Two UK hospitals incinerated the remains of dead babies for heat

posted at 11:21 am on March 24, 2014 by Allahpundit

Another 10 hospitals incinerated remains as part of standard garbage disposal protocol. Treat the unborn as “medical waste” and don’t be surprised when some facilities take that idea to its logical conclusion.

The Telegraph’s headline implies that incineration was reserved for aborted babies, as some sort of final ghoulish indignity for the unwanted, but the story says the policy was broader than that. Miscarried fetuses ended up being burned too.

Last night the Department of Health issued an instant ban on the practice which health minister Dr Dan Poulter branded ‘totally unacceptable.’…

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.

They were brought in from another hospital before being burned, generating energy for the hospital site. Ipswich Hospital itself disposes of remains by cremation.

How do you process this story if you’re a pro-choicer? I can imagine three camps. One is the “so what?” group. If “life” doesn’t begin until viability (or birth, for the hardcore abortion warrior), then yeah, this is medical waste. You don’t cremate tumors, do you? Toss it in the incinerator. Next is the group that wants to distinguish between miscarried babies and the aborted. The parents of the former saw a life in the making even if pro-choicers didn’t; the remains should thus be treated with due decorum, as a consolation to the bereaved. The remains of the aborted needn’t be similarly respected. Finally, there’s the group that’s uncomfortable with treating fetal remains as waste (or fuel) under any circumstances. I don’t know how to square that with the idea that life begins at viability, though. To do it, you need to move from the standard pro-choice position that what’s growing in the womb isn’t really “life” to the position that yes, okay, it’s human life, but abortion is a form of justifiable homicide. Then you can treat the remains with the dignity due, say, an executed prisoner. But most pro-choicers are obviously reluctant to make that move; once you concede that a life is at stake, you’re on dangerous ground politically.

Anyway, question for our three lefty readers: Which group are you in?


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I said it in the headline thread and I will say it again: MONSTROUS.

Not even the Nazis burned human beings for heat.

ConstantineXI on March 24, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Maybe they’ll care if we link it to global warming.

Dash on March 24, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Related: US EPA enacts subsidies for new alternative energy sources, finally halting dangerous rise of ocean levels.

KS Rex on March 24, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Copying my comment from the headlines thread:

You make it sound like the hospitals are killing children for heat.

- They have to have incinerators to safely dispose of all kinds of biohazardous waste.
- Some decided to be “green” and have the heat from the incinerators help heat the hospitals.
- You suddenly realize what happens to aborted fetuses and have a conniption.

Stopping abortion is the solution. But until that happens, what is your reasonable solution for disposal?

db on March 24, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Worshipers of Moloch no doubt

journeymike on March 24, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Soylent Green

rhombus on March 24, 2014 at 11:26 AM

If the pro abortion people really think it’s no big deal, I’m sure they won’t mind some video or pictures of this in action going public.

Dongemaharu on March 24, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Although the thought is repugnant, it pales in comparison to the torture and murder of the babies before they’re burned.

I’d rather see them burned than used for parts.

mankai on March 24, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Geez, tough first story. welcome back AP, hope you had a great vacation.

Cindy Munford on March 24, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Anyway, question for our three lefty readers: Which group are you in?

Well, I’m not a lefty but it seems to me that the practice of incineration is completely congruous with their disregard for human life in general.

If we accept that a human being is a human being regardless of what point in its lifespan it might be then this wouldn’t be an issue as basic human dignity precludes treating your fellow man as refuse.

turfmann on March 24, 2014 at 11:27 AM

If you can convince people it’s OK to kill their own babies, you can convince them to do anything.

Flange on March 24, 2014 at 11:28 AM

db on March 24, 2014 at 11:25 AM

I wonder if the “mom” gets charge an eco-disposal fee like I do when I get my car’s oil changed?

Cindy Munford on March 24, 2014 at 11:29 AM

AP is back! Yippee!

