The UK Burns Aborted Fetuses to Heat Hospitals

It’s cold in this office as I write this, much colder than the last week’s temperatures have prepared us for. Where are an incinerator and an aborted baby to toss into it for fuel when you need them?

In the UK, according to The Telegraph:

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. [Emphasis mine.]

Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning foetal remains alongside other rubbish

…because fetuses are nothing more significant than “rubbish”…

while two others used the bodies in ‘waste-to-energy’ plants which generate power for heat.

While all of this is simply monstrous and unfit for civil society, it’s what we should expect from this world so evil.

But here’s the part that confuses me:

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

I don’t understand that. Why is it unacceptable? In a country where it is acceptable to kill unborn babies for any reason whatsoever, including gender discrimination; in a society where it is widely believed that fetuses are mere “tissue” and that there is no soul or life in them, that they are only as valuable as the stuff in the handkerchief of a man with a bad chest cold, by what rationale is it “totally unacceptable” for these “lifeless,” inanimate, clumpy non-beings to be used as firewood?

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.

For the scrupulous and humane among us, this sounds like a sign of the End Times. But for anybody who supports abortion at all, how could this produce even a second thought to being outraged over?

Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS Medical Director, has written to all NHS trusts to tell them the practice must stop.

Why, Sir Keogh? Is there after all some value you see in a human fetus? Not so valuable that you’d put an end to such a money-generating industry as abortion, of course not, but valuable enough that you recognize that in burning fetuses, you are burning much more than mere tissue clumps that supposedly have no individual genetic identities?

I say keep burning the little buggers to generate heat for hospitals. Why not? Tell me, liberals. If there is no reason you can find to end abortion, then what is the logical basis to treat the aborted remains with any respect?