I am as liberal and progressive as they come, but even I feel a very anxious, nauseated rise as I wrote the headline. I literally feel sick to my stomach and the details in this article may get you going in the same manner.
The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste in the United Kingdom. Some of these human remains were used to heat hospitals. The investigation that reveals these details showed that over ten hospital trusts admitted that fetal remains were burned along with trash in ‘waste-to-energy’ plants used to create heat.
According to the shocking report, nearly 16,000 fetal remains were incinerated for heat in just the last two years alone. A hospital identified as Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge purportedly incinerated 797 babies at their personal ‘waste to energy’ plant. Even if it is not full term, is any part of a human to be disrespected such as this?
No matter how you put it, human fetal remains are human. We must have a level of decency with how we treat the very essence of humanity: our tissue, our DNA. Even fetal remains should be treated with utmost respect. There are those who consider life starts at the moment of conception, to those who don’t. No matter where you sit on this spectrum, one should be morally inclined to treat human remains with respect.
A group called the Human Tissue Authority is investigating all claims and possible cases where emergent markets to burn off human remains for energy are becoming problematic.
“This breaches our standard on respecting and involving people who use services and I’m keen for Dispatches to share their evidence with us.
“We scrutinise information of concern and can inspect unannounced, if required.”
For every seven pregnancies in the UK, a recent study has found that one ends in a miscarriage.