How To Get Electricity From An Aborted Fetus

“Sweet babe, in thy face / Soft desires I can trace, / Secret joys and secret smiles, / Little pretty infant wiles.” —William Blake, A Cradle Song

In A Nutshell

Medical waste is a commonly used source of fuel for generating electricity that can be used to power and heat homes. Of course, this “medical waste” often contains, among other things, aborted fetuses. It’s no surprise that a lot of people are outraged by the idea of “burning dead babies,” as some have described the process, but when you sidestep the graphic language, it’s not nearly as bad as it sounds.

The Whole Bushel

According to the EPA, 90 percent of the medical waste that comes out of hospitals is incinerated. When you’re dealing with potentially hazardous materials, fire is generally the safest way to go. And recently, waste-to-energy facilities have started taking that medical waste and throwing it into their incineration plants to generate electricity. It’s relatively efficient and it takes something that would just get burned anyway and puts it to good use.

But when you get down to the gritty details, what exactly is medical waste? Expired medications, faulty equipment, and soiled bedsheets are a given, but what about the organic waste? What about the amputated limbs, or the cancerous organ tissue that gets removed during surgery? What about the aborted fetuses?

As it turns out, it’s all fair game, and that’s been causing a ton of controversy—especially since a waste-to-energy plant in Marion County, Oregon was found to be accepting medical waste shipments containing fetal tissue. The electricity generated by that plant powers the majority of the county’s homes and safely disposes of about 700 tons of medical waste per year. They process 90 percent of the county’s waste and generate 13 megawatts of electricity annually—electricity which would otherwise need to come from coal or oil.

But, according to a few creative headlines, none of that matters because all that electricity comes from the “flesh of innocent little human beings.” While that’s unnecessarily brutal, there really is no pleasant way to describe the process, and the Marion County Board of Commissioners claims to be “outraged and disgusted” that fetal tissue made it into their medical waste.

A similar story made headlines in March 2014 in the UK when it was discovered that hospitals had incinerated over 15,000 aborted and premature fetuses in waste-to-energy plants. Many of them were burned in on-site furnaces that went on to provide heat for the very same hospitals. Again, people were outraged.

But really, aside from the graphic mental image the process evokes, there’s nothing outrageous about it. Plenty of world governments allow the burning of medical waste for power generation, and fetal incineration is often mandated in state health codes. As unpleasant as it may be to consider, the fact is that millions of babies die in the hospital, whether through abortion, miscarriage, or complications at birth. For the vast majority of those cases, the resulting tissue, for lack of a better word, is required to be incinerated.

In North Carolina, regulations require fetal remains to be either buried—in a medical waste landfill—or incinerated. In Texas, if the remains aren’t incinerated, they’re destroyed by “grinding and discharging to a sanitary sewer.” It’s a dirty process all around, but unfortunately it’s a necessary one. In the UK alone, there are 11 stillbirths per day, and one out of seven pregnancies is a miscarriage. No matter where they’re incinerated, the end result is the same. Isn’t it better to turn those losses into something better, something meaningful?

Show Me The Proof

Basura Medical Waste Resources: Treatment of Medical Waste
LifeNews: Officials Outraged Plant Burning Aborted Babies for Electricity
Renew America: The Gates of Hell: Aborted babies used as waste to generate electricity
The Telegraph: Aborted babies incinerated to heat UK hospitals
Marion County Waste-To-Energy Facility Information
Texas Administrative Code 25.1.1.K.1.136

  • Atlas

    This was a good article, very interesting, but it will no doubt offend quite a few people….

  • Hillyard

    Good article, but the title is somewhat misleading. The title implies that there is a special way to get electricity from aborted fetuses, some way to make ‘Matrix’ batteries out of them, instead we find that they are burnt with other medical waste (which is a good idea) and there is nothing special about it. Other than the outrage of ill informed Muggles.

  • Lisa 39

    Good article Andrew, I think that waste to energy is a good idea, sad about what goes in there but my practical side says its better than other alternatives.

  • The Judge

    It’s ok all the mother’s who had abortion all end up in the biggest incinerator of all, hell

    • Joseph Wilson

      Your stupidity is showing.

      • lonelydisco

        That’s all it has.

  • Felipe Lisbôa

    I wonder if the parents of those babies are aware of their destinies… It’s fetus, I know, but for parents (especially religious ones) they’re still their babies. Parents dedicate time for them, buying things for them, planning their future and all that “family stuff” and it’s their right to make a proper death ceremony to them, like bury the babies and all this “religious stuff”… Well, if this happens to me (I would never force an abortion, but we can’t predict what will happen during that 9 months, right?) I would like to know what happened to my baby.

  • Luna Dante

    This articulate lady says it very well, if you would please watch at 5:24, more or less, and listen to the commentary; this is how those of us you have deemed “muggles” feel, and very passionately. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqwCmywZF58 . Thanks to anyone willing to listen. God have mercy on your souls.

  • Jason Geron

    Its not outrageous because plenty of world governments allow it? Plenty allow child prostitution, forced labor camps, forced abortions, and I could go on. But those things aren’t outrageous because plenty of ‘world governments’ (lol) allow them… right… You, sir, are a dufus and/or a poor writer.

    I would, for the record, be just as offended by this activity if they used the adult John Doe’s unclaimed body for energy.