That’s what ten National Institutes of Health (NIH) hospitals over in England called the incineration of fetal remains – the bodies of aborted and miscarried babies.
Whether those hospitals know it or not, that was their justification for lying to the mothers of the dead babies about the disposition of the remains – they told them the bodies had been ‘cremated’. It also was their justification for something even more horrific:
[T]wo other[s] [NIH trusts] used the bodies in ‘waste-to-energy’ plants which generate power for heat.Dead babies, burned like firewood.
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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.
We’re shocked, perhaps stunned, and horrified at this. But why? After all, they’re not people, are they? Of course not. They’re ‘just a clump of cells’; ‘a parasite’; ‘like a cancer’; ‘like a tumor’. The group which has promoted the slaughter of fifty-million-plus unborn babies – and their supporters – need that lie in order, like the hospitals in England, to justify – if only to themselves – that their actions were reasonable.
Dehumanization of the targets of mass extermination is nothing new. Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, and every other mass-murdering maniac in charge of a country has done the same thing. Killing a thousand, ten thousand, half a million, a million, or fifty million is much easier once you’ve convinced yourself they’re not human, and that because they’re not human, what you’re doing isn’t murder.
And since far too many people still cringe at things like what those hospitals did, it’s fairly obvious they’re dehumanizing their targets in order to assuage their own consciences.