Monday, March 24, 2014

Aborted babies incinerated to heat UK hospitals

Via LH

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The 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 programme, 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.


10 comments:

  1. This just breaks my heart. National Health Service began in Great Britain after WW2 - it was very popular among the people after suffering so badly from the war. Back then, Britain was still Christian -- now they're burning baby parts as part of the 'Green Machine.' Why don't parents who lost a baby through miscarriage demand their little one's remains if that is what they want? Who cares if you aren't being treated sensitively about your loss? Time to make some big Waves!

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    1. Why don't parents who lost a baby through miscarriage demand their little one's remains if that is what they want?

      I assume they would bury them.

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  2. My brother and his wife lost a twin at near full term, and of course, the baby was buried. I never thought about what people do when they lose a baby at 4, 5, 6 months gestation, a baby that they wanted and were devastated over the loss. Burial over the trash can, for sure. Unless you are a Viking.

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    1. Unless you are a Viking.

      I have no problem at all with their method if it only involved sending them off in a boat without sacrifice of a living being.

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  3. Are you watching the History Channel's Vikings? Of all of the cultures during that era, that is the one that where women fared the best, IMHO. Sacrificing someone to die with the dead Earl, however, was not so good - that shocked me, but they were pagans to be sure. She had to do a lot of heavy drinking and stuff before getting into the boat. I am thinking more about when the plague hit, and Ragnar's wife had to burn her little daughter after she died, along with a lot of other people. And that poor priest....

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  4. It's one of the few shows that I have found worth watching these days.

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    1. Then they must have been unable to PC spin it. :)

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  5. You got that right - but Hollywood has nothing to do with this production, thankfully.

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