When I read Bob’s post last month, “From the Nation That Gave Us the Magna Carta: Burning Babies for Indoor Climate Control,” I breathed a sigh of relief.
At least it isn’t happening here, I thought to myself.
But it is!
I don’t understand how it works because I don’t see how incinerating a tiny corpse can generate enough electricity to be worth the transport costs, but according to LifeSite news, something similar is going on in Oregon, courtesy of abortions in Vancouver, British Columbia.
From Life Site News: “Canadian aborted babies incinerated in Oregon waste-to-energy facility to provide electricity.”
The British Columbia Health Ministry has admitted that the remains of babies destroyed by abortion in B.C. facilities are ending up in a waste-to-power facility in the United States, providing electricity for residents of Oregon.
The province’s Health Ministry said in an email to the B.C. Catholic that “biomedical waste” shipped to the U.S. to be incinerated includes “human tissue, such as surgically removed cancerous tissue, amputated limbs, and fetal tissue.”
“The ministry understands that some is transferred to Oregon. There it is incinerated in a waste-to-energy plant,” the email stated.
The ministry said that contractors handling the province’s “biomedical waste” follow “health and safety protocols, as well as federal, provincial, and local regulations.”
Kristan Mitchell, executive director of the Oregon Refuse and Recycling Association, told the B.C. Catholic that the “biomedical waste” likely ends up at the Covanta Marion waste-to-energy facility in Oregon since it is the only facility that uses waste to power the grid. The facility confirmed that it still receives and incinerates B.C. medical waste.
The power facility, located in Brookes just off the I-5, burns waste in two massive boilers at a temperature of about 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The heat transfers into water tubes, which creates steam to drive turbines. The turbines generate electricity.
A 2007 article about the Marion waste-to-energy facility that appeared in the Willamette Live — ironically titled “Burn, Baby, Burn” — stated that at the time the incinerator burned about 800 tons (1,764,000 pounds) of medical waste per year.
I guess this shouldn’t shock me since I know that abortion is legal and, obviously, something had to be done with all those dead bodies. I don’t know if incinerating them for electricity is especially worse than flushing them down a sewer or leaving them in a landfill.
The bottom line is that the killing needs to end! Both in the U.S. and in the rest of the world.