Shock: Aborted Babies Incinerated To Heat UK Hospitals

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baby-fetusThe bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation has found.

Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning foetal remains alongside other rubbish while two others used the bodies in ‘waste-to-energy’ plants which generate power for heat.

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 foetal remains were incinerated by 27 NHS trusts over the last two years alone, Channel 4’s Dispatches discovered.

The program, which will air tonight, found that parents who lose children in early pregnancy were often treated without compassion and were not consulted about what they wanted to happen to the remains.

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.
“This practice is totally unacceptable,” said Dr Poulter.

“While the vast majority of hospitals are acting in the appropriate way, that must be the case for all hospitals and the Human Tissue Authority has now been asked to ensure that it acts on this issue without delay.”

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10 COMMENTS

  1. What is the shock? If you can abort babies, then you can incinerate them. They are not alive and they are nothing but tissue, and why waste good fuel? So why are you surprised? Actually, if they buried them, that would be admitting that they were alive.

  2. The sad topic of abortion for the society we live in is a mater of right and law. For us Jews that believe in the sanctity of life the topic is a mater of principles and values. The difference is quite obvious … do not be surprised that for them what could have been their child ended being fuel to heat some building. The moral decadence of our society is so far from right that some find this report normal.

    Hashem Yirachem!

  3. If the parents were ok with cremation….What difference does it make where they were burned?

    What do they think happens in a Crematoria?

  4. To Akiva: You obviously do not understand sarcasm. But my point actually was this: what is worse? Aborting live babies or burning dead babies? So if a wicked society already permits the first, why are people so surprised that they do the second? The real answer is that deep down, everyone, even those wicked people, knows that these babies are alive and have a soul. That explains their indignation when it was uncovered that they are being burned.

  5. this is what happens everywhere in the west, except that a sympathetic employee might overlook the family taking away those remains, which technically are called “special waste” and have strict handling and disposal regulations.

    We would need a law allowing for exceptions upon request, thus providing an option for transport and burial of human remains. It would not be easy to pass it. Family members may also have extremely different views, especially if it was not a miscarriage.

  6. To Akiva: You obviously do not understand sarcasm. My point actually was this: what is worse? Aborting live babies or burning dead babies? So if a wicked society already permits the first, why are people so surprised that they do the second? The real answer is that deep down, everyone, even those wicked people, knows that these babies are alive and have a soul. That explains their indignation when it was uncovered that they are being burned.

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