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On the Incineration of Fetuses as Waste

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"Health officials in the U.K. face scrutiny after it came to light that state-run hospitals have been incinerating fetuses along with their garbage....The bodies of some 15,500 aborted and miscarried babies were burned as 'clinical waste,' some of which has gone to heating the facilities.  The investigation found that 27 National Health Service (NHS) trusts had incinerated fetal remains in the last two years. Ten NHS trusts admitted to the practice, two of which said the aborted and miscarried fetuses were disposed of in the hospitals' 'waste-to-energy' system, which generates heating for the facilities.  Health officials condemned the incinerating of fetuses and immediately called for a moratorium on the practice.... Many of the mothers were reportedly told the bodies had been 'cremated.'"---15,000 Fetuses Incinerated To Heat UK Hospitals," Philip Ross, International Busin ess Times,, March 24, 2014

Aborted babies
and miscarried babies
are being incinerated by the thousands
by British hospitals,
the fetuses labeled "clinical waste"...

Incinerate those fetal remains!
It's fine as long as no one complains.

    What on earth is the world coming to?
    It's one gigantic Nazi oven.
    Shovel them in,
    just keep on shovin'.
    Who told those women to do so much lovin'?

The tiny bodies
burnt in the ovens
will heat the whole hospital
and keep patients warm.
So shovel those babies
along with the trash.
We'll save on heating bills,
save on cash.

Don't tell the parents,
they don't need to know.
Lie to the mothers
to the fathers too.
Tell them "the remains were cremated."
Give Mommy a pill and keep her sedated.
She don't need to know.
What she don't know won't hurt her.
She don't need to know.
We don't want to exert her.

    What on earth is the world coming to?
    It's one gigantic Nazi oven.
    Shovel them in,
    just keep on shovin'.
    Who told those women to do so much lovin'?
    Maybe some of them were part of a coven.


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Walt Gelles is the author of Options: The Alternative Cancer Therapy Book (Avery/Penguin Random House). His articles and political verse have been published at,, OpEdNews, and other websites.

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