Skip to comments.Anti-Abortion Group Comes to Town to Take on Stericycle
Posted on 07/27/2012 11:53:02 AM PDT by Tau Food
GRAHAM An anti-abortion group made a return trip to Alamance County this week to protest against a medical waste disposal company.
On Tuesday, members of the Campaign to Stop Stericycle protested on the steps of the Historic Courthouse in Graham against Illinois-based Stericycle, a medical-waste disposal company with a location near Haw River. The Campaign to Stop Stericycle alleges that the company disposes of fetuses that are the product of abortions.
The protestors said they have collected evidence that Stericycle contracts to dispose of medical waste for abortion clinics, including more than 600 Planned Parenthood locations across the U.S. The group is from Philadelphia and travels to places in the United States that have a Stericycle location nearby.
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Our main goal is to help the people of Haw River to become aware of the evils of Stericycle, Marcavage said. Stericycle takes aborted baby fetuses that are in the trash and they incinerate the voiceless, precious, innocent children into ashes.
Marcavage also said that the people of Haw River do not have a clue about what is really coming out of the smokestacks at Stericycle.
(Excerpt) Read more at thetimesnews.com ...
Did they get that from Solyent Green or something?
The moral decay in this country is repugnant. It is like soiling our own beds. Our respect for life has dwindled to near nothing.
I’m not sure where the name came from, but I think it would be creepy to live near this plant. It’s an ugly, ugly “business” for sure.
Anti-Abortion Pro-Life Group Comes to Town to Take on Stericycle
And is already in the White House.
I want to believe that public opinion is continuing to move in favor of life, but we still have much ground to cover.
We need to squarely face what we as a people have been permitting.
Update ping, Tom.
I lived in Germany during the Nazi Holocaust. I considered myself a Christian. We heard stories of what was happening to Jews, but we tried to distance ourselves from it because what could we do to stop it.
A railroad track ran behind our small church and each Sunday morning we could hear the whistle in the distance, and then the wheels coming over the tracks.
We became disturbed when we heard the cries coming from the train as it passed by. We realized that it was carrying Jews like cattle in the cars. Week after week the whistle would blow. We dreaded to hear the sound of those wheels because we knew that we would hear the cries of the Jews in route to a death camp.
Their screams tormented us. We knew the time the train was coming, and when we heard the whistle blow, we began singing hymns. By the time the train came past our church, we were singing at the top of our voices. If we heard the screams, we sang more loudly and soon we heard them no more.
And then the eyewitness shared with Pastor Lutzer, Although years have passed, I still hear the train whistle in my sleep. God forgive me, forgive all of us who called ourselves Christians and yet did nothing to intervene.
Thanks for sharing that. It's too painful for words to adequately describe.
And so it goes.
Yes, but it’s not something that he brags about much anymore. It’s an ugly way to make a living.
So sad that this can occur in a nation dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with the unalienable right to live, with a Constitution whose supreme stated purpose is to “secure the Blessings of Liberty to Posterity,” and which explicitly and imperatively forbids the killing of any innocent person, all of which every officer of government, at every level, in every branch, swears to God to support and defend.
"Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths?"
-- George Washington
That is clearly their duty, Tom.
The relevant issue is that babies are being killed. Focusing outrage on how their bodies are disposed of rather than the fact of their killing seems a little misplaced.
Disposal by incineration is in essence no different than cremation.
Would I want to be the person who has to pick up the "medical waste" from the local Planned Parenthood?
Nope. But it has to be disposed of in some way, and given the refusal of the institution and government to authorize appropriate burials or cremations, I fail to see why Stericycle being involved is so terrible.
Stericycle disposes of medical waste. It’s not like it’s an organization set up to dispose of fetal corpses. I would be very surprised if abortion clinics make up as much as 0.1% of their business.
Okay, but my original question remains: “Do you think the neighbors have a right to know what is really coming out of the smokestacks at Stericycle?”
From the article: “Local and corporate Stericycle representatives refused comment on the allegations after calls from the Times-News this week. The company makes no statements about the allegations on its website.”
I think the neighbors deserve to know what is coming out of Stericycle’s smokestacks.
No one needs to make a living this way.
Just do it.
No sense for normal human beings to be burdened with their gore!
Okay, I’ll address your question.
What is coming out of Stericycle’s smokestack (from a technical standpoint) is very little different whether some of their feedstock is picked up at Planned Parenthood or not. The gases and particles released vary little if at all.
That is, of course, not what you meant. You are no doubt speaking from a metaphysical POV, that what is coming out of the stack is the result of dead babies being incinerated.
To which my response is that Stericycle is not responsible for the deaths of those babies, and trying to make this an issue (which it never was before) simply because one of the present candidates had some peripheral involvement with the company quite some time ago is IMO outside of the area of reasonable political discourse.
If Stericycle had been set up specifically as an “abortion products” disposal company, or if this were a major part of their business, you might have something of a point. Since this is not the case, you don’t.
The issue is, or should be, the killing. How the poor little corpse is handled after its death is by comparison irrelevant.
This is obviously more complicated for you than it is for me. I would want to know if one of my neighbors was profiting from the abortion “industry” and was burning in their ovens the bodies of little boys and girls murdered by that “industry.”
Yes, I would want to know that.
This is a big issue, IMO, for the pro-life community.
A similar issue popped up with the debate over federal funding of fetal stem-cell research. Fetal stem cells originally obtained from aborted babies.
The problem here is that we have been unable for decades to do much of anything to prevent the ongoing slaughter at the clinics. So a very human reaction is to focus on a peripheral issue that we might indeed be able to affect, such as how the babies corpses are handled after their death. How they are “disposed of” or whether their body parts are used for research.
The problem is that this is IMO very much a diversion. Focusing on it risks appearing to accept the killing as long as the corpses are disposed of with dignity.
For those who want to compare this to the Holocaust, let’s take a look at that. Obviously the incineration of the dead, handled as disposal of trash, was disgusting.
But what was the real issue, the disposal or the mass murder? Would the murders have been more acceptable if the Nazis had held a nice dignified memorial service for each of those they killed, with dignified cremation or burial?
How the dead babies are disposed of or whether their body parts are put to other use is IMO most definitely a very peripheral issue. It doesn’t really matter. What is important is that the killing goes on.
I’m curious how far you’re willing to carry this.
Companies make the incinerators that Stericycle uses. Are they responsible for the way their incinerators are used? How about the owners of the building Stericycle operates out of? How about those who wash the windows at the Stericycle building?
I used to work in management for a company that had an account for monthly cleaning of the carpet at a small office building. One of the office suites was occupied by Planned Parenthood. Was it wrong for me to facilitate the operations of PP by cleaning their carpet once a month?
Believe it or not I spent quite some time thinking about this topic. The answer I came to, right or wrong, was that I would not be willing to take an account with PP. But that since my account was with the owner of the building, and PP was just another suite in the building, and that my services had nothing to do with what PP did, I was morally not involved in facilitating their operations.
I would want to know if one of my neighbors was profiting from the abortion industry and was burning in their ovens the bodies of little boys and girls murdered by that industry." If you're suggesting that it would be none of my business, then we disagree.
Stericycle should disclose such information to their neighbors. A refusal to comment is unacceptable.
Wars are not won using only one strategy, or one tactical angle of attack.
Successful wars are won by employing dozens, if not hundreds of different strategies and tactics.
The battle against abortion has used many, many, different strategies, some more successful than others.
I predict this will be one of the more successful ones.
It's probably more profitable to use these earlier threads ~ and there are a bunch of them ~ to get across out outrage at Romney's noncommittal response to the charge that he makes money on murdered babies bodies.
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