The UK’s nationalized hospital system has routinely been using the fetal remains of dead babies for heating fuel.

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Unspeakable: The UK’s nationalized hospital system has routinely been using the fetal remains of dead babies for heating fuel.

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.

When Jonathan Swift wrote A Modest Proposal in 1729, it was harsh satire. Now we find that, with Great Britain’s nationalized healthcare system, it has become reality. Quite horrifying.



  • Apparently under socialized medicine, you’re subject to death panels before you’re even born.

  • Publius 2

    That is a brilliant point. Liberals, and socialists in particular, remind me of people who live in high-priced housing developments who protest when new construction is proposed around them. They also scoff at anyone who attempts to argue for the sanctity of life, countering that they only want to make abortion “safe, legal and rare.” Well, it is currently legal, but it is not safe for the unborn child — and in too many cases not for the mother, either — and it is for certain not rare, with 55 million abortions performed in the United States since Roe v. Wade. And with the horrible disclosures about the Goznell abortion mill in Philadelphia, and others elsewhere in the U.S., and now this Hitlerian practice in the U.K., it is also for certain that the sanctity of human life is considered quaint. I am not a religious person, but disclosures such as this remind me of something Thomas Jefferson once said: “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.”

  • Edward

    I thought that government could be uncaring of its citizens (those government is created to protect), but this is a whole new level of betrayal.

    Those who lied to the almost-mothers were aware of the heinous nature of their acts, for if they were honorable actions, then the perpetrators would not have believed that they needed to lie.

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