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In Britain, fetal remains burned to heat hospitals

Catholic World News - March 26, 2014

The United Kingdom’s Human Tissue Authority has announced that it will “revise our codes and guidelines to make it clear that incineration of fetal tissue is not permitted.”

The decision comes amid British media reports that the remains of 15,500 miscarried and aborted fetuses have been incinerated in the past two years.

Ten hospitals “have admitted burning fetal remains alongside other rubbish while two others used the bodies in ‘waste-to-energy’ plants which generate power for heat,” The Telegraph reported.

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  • Posted by: bruno - Mar. 30, 2014 4:20 PM ET USA

    If this is the 'inappropriate handling of fetal remains', what do they consider appropriate? Will they offer burial? I have my doubts.

  • Posted by: ZIP5DO@aol.com - Mar. 26, 2014 7:24 PM ET USA

    What should we expect from a country that supports strongly the culture of death. England has gone downhill so fast we can hardly recognize what used to be a Christian country and culture.

  • Posted by: garedawg - Mar. 26, 2014 10:26 AM ET USA

    The hospitals need to hire better engineers. Since the human body is mostly water, it would take more energy to incinerate it than would be gained for heating purposes.

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