Today the Telegraph ran a story titled Aborted babies incinerated to heat UK hospitals. In it we find that Britain's National Health Service, not being content with merely killing its patients has decided that it will be environmentally sensitive in all things.
The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation has found.
Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning foetal remains alongside other rubbish while two others used the bodies in ‘waste-to-energy’ plants which generate power for heat.
Last night the Department of Health issued an instant ban on the practice which health minister Dr Dan Poulter branded ‘totally unacceptable.’
At least 15,500 foetal remains were incinerated by 27 NHS trusts over the last two years alone, Channel 4’s Dispatches discovered.
Not only does this program sound horrific, but in typical British fashion is wasn't terribly efficient. In the past two years there were about 360,000 abortions in the UK and a higher number of miscarriages so the 15,500 sets of remains reflects more of an insult than an actual policy.
This is what happens when a society loses faith. Humans lose their humanity. When that humanity is lost, society feels free to use humans in whatever way it perceives will generate the best Return on Investment. In order to justify abortion, the unborn had to be dehumanized. They are turned into a "lentil-sized, brainless embryo that has half a chance of dying on its own anyway." Labeling their bodies as "medical waste" is just another way of desensitizing society to what it is doing to those someone famous once called "the least of my brothers."
While it always to poke fun at the Brits, this is undoubtedly happening today in the United States. The bodies of aborted and miscarried babies is, like in Britain, classified as medical waste. Increasingly, this medical waste is used in "waste to energy" applications, much like in Britain. We also offer installations installing "waste to energy" devices billions of dollars in rebates and tax incentives and they are part of the EPA "Green Hospitals" program.
In the classic 1973 sci-fi film, Soylent Green, we saw the modern dualistic religion of environmentalism and utilitarianism carried to its logical conclusion: in a society devoid of faith, and therefore of hope, humans are only worth what they can produce. As such, when they are no longer productive, they are euthanized and their remains are used as food.
What may have been shocking some forty years ago has nearly been achieved. Today, Soylent Green could very well be a government program not a futuristic nightmare.