KS Rex on March 24, 2014 at 11:29 AM

But until that happens, what is your reasonable solution for disposal?

db on March 24, 2014 at 11:25 AM

I don’t know… Burial?

I know, I know… What am I thinking. We only bury people in cemeteries.

turfmann on March 24, 2014 at 11:30 AM

But of course they do. Why should the Nazis have all the fun?

Thomas More on March 24, 2014 at 11:31 AM

I don’t know… Burial?

I know, I know… What am I thinking. We only bury people in cemeteries.

turfmann on March 24, 2014 at 11:30 AM

And you, of course, will pick up the cost. Right? I said reasonable alternative.

db on March 24, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Not even the Nazis burned human beings for heat.

ConstantineXI on March 24, 2014 at 11:23 AM

And They’re off with Godwin first out of the gate and running along the inside rail!

MJBrutus on March 24, 2014 at 11:32 AM

But of course they do. Why should the Nazis have all the fun?

Thomas More on March 24, 2014 at 11:31 AM

It is Godwin by 2 lengths down the far turn …

MJBrutus on March 24, 2014 at 11:34 AM

If the pro abortion people really think it’s no big deal, I’m sure they won’t mind some video or pictures of this in action going public.

Dongemaharu on March 24, 2014 at 11:26 AM

This isn’t simply on the shoulders of the “pro-abortion” people…it’s on all of us. Even those, myself included, that feel so strongly about the sanctity…and sanity…of every human child’s right to life, are responsible. We haven’t done enough to prevent this sort of absolutely horrific action.

We haven’t spoken out enough. We haven’t picketed day in, and day out, against abortion on demand. All of us are to blame for this. May God have mercy on our souls.

JetBoy on March 24, 2014 at 11:34 AM

You make it sound like the hospitals are killing children for heat.

They have to have incinerators to safely dispose of all kinds of biohazardous waste.
– Some decided to be “green” and have the heat from the incinerators help heat the hospitals.
– You suddenly realize what happens to aborted fetuses and have a conniption.

Stopping abortion is the solution. But until that happens, what is your reasonable solution for disposal?

Yeah, might as well use them for heat, right? Hey.. maybe they could figure out a way to solidify their remains and sell them commercially for home heating. Or as a way to start camp fires. Use the profits to buy medicine.

Be as monstrous as we like as long as it’s all for a good cause and somebody somewhere benefits.

They should come up with a slogan.. “Don’t just abort! Heat your home too!”

Life has become nothing. Is it any wonder people are so cruel to each other today?

JellyToast on March 24, 2014 at 11:34 AM

this is sickening…

workingclass artist on March 24, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Next is the group that wants to distinguish between miscarried babies and the aborted. The parents of the former saw a life in the making even if pro-choicers didn’t; the remains should thus be treated with due decorum, as a consolation to the bereaved.

The report says that families of miscarried babies were told that their child was “cremated” which (while technically true) ignores the part that the hospital was using their child for heat. This was a horrific practice.

Happy Nomad on March 24, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Welcome back, AP.

We can take vacations (and should), but as you noticed, evil never takes a vacation.

22044 on March 24, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Why wouldn’t they? They’re Leftists.

rrpjr on March 24, 2014 at 11:38 AM

JetBoy on March 24, 2014 at 11:34 AM

(Pssst: Perhaps not shrieking Nazi, as seems so popular among the anti’s, might help with your PR a little too.)

MJBrutus on March 24, 2014 at 11:39 AM

You make it sound like the hospitals are killing children for heat.

– They have to have incinerators to safely dispose of all kinds of biohazardous waste.
– Some decided to be “green” and have the heat from the incinerators help heat the hospitals.
– You suddenly realize what happens to aborted fetuses and have a conniption.

Stopping abortion is the solution. But until that happens, what is your reasonable solution for disposal?

db on March 24, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Do you have any particular problem with your own mother’s remains being treated like and disposed of along side of other trash at a municipal waste facility?

