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Update on Yesterday’s Baby Incineration Story

By on 4.25.14 | 10:57AM

Yesterday we reported on the British Columbia Health Ministry's admission that it was sending the remains of aborted babies to a waste-to-power facility in Oregon. Disgusted by this practice, the Marion County Board of Commissioners has put a halt to all burning of medical waste while the situation is investigated:

“We are outraged and disgusted that this material could be included in medical waste received at the facility,” said Commissioner Janet Carlson. “We did not know this practice was occurring until today. We are taking immediate action and initiating discussions with Covanta Marion to make certain that this type of medical waste is not accepted in the future.”

Marion County Chair Sam Brentano says if that is the case it cannot be tolerated. He immediately stopped the burning of all medical waste while the county looks into the report. An emergency commission meeting was scheduled for Thursday morning.

“Bottom line I’m not going to facilitate abortion,” said Brentano. “It’s the ultimate disrespect to innocence.”

We can only hope that their statements are sincere and that this will stop. Someone, somewhere knew that this was happening, and they should be removed immediately. Medical personnel and everyone else at facilities such as these should not be so naïve to think that aborted waste is treated humanely.

Keep in mind that in Canada all human flesh is required to be incinerated, including aborted babies as long as parents do not object for religious reasons:

Human anatomical waste, consisting of human tissues, organs, and body parts, but excluding teeth, hair, and nails, must be incinerated in a biomedical waste incinerator or destroyed in a crematorium incinerator.

Note: For religious or ethical reasons, human anatomical waste consisting of organs or body parts may in some cases be buried with human remains in a cemetery.

It is unclear how much of the incineration is done in order to heat homes or provide electricity.

Investigations into other facilities should continue to ensure this is dealt with and ended.

Thanks to Lifenews.com for this update.

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