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Two UK hospitals incinerated the remains of dead babies for heat
Hotair ^ | 03/24/2014 | AllahPundit

Posted on 03/24/2014 2:57:43 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Another 10 hospitals incinerated remains as part of standard garbage disposal protocol. Treat the unborn as “medical waste” and don’t be surprised when some facilities take that idea to its logical conclusion.

The Telegraph’s headline implies that incineration was reserved for aborted babies, as some sort of final ghoulish indignity for the unwanted, but the story says the policy was broader than that. Miscarried fetuses ended up being burned too.

Last night the Department of Health issued an instant ban on the practice which health minister Dr Dan Poulter branded ‘totally unacceptable.’…

One of the country’s leading hospitals, Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge, incinerated 797 babies below 13 weeks gestation at their own ‘waste to energy’ plant. The mothers were told the remains had been ‘cremated.’

Another ‘waste to energy’ facility at Ipswich Hospital, operated by a private contractor, incinerated 1,101 foetal remains between 2011 and 2013.

They were brought in from another hospital before being burned, generating energy for the hospital site. Ipswich Hospital itself disposes of remains by cremation.

How do you process this story if you’re a pro-choicer? I can imagine three camps. One is the “so what?” group. If “life” doesn’t begin until viability (or birth, for the hardcore abortion warrior), then yeah, this is medical waste. You don’t cremate tumors, do you? Toss it in the incinerator. Next is the group that wants to distinguish between miscarried babies and the aborted. The parents of the former saw a life in the making even if pro-choicers didn’t; the remains should thus be treated with due decorum, as a consolation to the bereaved. The remains of the aborted needn’t be similarly respected. Finally, there’s the group that’s uncomfortable with treating fetal remains as waste (or fuel) under any circumstances. I don’t know how to square that with the idea that life begins at viability, though. To do it, you need to move from the standard pro-choice position that what’s growing in the womb isn’t really “life” to the position that yes, okay, it’s human life, but abortion is a form of justifiable homicide. Then you can treat the remains with the dignity due, say, an executed prisoner. But most pro-choicers are obviously reluctant to make that move; once you concede that a life is at stake, you’re on dangerous ground politically.

Anyway, question for our three lefty readers: Which group are you in?


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: abortion; bioethics; deathpanels; fetus; obamacare; proaborts; uk; unitedkingdom; utilitarians; zerocare

1 posted on 03/24/2014 2:57:44 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I truly hope disaster falls upon this country.


2 posted on 03/24/2014 2:59:46 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: SeekAndFind

So the Global Warming didn’t take, huh . . .


3 posted on 03/24/2014 3:00:27 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: SeekAndFind

The abortion-lovers have to tell themselves that they are killing a non-human. So then it’s Ok to burn a non-human.

I would really like to know what a man-hating self-loathing feminazi thinks about this.


4 posted on 03/24/2014 3:00:33 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow, I’ll bet Hitler never even thought of that.


5 posted on 03/24/2014 3:00:43 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod (Democrats are Cruz'n for a Bruisin' in 2016.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m sure they are doing it here...they just haven’t been caught.


6 posted on 03/24/2014 3:01:40 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

RE: .they just haven’t been caught.

Just for the sake of argument, let’s say they were caught doing in here in the USA... will there be any consequences?


7 posted on 03/24/2014 3:04:01 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (question is this)
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To: SeekAndFind

Social issues apparently don't matter...abortion, homosexuality....those are not important in the sophisticated 21st century....

8 posted on 03/24/2014 3:04:38 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SeekAndFind
 

Moloch must be appeased!

 

9 posted on 03/24/2014 3:06:23 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: SeekAndFind
...let’s say they were caught doing in here in the USA... will there be any consequences?

Yes, Obama will invite the administrators to DC for a dinner, MSNBC will give one of them a half hour weekly talk show, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz will talk about their bravery in another fund raising letter blaming Republicans for the shabby shape of the American economy.

Those are consequences.

10 posted on 03/24/2014 3:06:40 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

...oh, and I forgot: except for a handful of Republicans and the grassroots, the bulk of the GOP leadership will respond with “Let’s not judge.”


