An investigation has revealed that thousands of aborted and miscarried children were incinerated, with a number used to heat hospitals in the UK, the Telegraph reported Monday.
According to the report, as many as 10 "NHS trusts" burned fetal remains with rubbish, while two used the bodies in ‘waste-to-energy’ plants which generate power for heat. Overall, some 15,500 fetal remains were burned by various "trusts" in the UK.
One hospital, Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge, incinerated 797 babies below 13 weeks gestation at their own ‘waste to energy’ plant, the Telegraph said. Mothers, however, were simply told the remains had been cremated.
Ipswich Hospital, the Telegraph added, burned over 1,100 fetal remains in its waste-to-energy facility over a two-year period, using bodies brought in from other facilities. The hospital said it was "concerned" to hear fetal remains from other facilities were incinerated on its site.
“The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust does not incinerate fetal remains," a hospital spokeswoman said.
The news outraged and sickened many, Twitchy said.
"This is the stuff of nightmares," tweeted the Media Research Center's Dan Gainor.
"Come on, lefties. Just think of the carbon emissions from all of those incinerated aborted babies," added the National Review's Jim Geraghty.
"Babies as cord wood," another person tweeted.
Some said the news really isn't too shocking in a society that doesn't value life.
"When you don't believe in the sanctity of life, you get over 15,000 aborted babies incinerated to heat a hospital," added Twitter user "Razor."
Others wondered how Planned Parenthood or Wendy Davis would react to the news.
A lobbyist for Planned Parenthood once advocated for post-birth abortion, and Davis became so famous for her pro-abortion filibuster in Texas, she became known as "Abortion Barbie" to many conservatives.
The Department of Health issued an instant ban on the practice, the Telegraph said, with health minister Dr. Dan Poulter condemning it as "totally unacceptable."
“While the vast majority of hospitals are acting in the appropriate way, that must be the case for all hospitals and the Human Tissue Authority has now been asked to ensure that it acts on this issue without delay," he added.
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