Last month, Glenn discussed the gruesome report from The Telegraph that the bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat National Health Service hospitals around the United Kingdom. At the time, Glenn likened the heinous practice to the plot of a “dystopian horror movie.”
In a disturbing turn of events, it now looks like the practice may be commonplace in the United States as well. On radio this morning, Glenn reacted to a report from TheBlaze that the British Columbia Health Ministry has seemingly admitted it shipped “biomedical waste” – including tissue from aborted fetuses – to an Oregon waste-to-energy facility to produce electricity for residents.
“Let's got to the news story we haven't hit yet, and that is: Where do we get our energy? Where do we get our power from,” Glenn said. “Now, we told a story a couple of weeks ago, that… aborted fetuses are being shoveled in to the plant, to be able to [heat hospitals]… I was horrified by this, and I thought: Look at where that road leads. Does this happen in the United States of America? Answer: Yes, in Oregon.”
The B.C. Catholic, a religious news organization, was among the first to break this story, and it cites unnamed officials with the Health Ministry’s communications branch who admitted “biomedical waste,” which includes “human tissue, such as surgically removed cancerous tissue, amputated limbs and fetal tissue,” is “disposed of through appropriate contacted providers.”
“Let's be clear,” Glenn said. "‘Fetal tissue’ [is] aborted babies. Stop calling them ‘fetal tissue.’ That's aborted babies! We are powering some of our homes in Oregon with aborted babies.”
Kristan Mitchell, executive director of the Oregon Refuse and Recycling Association, told the B.C. Catholic the “biomedical waste” likely ends up at the Covanta Marion waste-to-energy facility in Oregon. The facility has confirmed it still receives and incinerates B.C. medical waste.
Stu brought up an interesting point in regards to the outrage that have accompanied these stories of ‘medical waste’ – including aborted babies – being used for electricity.
“Maybe this is not the right point, but, to me, you will see people who are pro-choice say, ‘This is ridiculous. Tis at not what we support.’ But what we need to realize is those are the people that are being inconsistent,” Stu explained. “If you are pro-choice, why the hell wouldn't you [burn] fetal tissue to make electricity? At least you are doing something with it… If you think it's okay to kill ‘it’ because it is an ‘it,’ then throw it in the incinerator. It [should make] sense from their perspective.”
With that in mind, Glenn explained that he personally is against any type of medical waste – whether it is a cancerous tumor or an aborted baby – being incinerated because it violates his belief in the sanctity of human life.
“I have a problem with even the cancerous tumors [being burned] because you are violating the sanctity of humans. Let's not take any human and turn it into something else. I don't care if it's a bad part of humans,” Glenn concluded. “Our society is so upside down right now… because we no longer have an instrument panel. We are no longer pegged on the Constitution.”