “Nobody wants to talk about dead bodies, nobody but me. There was a point when Stericycle fired us that I had five months’ worth of fetal tissue in my freezers and we were renting freezers to put them in. So, all I thought about, I was so consumed with fetal tissue, I was ready to drive to upper Michigan and have a bonfire.”

Stunning. Then, as if that weren’t enough, she went on to the absolutely outrageous. “We thought we’ll give [the fetal remains] to everybody in a gift bag, they can take it home, figure out what to do with it. It’s their pregnancy — why is this our problem? And I’m saying that in all seriousness.” Speechless yet? “And the garbage disposal was an option, I mean, there was a point that I actually hired someone from another clinic to come in and take 20 bottles and put it into my garbage disposal.”

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This, at its rawest and most callous core, is what the abortion industry is all about — an industry, incidentally, that your tax dollars are involuntarily funding by the hundreds of millions of dollars. But as this woman notes, in a moment of rare clarity, these facilities are “all one incinerator away or one incineration company away from being closed.”

Or perhaps, one congressional vote. By the time you read this, the House will have taken a monumental one to stop the flow of Medicaid money to groups like Planned Parenthood, who see nothing wrong with this cold blooded approach to the lives it snuffs out through abortion. If people like this Michigan woman insist on treating the unborn with inhumanity, we can at least ensure she doesn’t have taxpayer dollars to do it.

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Tony Perkins
Tony Perkins is president of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council. He is a former member of the Louisiana legislature where he served for eight years, and he is recognized as a legislative pioneer for authoring measures like the nation’s first Covenant Marriage law. (Via FRC’s Washington Update. Tony Perkins’ Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.)

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