Just as the shock and horror that followed news of British hospitals using the remains of aborted children to provide heat to their facilities began to subside, news broke that Canada and the U.S. are partnered with one another to accomplish the same end.
The British Columbia Health Ministry has admitted that babies killed by abortion are ultimately being used to provide electricity to certain parts of Oregon. A waste-to-energy facility in Oregon receives biomedical waste from British Columbia, and this “biomedical waste” includes the bodies of babies who were aborted in Canada. It is unclear exactly which parts of Oregon are being powered by this energy source, but according to the Oregon Refuse and Recycling Association, it is “likely” that the remains make their final stop, prior to being incinerated, at the Covanta Marion waste-to-energy facility.
According to LifeSiteNews:
The power facility, located in Brookes just off the I-5, burns waste in two massive boilers at a temperature of about 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The heat transfers into water tubes, which creates steam to drive turbines. The turbines generate electricity.
A 2007 article about the Marion waste-to-energy facility that appeared in the Willamette Live — ironically titled “Burn, Baby, Burn” — stated that at the time the incinerator burned about 800 tons (1,764,000 pounds) of medical waste per year.
“Medical waste is brought to the facility in sealed boxes and is carried to the furnace on a conveyor belt which layers it with the rest of the solid waste being processed,” the article states.
Locals at the time protested the “importation and burning of medical waste,” expressing concern about breathing “toxic emissions.”
It will be interesting to see what those locals may think about the fact that they are breathing the emissions of aborted fetal remains – babies who never got the chance to breathe themselves, because others didn’t want them to. It will also be interesting to see how many more of these cases are uncovered now that the can of worms has been opened in the U.K.