The British Columbia Health Ministry has admitted that the remains of babies destroyed by abortion in B.C. facilities are ending up in a waste-to-power facility in the United States, providing electricity for residents of Oregon.
The province’s Health Ministry said in an email to the B.C. Catholic that “biomedical waste” shipped to the U.S. to be incinerated includes “human tissue, such as surgically removed cancerous tissue, amputated limbs, and fetal tissue.”
“The ministry understands that some is transferred to Oregon. There it is incinerated in a waste-to-energy plant,” the email stated.
The ministry said that contractors handling the province’s “biomedical waste” follow “health and safety protocols, as well as federal, provincial, and local regulations.”
Ghastly. But not illogical. If fetuses are considered not-human enough to be aborted, why should they be wasted? If they’re disposed of by burning anyway, why not a useful burning?
Well, I can think of plenty of reasons. The first is that I would guess there’s no informed consent here, either of the fetus or even of the mother or parents who have decided to abort. The second is that there are some practices that are offensive on the face, and this is one of them. Whether religion or common decency or respect for potential human life is the reason, I would say that most people would and should object to this practice, whether they support abortion or not.
I would go even further and say that we shouldn’t be burning cancerous tissue or amputated limbs for fuel, either. It is all human, partly-human, potentially human, whatever you want to call it, and as such should be treated with more gravity and respect than that. Of course, that probably means the tissue would be burned unceremoniously and without making use of the power thus generated, but so be it. I think I’d prefer internment, although I would imagine that method has its own problems.
[NOTE: If you’re wondering what is currently done in the US with aborted fetuses and other human tissue such as amputated limbs, read this if you have a strong stomach.]