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I saw this on yahoo this morning and was shocked

Posted by on Apr. 27, 2014 at 5:28 AM
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It's beyond my human comprehension that there's no respect for life and disgusting that human life is treated like trash! The nazis did the same exact thing, smh.

http://news.yahoo.com/why-aborted-fetuses-burned-124756585.html


Why Are Aborted Fetuses Burned?

People have responded with outrage over the news that aborted fetuses were routinely burned at an incinerator in Oregon that used medical waste to generate electricity.

"We're going to get to the bottom of it," Janet Carlson, commissioner of Marion County, Ore., told the Associated Press. "I want to know who knew, when they knew, how long they had known this was going on."

The issue, however, isn't limited to one incinerator in Oregon: Aborted fetal tissue and other types of medical waste — amputated limbs, organs, cancerous tissue, bones and all manner of bodily fluids — are routinely burned for heat or electricity worldwide. [8 Grisly Archaeological Discoveries]

In March, the British public was shocked to learn that the bodies of thousands of miscarried and aborted fetuses had been incinerated, along with other waste, to heat hospitals.

"This practice is totally unacceptable," said Dr. Dan Poulter, minister of the U.K. Department of Health, as quoted in The Telegraph. The incineration of fetal tissue was immediately banned at all National Health Service (NHS) hospitals.

But in fact, the practice is totally acceptable by many government agencies worldwide (Poulter's indignation notwithstanding), and is even mandated in dozens of state health codes as a way of managing potentially hazardous and infectious medical waste.

'Grinding and discharging' fetal remains

In Texas, the health code allows for the disposal of human tissue or fetuses by seven legal means, including incineration, "disinfection followed by deposition in a sanitary landfill" and "grinding and discharging to a sanitary sewer."

In North Carolina, health care facilities "shall dispose of fetal remains by burial, cremation or incineration," per state regulations.

South Dakota stipulates that "any hospital, clinic or medical facility in which abortions are induced or occur spontaneously or accidentally … shall arrange for the disposal of the remains by cremation, interment by burial or by incineration in a medical waste incinerator approved by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources."

And because many states and cities now use waste as an eco-friendly source of energy, medical waste (including body parts and fetal remains) is combined with household garbage and other types of waste to create heat or electricity.

'Gross' waste

The fetal remains incinerated in Oregon had come, in part, from Canada, and were hauled into Oregon by the waste management firm Stericycle, AP reports.

Marion County Commissioner Sam Brentano said the county would soon rewrite its ordinance to exclude all fetal tissue from its incinerator, while other medical waste will still be accepted, according to the AP.

"So if someone loses an arm, loses a finger?" Carlson asked at a recent meeting of Marion County commissioners, according to the AP.

"That should go in and be burned," Brentano answered. "As gross as that is."


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Donna6503
by Silver Member on Apr. 27, 2014 at 7:49 AM
Well besides having a parade for these fetuses or on a lunch menu; please tell me a more cost effective way to depose of these fetuses?
Gerbert007
by on Apr. 27, 2014 at 8:14 AM
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I agree sweetfaith.Its despicable how there is no compassion for the unborn.
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Ednarooni160
by Eds on Apr. 27, 2014 at 8:55 AM
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This is disgusting..

BaronSamedi
by Bronze Member on Apr. 27, 2014 at 10:33 AM
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This is not big deal burning is probably the best way of disposing of them.   This is a political ploy.

Schauseil
by Bronze Member on Apr. 27, 2014 at 1:22 PM
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Agreed, put your emotions aside and it's the best way of disposal. Personally, I think we should be doing this with any dead body that's not being used for science if it generates more energy.

Quoting BaronSamedi:

This is not big deal burning is probably the best way of disposing of them.   This is a political ploy.

Analeigh2012
by Silver Member on Apr. 27, 2014 at 1:48 PM
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Incineration or cremation - best and safest way to dispose body tissue - regardless of where it came from. If someone can benefit from capturing and using the energy - I think that is brilliant. It in no way means the human life that the tissue was once a part of is devalued.
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vic270
by Vic on Apr. 27, 2014 at 1:53 PM
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 very much so, but it is true, and sad, so that means it is true, sad disgusting and all of it is so wrong on so many levels.

Quoting Ednarooni160:

This is disgusting..

 

Gerbert007
by on Apr. 27, 2014 at 2:03 PM
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Sure,emotions aside as long as its not anybody of yours?
Emotions aside,thats how people get cold calloused hearts if they have any heart at all.
No big deal

Quoting Schauseil: Agreed, put your emotions aside and it's the best way of disposal. Personally, I think we should be doing this with any dead body that's not being used for science if it generates more energy.

Quoting BaronSamedi:

This is not big deal burning is probably the best way of disposing of them.   This is a political ploy.

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paknari
by Silver Member on Apr. 27, 2014 at 2:07 PM
The only difference between this and cremation is that it was not done desperately. Mind you,the "parents" left the body to be someone else's problem so I am more outraged about that.
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Schauseil
by Bronze Member on Apr. 27, 2014 at 2:08 PM
Actually I wouldn't mind at all if it were a family member or even myself. What else are you going to do? Go the traditional route an bury the body with a head stone? What for? What the point in preserving the body and preventing it from decaying naturally? Who's ever going I see it again? You sure arnt. You might go visit the grave site, look at the headstone and grieve. But if there wasn't a body underneath it you would never know the difference. I am neither cold nor calloused, I just don't let emotions get in the way of rational thinking most of the time.

Quoting Gerbert007: Sure,emotions aside as long as its not anybody of yours?
Emotions aside,thats how people get cold calloused hearts if they have any heart at all.
No big deal

Quoting Schauseil: Agreed, put your emotions aside and it's the best way of disposal. Personally, I think we should be doing this with any dead body that's not being used for science if it generates more energy.

Quoting BaronSamedi:

This is not big deal burning is probably the best way of disposing of them.   This is a political ploy.

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