A Question for Pope Francis (WARNING: Disturbing news item)

A question for Pope Francis: Would you like to reconsider your remark about Catholics “too concerned” with the abortion issue? [gpmtrad]

www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10717566/Aborted-babies-incinerated-to-heat-UK-hospitals.html

Aborted babies incinerated to heat UK hospitals

The remains of more than 15,000 babies were incinerated as ‘clinical waste’ by hospitals in Britain with some used in ‘waste to energy’ plants

More than 15,000 aborted or miscarried babies were burned as ‘clinical waste’ an investigation has discovered

By Sarah Knapton, Science Correspondent

7:00AM GMT 24 Mar 2014

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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.

The programme, which will air tonight, found that parents who lose children in early pregnancy were often treated without compassion and were not consulted about what they wanted to happen to the remains.

One of the country’s leading hospitals, Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge, incinerated 797 babies below 13 weeks gestation at their own ‘waste to energy’ plant. The mothers were told the remains had been ‘cremated.’

Another ‘waste to energy’ facility at Ipswich Hospital, operated by a private contractor, incinerated 1,101 foetal remains between 2011 and 2013.

They were brought in from another hospital before being burned, generating energy for the hospital site. Ipswich Hospital itself disposes of remains by cremation.

“This practice is totally unacceptable,” said Dr Poulter.

“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.”

Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS Medical Director, has written to all NHS trusts to tell them the practice must stop.

The Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, has also written to the Human Tissue Authority to ask them make sure that guidance is clear.

And the Care Quality Commission said it would investigate the programme’s findings.

Prof Sir Mike Richards, Chief Inspector of Hospitals, said: “I am disappointed trusts may not be informing or consulting women and their families.

“This breaches our standard on respecting and involving people who use services and I’m keen for Dispatches to share their evidence with us.

“We scrutinise information of concern and can inspect unannounced, if required.”

A total of one in seven pregnancies ends in a miscarriage, while NHS figures show there are around 4,000 stillbirths each year in the UK, or 11 each day.

Ipswich Hospital Trust said it was concerned to discover that foetal remains from another hospital had been incinerated on its site.

A spokeswoman said: “The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust does not incinerate foetal remains.”

She added that the trust “takes great care over foetal remains”

A spokesman for the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said that trained health professionals discuss the options with parents ‘both verbally and in writing.’

“The parents are given exactly the same choice on the disposal of foetal remains as for a stillborn child and their personal wishes are respected,” they added.

Channel 4 Dispatches, Amanda Holden: Exposing Hospital Heartache, airs tonight (Monday March 24) at 8pm

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8 comments on “A Question for Pope Francis (WARNING: Disturbing news item)

  1. If you asked Jorge that question he’d probably say something like: “If NHS trusts are incinerating the bodies of aborted babies and they are searching for the Lord, and have good will, who am I to judge?”

    • It doesn’t get any more evil than abortion, then throwing the bodies of these poor murdered children into an incinerator. These people, and all who promote and defend abortion inside the Church and out will get theirs, maybe not in this world, but on Judgement Day!

  2. Josefa on said:

    “And they cried with a loud voice, saying: How long, O Lord (holy and true) dost thou not judge and revenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?”

    Revelation 6:10

  3. Had Edward not abdicated there were genuine possibilities that England would never have ended up opposing the Nazis.

    Looks like the selfsame virulently anti-Catholic hellhole that has been England for now 500 years never forgets who its true friends were/are. That is not to indict faithful English Catholics of any era since Henry VIII, up to the present, but instead the mindset of the establishment.

    However, I do expect that even the Anglican and presbyterian masses may see the horror of this particular piece of news and react. As revolting as it is, I also expect this practice is not unheard of elsewhere. Certainly China. Possibly Russia. And, God forbid, the US, as well?

  4. Can someone tell me of one Civilization or world power which has stood very long after they started their infantcide? I know of none. We wonder why Western Civilization is in the crapper? Just close the lid and flush!

    • I also don’t know of any civilisation that supports homosexuality, let alone actually introduces state recognised homosexual “marriage”, that has survived.

      In fact, I don’t know of ANY previous civilisation that has actually officially recognised homosexual “marriage”!

  5. How disgusting and terrible!!!

  6. The cremation of a few bodies is big news. The daily torture and murder of thousands of them isn’t news at all.

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