We do, after all, waste a lot of resources on burials, graveyards, crematoria and the like. We should be more green.

Pless1foEngrish on March 24, 2014 at 11:39 AM

this is sickening…

workingclass artist on March 24, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Abortion is sickening. How you safely dispose of the fetus pales in comparison.

db on March 24, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Next up?

“Sorry, you didn’t pay grandmum’s bill on time so we used her for kindling. You can pick up some ashes in the incinerator room.”

HumpBot Salvation on March 24, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Anyway, question for our three lefty readers: Which group are you in?

Only 3?

VegasRick on March 24, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Pless1foEngrish on March 24, 2014 at 11:39 AM

If humanity can make such good use of my remains, they are welcome to them.

MJBrutus on March 24, 2014 at 11:41 AM

If the pro abortion people really think it’s no big deal, I’m sure they won’t mind some video or pictures of this in action going public.

Dongemaharu on March 24, 2014 at 11:26 AM

If the pro-abortion people really think it’s no big deal why not expand the practice. Isn’t grandpa’s corpse just medical waste too? And you’d get a lot more BTUs out of adult “medical waste.”

Happy Nomad on March 24, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Wish I hadn’t read this. I already thought inhumanity was at it’s lowest…

OmahaConservative on March 24, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Sickening … gruesome …

Somehow even these words can’t describe the evil going on here.

PatriotGal2257 on March 24, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Do you have any particular problem with your own mother’s remains being treated like and disposed of along side of other trash at a municipal waste facility?

We do, after all, waste a lot of resources on burials, graveyards, crematoria and the like. We should be more green.

Pless1foEngrish on March 24, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Strawman much?

db on March 24, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Total disregard of human life.
Euthanizing the elderly is not far off.

justltl on March 24, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Aw man, I work at Addenbrooke’s.
It’s news to me, although thinking about it, it shouldn’t be – anything classed as potentially dangerous medical waste (e.g. anything with blood on it, for starters) gets incinerated. And I know the pet cemetary van comes round every so often.

Ramadahl on March 24, 2014 at 11:45 AM

When you have no respect for life, this is the end result.

They’ll just claim it’s no different than cremation.

njrob on March 24, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Total disregard of human life.
Euthanizing the elderly is not far off.

justltl on March 24, 2014 at 11:44 AM

I’m sure if you scratch the surface, that is already going on in UK hospitals.

PatriotGal2257 on March 24, 2014 at 11:46 AM

May those that support this incineration spend their eternity experiencing the same kind of heat.

hillsoftx on March 24, 2014 at 11:46 AM

We live in interesting times. Can we next anticipate a reprint of Swift’s A Modest Proposal as a cookbook, complete with recipes?

Drained Brain on March 24, 2014 at 11:46 AM

If the pro-abortion people really think it’s no big deal why not expand the practice. Isn’t grandpa’s corpse just medical waste too? And you’d get a lot more BTUs out of adult “medical waste.”

Happy Nomad on March 24, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Hmm, I’m not sure not all of grandpa’s corpse would be considered “waste”…….some it could be considered a vital protein additive to a certain replacement food source when our traditional food sources become scarce.

Detective Thorn not available for comment.

/SNARK

hawkeye54 on March 24, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Total disregard of human life.
Euthanizing the elderly is not far off.

justltl on March 24, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Obamacare dictates it in order to bend the cost curve down. They just haven’t fully implemented the death panels yet.

Happy Nomad on March 24, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Wish I hadn’t read this. I already thought inhumanity was at it’s lowest…

OmahaConservative on March 24, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Yep. We get lower everyday.

