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Old 03-24-2014, 12:49 PM
 
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Aborted babies incinerated to heat UK hospitals - Telegraph

How horrible! I work in a hospital boiler room and cannot imagine doing this! What the Heck is wrong with these people?
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:58 PM
 
Location: England.
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What do you propose?

Individual burials for foetuses that were not wanted?

Maybe it's the least bad option.
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Old 03-24-2014, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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What do you propose?

Individual burials for foetuses that were not wanted?
Actually, that's a good idea.
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Old 03-24-2014, 04:02 PM
 
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What do you propose?

Individual burials for foetuses that were not wanted?

Maybe it's the least bad option.
If you bothered to read the article, the patients weren't given a choice. Secondly, it's one thing to place the baby in a medical waste incinerator. It's different to toss it in a furnace.
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Old 03-24-2014, 04:32 PM
 
Location: The Silver State (from the UK)
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What do you propose?

Individual burials for foetuses that were not wanted?

Maybe it's the least bad option.


I'm with Hengist on this one..
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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The NHS
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:16 AM
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Location: London, UK
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Don't see anything wrong with this...its good that the energy from the babies are getting used rather than escaping into the atmosphere.
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Your body is made of molecules of various chemicals and substances. which pass into and out of it during your lifetime. Where do you think all those molecules will be a thousand years from how? Will they have been used for some useful purpose on their way back into the chaos of the universe? Do you think that your molecules are somehow deserving of special treatment through eternity, just because they once, briefly, at the moment of your death, were driven by the commands of your soul?

Why do so many people's sad lives revolve around such trivial concerns?
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:46 AM
 
Location: California
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If you bothered to read the article, the patients weren't given a choice. Secondly, it's one thing to place the baby in a medical waste incinerator. It's different to toss it in a furnace.

From a purely ethical perspective, I'm not sure what the distinction is between a furnace and a medical waste incinerator? Both of them are essentially incinerators.
Nowhere in the article did it use the word 'furnace' anyway, it used the term 'waste to energy plant' which as far as I understand it is a medical waste incinerator.

I'm not sure what the NHS is expected to do to be honest. This is about choice, not about the method of disposal.
A miscarried baby is a separate issue - the parents should be asked permission what they want to do - many parents choose to have a formal funeral at their own cost. So on this issue I would agree that parents should be consulted.
But aborted fetuses are unwanted. Is the NHS supposed to fund funerals for them that nobody is going to turn up to? I'm not sure what the ethical issue is here. The issue seems to be that it's okay to cremate the fetus, just not okay to use the heat from the remains? Isn't that environmentally unethical?
Sorry I'm female and I don't have a problem with it either.

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Old 03-25-2014, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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More about baby burning:

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