11 posted on 03/24/2014 3:07:50 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder if hell is going to be even hotter for those who do things like this....


12 posted on 03/24/2014 3:09:24 PM PDT by just me (GOD BLESS AMERICA Amen)
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL...of course not. Not from any earthbound entity, shall we say...


13 posted on 03/24/2014 3:11:24 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What’s wrong with this? If you accept the logic that these are just blobs of cells that may be killed at any time, then what’s wrong with burning them? Or feeding them to pigs?


14 posted on 03/24/2014 3:20:15 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: BlessedBeGod

Actually, I have read that there was a patent taken out by some German firm that utilized melted fat as a fuel in the cremation process. Not that the exhaust btu output was ever captured and used for heating, just for incinerating the dead. Supposedly, this patent is still in use. Supposedly.

That’s what people get when they vote to become vassals, objects or property. They have their fat, teeth, hair and ashes taken by the state and used for its benefit. Spreading the wealth around . . .

The West will deserve its coming judgment. The pity is that many innocents will also suffer. In the end, however, all is made right for eternity.


15 posted on 03/24/2014 3:24:11 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: SeekAndFind
If what goes around, comes around, then I guess our payback for sacrificing innocents then burning their remains will come with the sixth then seventh seals are broken and the elements of the earth come apart, melt and catch fire.
16 posted on 03/24/2014 3:31:08 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wendy Davis approved, no doubt.


17 posted on 03/24/2014 3:47:37 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

The West will deserve its coming judgment. The pity is that many innocents will also suffer. In the end, however, all is made right for eternity.

The West? Meaning the Western Hemisphere?


18 posted on 03/24/2014 3:59:03 PM PDT by angcat
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To: Viennacon

It already has but they don’t know it.


19 posted on 03/24/2014 4:00:54 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: PGR88

I was going to suggest the next step these people will take but the thought of it made me puke.


20 posted on 03/24/2014 4:05:13 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG

http://www.geminc.it/news.php?id=84

Seems in Europe they’ve used this method of ...heating in various ways...


21 posted on 03/24/2014 4:09:32 PM PDT by BigIsleGal (Wake Me Up When the Stupid Wears Off)
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To: BigIsleGal

Every cremation line is complete of a system of heat energy recovery that helps the reduction of the CO emissions and the global warming. The heat recovered is used for the heating of the buildings...

Forgot to add.


22 posted on 03/24/2014 4:15:30 PM PDT by BigIsleGal (Wake Me Up When the Stupid Wears Off)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hitler would be proud


23 posted on 03/24/2014 4:17:10 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: PGR88
What’s wrong with this? If you accept the logic that these are just blobs of cells that may be killed at any time, then what’s wrong with burning them? Or feeding them to pigs?

Believe it or not but years ago I read a book (title long forgotten) that claimed exactly that was happening. Abortionist were selling fetal remains to pig farmers in order to make an extra buck. Given the abortion community's complete lack of moral standards and indifference to what they are actually doing, I do not find this unreasonable; and have been leery of eating any pork products since ( the author said this was a fulfillment of a prophecy in Habbakuk but I haven't got time right now to look for the verse).

Does anyone really think a Kermit Gosnell would be above this sort of thing?

24 posted on 03/24/2014 4:31:41 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: SeekAndFind

Sick, very sick... They should be buried not burned. May those babies souls be cared for by GOD.


25 posted on 03/24/2014 4:58:11 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like something right out of Huxley’s “Brave New World.” We have arrived.


26 posted on 03/24/2014 5:14:21 PM PDT by ArmyTeach ( Videteco eos prius (See 'em first) Sculpin 191)
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To: Viennacon
I truly hope grace falls upon this country...

please Lord, save us from ourselves...

27 posted on 03/24/2014 8:05:45 PM PDT by cherry
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To: SeekAndFind

This story literally made me physically ill this morning. Much of humankind is becoming worst then animals. I can’t imagine how this must grieve the heart of the Lord and make Him angry.


28 posted on 03/24/2014 8:51:40 PM PDT by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: SeekAndFind

By all means let’s save the planet by using a non-renewable energy source. /sarc

That’s just beyond sick.


29 posted on 03/24/2014 9:07:55 PM PDT by madison10
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