VegasRick on March 24, 2014 at 11:49 AM

MJBrutus on March 24, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Oh look, one of the disciples of Moloch has come out to play. Godwin’s Law means nothing when the comparison is perfectly accurate. But it’s no surprise that you would show your face here in support of the murder and unceremonious disposal of unwanted babies.

njrob on March 24, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Charles Dickens, call your office.

rogaineguy on March 24, 2014 at 11:49 AM

What a welcome back story, AllahPundit.

rbj on March 24, 2014 at 11:49 AM

No one can love liberty and claim to be agnostic about, or worse a supporter of, the practice of tearing innocent life from the womb. And yet, as hideous as the use of the unborn as a source of heat, fetal tissue is used in all sorts of research and products including skin treatments. Culture, and society, has been warped by the recognition of abortion as a “fundamental liberty interest.” It is incompatible with a free and virtuous society. So a true believer in “choice” must, to be ideologically consistent and pure, find nothing wrong with this practice.

cthemfly on March 24, 2014 at 11:50 AM

If humanity can make such good use of my remains, they are welcome to them.

MJBrutus on March 24, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Forget your “remains”, most of us cannot reckon any use for the sum of you now.

M240H on March 24, 2014 at 11:51 AM

this is sickening…

workingclass artist on March 24, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Abortion is sickening. How you safely dispose of the fetus pales in comparison.

db on March 24, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Abortion is appalling…using the remains of human beings for utilitarian fuel is sickening and increases the moral reprehensibility (principle & practice) of the entire eugenic enterprise.

workingclass artist on March 24, 2014 at 11:51 AM

It is Godwin by 2 lengths down the far turn …

MJBrutus on March 24, 2014 at 11:34 AM

I get it, MJB, that you’re pro abortion and all this is meaningless to you, but tell me, do you have children? (Even if you do not, can you visualize someone else’s baby?)

Don’t know your sex, but perhaps you and your spouse (or someone you know) has lost a child by miscarriage? I know, guys often don’t “get it”, but if you know one, ask a woman who has miscarried about this story.

Think for a moment about a hospital that burns the corpses of still-born infants for fuel- still find that an amusing thought?

I think of the two babies we lost at 12 weeks and 17 weeks being used for heat and I am simultaneously nauseated and rendered almost speechless with horror.

I look at your witty quips regarding this, and wonder what’s inside of you? Anything?

Pless1foEngrish on March 24, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Total disregard of human life.
Euthanizing the elderly is not far off.

justltl on March 24, 2014 at 11:44 AM

I’m sure if you scratch the surface, that is already going on in UK hospitals.

PatriotGal2257 on March 24, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Identified as the Liverpool Pathway.

Families were of course not informed…seems to be a pattern in utilitarian healthcare.

workingclass artist on March 24, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Couldn’t they at least have asked? I mean, it’s one thing to say “do you want us to cremate the remains or w/e for you?”, be told “no” and then dispose of it*, it’s quite another to just incinerate it from the get-go.

* I’m assuming you don’t think every one of these foetuses or w/e needs a more dignified end.

PatriotGal2257 on March 24, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Frankly, it happens in every country to some extent. Not sure it’s a bad idea either (assuming it’s voluntary… Christ, what a world it is that I have to even think about adding those 3 words to something like this).

Teleros on March 24, 2014 at 11:54 AM

(Pssst: Perhaps not shrieking Nazi, as seems so popular among the anti’s, might help with your PR a little too.)

MJBrutus on March 24, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Not burning dead babies for heat might help a little with yours.

steebo77 on March 24, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Two UK hospitals incinerated the remains of dead babies for heat

For some strange reason, the matrix trilogy comes to mind. This is both demented and sad.

rukiddingme on March 24, 2014 at 11:54 AM

But it’s no surprise that you would show your face here in support of the murder and unceremonious disposal of unwanted babies.

njrob on March 24, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Except, of course, that I expressed no such support wrt to that form of disposal. But carry on. The hate lamp is lit.

MJBrutus on March 24, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Pless1foEngrish on March 24, 2014 at 11:53 AM

He has no conscience. He just knows if conservatives feel one way, he’s on the other side.

njrob on March 24, 2014 at 11:55 AM

We’re losing our humanity.

Pro-aborts would go nuts if hospitals were incinerating the remains of dogs or turtle eggs.

