UK: Only 14 Lawmakers Sign Resolution Against Burning Aborted Babies for Fuel

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Last month it was exposed that 10 National Health Service trusts (publicly funded hospitals in Great Britain) were involved in the gruesome practice of incinerating, with the general waste, the remains of babies murdered through abortion. In some cases the parents were told that their deceased infants had been “cremated.”

England’s Channel 4 Dispatches program revealed that in the last two years at least 15,500 pre-born babies had been incinerated to generate power to heat the hospitals. Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge incinerated 797 babies below 13 weeks gestation in a “waste to energy” plant.

Immediately after the scandal broke the Department of Health issued a ban and Health Minister Dan Poulter called the reprehensible practice “totally unacceptable”. After this, appalled parliamentarians issued an “Early Day Motion” for signatures. It condemned this Nazi-like barbarity.

Unbelievably, the resolution was signed by only 14 Members of Parliament (MPs) in the House of Commons.

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The motion reads: “That this House is deeply concerned about recent reports of the incineration of foetal remains by NHS trusts, two of which were found to have burnt the bodies of aborted or miscarried foetuses and babies to generate power for heat; and calls on the Care Quality Commission to investigate fully UK hospitals to understand how widespread this practice has been.”

The breakdown of signatories includes: two Conservatives, six Labour MPs, four MPs from Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), and another two from the Social Democratic & Labour Party (SDLP). Sadly, not a single member of the Liberal Democrat party signed onto the motion (sounds an awful lot like the spineless, Democrat death-party in the good ol’ USA).

Nick Hallett of notes:

The number of MPs signing the motion on foetal remains stands in contrast to others, such as one on tax havens in Africa with 31 signatures, another calling for the preservation on the ban on hunting with hounds that has 27 signatures, and 33 signatories expressing concern about the Bahrain Grand Prix. A motion on culling badgers last year received 149 signatures.

In Great Britain, Early Day Motions do not carry the weight of law, but they are designed to gain attention to an important issue or cause that might otherwise be easily overlooked during the course of regular parliamentary business. If a motion is able to garner enough signatures, there is the possibility that the House of Commons will debate the issue.

Regrettably, the cultural of death is not exclusive to America. It’s a global phenomenon of biblical proportions.

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Jeff Allen is both a senior editor and columnist for BarbWire. He also serves as senior pastor in a mainline Christian church in Indiana. He is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. Jeff is involved in several community ministries.

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