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The remains of thousands of aborted babies have been used by ‘waste to energy’ plants as fuel to heat UK hospitals.
The Telegraph Reports:
At least 15,500 foetal remains were incinerated by 27 NHS trusts over the last two years alone, Channel 4’s Dispatches discovered.
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.
This disturbing information will be a part of the Channel 4 Dispatches, Amanda Holden’s documentary Exposing Hospital Heartache which is set to air tonight.
The Department of Health of health inside the UK issued a ban on the practice immediately last night deeming it ‘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,” health minister Dr Dan Poulter told The Telegraph.
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