Resist We Much on March 24, 2014 at 11:55 AM

You make it sound like the hospitals are killing children for heat.

– They have to have incinerators to safely dispose of all kinds of biohazardous waste.
– Some decided to be “green” and have the heat from the incinerators help heat the hospitals.
– You suddenly realize what happens to aborted fetuses and have a conniption.

Stopping abortion is the solution. But until that happens, what is your reasonable solution for disposal?
db on March 24, 2014 at 11:25 AM

My, aren’t we oh-so-pragmatic

How about this? We make the woman put into writing her directive for the disposal of that which was growing inside her and charge her (or the victimized taxpayer) for the related costs?

M240H on March 24, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Along this continuum lies soylent green. I’m only morbidly half joking.

Midas on March 24, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Certainly there are enough hungry children in the world that could use a few fetuses to eat.

Axeman on March 24, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Pless1foEngrish on March 24, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Another one. I expressed no opinion on the practice of disposal of aborted fetuses this way. You ASSumed a lot.

Nazi comparisons only weaken and discredit the argument your side is trying to make. It makes you look shrill, obnoxious and desperate.

MJBrutus on March 24, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Pro-aborts would go nuts if hospitals were incinerating the remains of dogs or turtle eggs.

Resist We Much on March 24, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Sad, isn’t it?

OmahaConservative on March 24, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Identified as the Liverpool Pathway.

Families were of course not informed…seems to be a pattern in utilitarian healthcare.

workingclass artist on March 24, 2014 at 11:53 AM

The liverpool “care” pathway was awful, and has been stopped.
The families were informed… sorta. Depends on what they thought cremation entailed. Personally, I don’t really think the hospitals explained well enough to allow people to make meaningful choices.

Ramadahl on March 24, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Stopping abortion is the solution. But until that happens, what is your reasonable solution for disposal?

db on March 24, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Got two words for ya, ghoul:

Soylent Green./

gryphon202 on March 24, 2014 at 11:58 AM

using the remains of human beings for utilitarian fuel

workingclass artist on March 24, 2014 at 11:51 AM

They are disposing of the human tissue the way they dispose of all human tissue. They are also disposing of lots of biohazardous materials. Having “green” incinerators is the problem you have with all of this?

I’m not hearing a reasonable alternative.

db on March 24, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Anyway, question for our three lefty readers: Which group are you in?

Firstly, welcome back, AP

On topic, thuja, not one of the lefties, will argue that it’s a good idea.

One of the leftists will likely argue that the move messes up the environment…leftist quandry…AlGore esplodes.

Schadenfreude on March 24, 2014 at 11:58 AM

MJBrutus on March 24, 2014 at 11:41 AM

So be a part of a growing sand dune, not a cost cutting tool for an already under performing government program.

Cindy Munford on March 24, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Midas on March 24, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Aw nuts. You beat me to it.

gryphon202 on March 24, 2014 at 11:58 AM

If humanity can make such good use of my remains, they are welcome to them.

MJBrutus on March 24, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Lead by example and go DIAF.

NotCoach on March 24, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Resist We Much on March 24, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Hey, on Star Trek they call us carbon based beings, wouldn’t that be bad for the atmosphere?

Cindy Munford on March 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Cindy Munford on March 24, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Whatever is best for humanity would be my choice for disposal of my remains.

MJBrutus on March 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM

workingclass artist on March 24, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Yes.

I forgot what it was called, but the Liverpool Pathway is it.

PatriotGal2257 on March 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Firstly, welcome back, AP

On topic, thuja, not one of the lefties, will argue that it’s a good idea.

One of the leftists will likely argue that the move messes up the environment…leftist quandry…AlGore esplodes.

Schadenfreude on March 24, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Thuja’s thinking on the sanctity of life comes straight out of Peter Singer and Margaret Sanger. That sure as shit isn’t right-wing thinking, Schad.

gryphon202 on March 24, 2014 at 12:01 PM

How about this? We make the woman put into writing her directive for the disposal of that which was growing inside her and charge her (or the victimized taxpayer) for the related costs?

M240H on March 24, 2014 at 11:56 AM

If you think that is reasonable, by all means call your representative and encourage them to pass the legislation. But until then…

db on March 24, 2014 at 12:01 PM

The embalming procedure leaves much to be desired from the standpoint of dignity. As does an autopsy.

butch on March 24, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Whatever is best for humanity would be my choice for disposal of my remains.

MJBrutus on March 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Then I’ll be right there to spit on your grave.

gryphon202 on March 24, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Pro-aborts would go nuts if hospitals were incinerating the remains of dogs or turtle eggs.

Resist We Much on March 24, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Did you miss the post where I said the hospitals were doing exactly that? Not sure about turtle eggs, not so many of them round here.

Ramadahl on March 24, 2014 at 12:02 PM

The embalming procedure leaves much to be desired from the standpoint of dignity. As does an autopsy.

butch on March 24, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Huh. That’s funny, considering how few major religions are against either.

gryphon202 on March 24, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Copying my comment from the headlines thread:

You make it sound like the hospitals are killing children for heat.

– They have to have incinerators to safely dispose of all kinds of biohazardous waste.
– Some decided to be “green” and have the heat from the incinerators help heat the hospitals.
– You suddenly realize what happens to aborted fetuses and have a conniption.

Stopping abortion is the solution. But until that happens, what is your reasonable solution for disposal?

db on March 24, 2014 at 11:25 AM

If you believe that abortion really just removes a lump of tissue, like a tumor, then the logical conclusion is to just throw the corpses into the incinerator.

But even those who rationalize why abortion is OK still have a hard time pretending that burning baby corpses for fuel is morally acceptable. So they try to have it both ways, claiming they’re not human, so there’s nothing wrong with aborting them, but then claiming that burning the corpses for heat violates their moral compass, and is “unacceptable.”

Their peculiar rationalizations aside, burning corpses for heat is unacceptable and monstrous.

There Goes the Neighborhood on March 24, 2014 at 12:03 PM

When you have no respect for life, this is the end result.

They’ll just claim it’s no different than cremation.

njrob on March 24, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Sure, but would they cremate people to generate heat? Or even cremate amputated limbs? Or dead animals?

Justifying abortion requires such dehumanization of the unborn and desensitizing of the practitioners that we wind up with situations like this. It’s as if they are psychologically compelled to treat the remains in such an outrageous manner in order to maintain the logical consistency of their views on the unborn.

To afford even a hint of dignity to these children would destroy the pro-abort’s ability to maintain the lies that they must continually tell themselves to sustain a positive self-image while endorsing the killing of the unborn.

29Victor on March 24, 2014 at 12:03 PM

They are disposing of the human tissue the way they dispose of all human tissue. They are also disposing of lots of biohazardous materials. Having “green” incinerators is the problem you have with all of this?

I’m not hearing a reasonable alternative.

db on March 24, 2014 at 11:58 AM

And yet the NHS issued an instant ban on the practice. Why do that if this is a reasonable alternative?

Better yet, why shouldn’t the parents get a energy credit on their taxes? That seems reasonable if you use human beings for heat.

Happy Nomad on March 24, 2014 at 12:04 PM

MJBrutus on March 24, 2014 at 11:57 AM

I try to figure out what kind of mental make-up one must possess to come into a thread with a subject like this and pick a fight. Psychopath, sociopath… I have no idea whats wrong with you, but I do know that I seriously pity you.

Valkyriepundit on March 24, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Or even cremate amputated limbs?
29Victor on March 24, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Pretty sure they do this.

Ramadahl on March 24, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Just so everyone knows, the carbon footprint of the incineration of a human body is completely negative. This means that there is no energy released. All of the energy involved in the operation must be added from energy sources. Burning a human body releases no energy and thus can provide no energy to be used as a source of heat.

chuckh on March 24, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Strawman much?

db on March 24, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Not a straw man , just logic.

Hoo-man beans is hoo-man beans. Of course some people think a dead human is just potentially hazardous dead tissue, and its reasonable to dispose of them via a hospital heating plant.

Should the treatment of your mom’s corpse, or the dead bodies of your children be any different? YOU apparently think so.

I don’t see any particular reason to treat your mother with more respect than the tiny babies who died via an abortionist.

It would, after all be easy to justify the rational disposal of dead people via incineration and heat recapture, as opposed to the incredible waste of resources we see in the modern funeral industry.

Pless1foEngrish on March 24, 2014 at 12:04 PM

gryphon202 on March 24, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Classy as always. Sadly, for you, I don’t think burial is the best choice for my dead body. Feel free to whiz on my ashes, or whatever. I sure won’t mind.

MJBrutus on March 24, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Except, of course, that I expressed no such support wrt to that form of disposal. But carry on. The hate lamp is lit.

MJBrutus on March 24, 2014 at 11:54 AM

So which group are you in?

Caiwyn on March 24, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Nazi comparisons only weaken and discredit the argument your side is trying to make. It makes you look shrill, obnoxious and desperate.

MJBrutus on March 24, 2014 at 11:57 AM

The comparison is perfectly accurate.

“Just following orders”.

nobar on March 24, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Whatever is best for humanity would be my choice for disposal of my remains.

MJBrutus on March 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Dear pompous half-wit,

Every teaching hospital in the United States has a body-donation form you can request by phone to be sent you. As well, this desire on your part should be corroborated by a living will type document and a relative has knowledge of your wishes.

Please use this time to perform these tasks.

Now.

M240H on March 24, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Valkyriepundit on March 24, 2014 at 12:04 PM

I did not pick a fight. I saw Nazi comparisons right off the bat and spoke up about how inappropriate they are.

MJBrutus on March 24, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Sadly, for you, I don’t think burial is the best choice for my dead body. Feel free to whiz on my ashes, or whatever. I sure won’t mind.

MJBrutus on March 24, 2014 at 12:05 PM

You know all about classy. Preach on, Brother Brutus./

gryphon202 on March 24, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Nazi comparisons only weaken and discredit the argument your side is trying to make. It makes you look shrill, obnoxious and desperate.

MJBrutus on March 24, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Bull, the libs don’t suffer from any lack of comparing conservatives to Nazis. And they don’t really suffer for calling conservatives Nazis.

We live in a world with vast fields of gray, until you hit Nazi-town. Thus Nazis having been a striking example of evil from diverse paradigms, it is the most concrete way to discuss human evil, without injecting specific viewpoints upon it.

Your Godwin taboo notwithstanding.

Axeman on March 24, 2014 at 12:06 PM

So which group are you in?

Caiwyn on March 24, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Count me among the “I don’t cares”.

MJBrutus on March 24, 2014 at 12:07 PM

I did not pick a fight. I saw Nazi comparisons right off the bat and spoke up about how inappropriate they are.

MJBrutus on March 24, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Which is not at all inappropriate given the topic of incinerating aborted fetuses. But enjoy your high horse, douchebag. That smug feeling of superiority can’t last forever.

gryphon202 on March 24, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Welcome back Allah. I’m sorry that you have to lead off with such a horrible story.

Brat on March 24, 2014 at 12:08 PM

db on March 24, 2014 at 11:25 AM

In most states, it is against the law for veterinarians to dispose of the remains of animals in waste bins or on-premises incinerators. They must either turn the remains over to a disposal company, which are generally crematoriums, or return them to the owners for burial.

Resist We Much on March 24, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Wouldn’t the incineration of these babies ad to CO2 emissions? I guess there really is MAN-MADE global warming.

BierManVA on March 24, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Welcome back from vacation Allah! What did you bring us? You were in Ukraine were you not?

Bmore on March 24, 2014 at 12:09 PM

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