In March, Live Action News reported that pro-life group Created Equal had learned of multiple illegal pickups made by medical waste hauler Stericycle from a South Carolina abortion facility employee — only the pickups were made clandestinely, not on the site of the abortion facility. The video from Created Equal, posted in March, is below:
Created Equal noted in an email today, “On three separate occasions, video was captured showing a representative of GWC illegally transporting dead babies in a passenger car and transferring the aborted baby body parts to a Stericycle waste truck at a local gas station.” The abortion facility, Greenville Women’s Clinic, did not have a required waste disposal plan. As previously reported by Live Action News:
The notice also states that the abortion facility “failed to develop a written infectious waste management plan” and that the Bureau of Land and Waste Management may “impose monetary penalties” for the lack of a plan as well as for the unauthorized transport of infectious waste for disposal.
According to Created Equal, those monetary penalties were issued, and they were in the thousands of dollars:
An administrative order was issued by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) against Greenville Women’s Center (GWC) to resolve the violation of a south Carolina infectious waste law. Additionally, the SCDHEC issued a consent order against waste hauler, Stericycle. The abortion company was fined $19,000 and Stericycle was fined $9,500.
Stericycle and Greenville Women’s Clinic must pay their fines within 30 days to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. For some time, the public had been led to believe that Stericycle had broken ties with the abortion industry, due to outside pressure.
The U.S. abortion industry has long had issues with finding ways to dispose of one million bodies of aborted children every year. One Michigan abortion facility owner was even caught on tape joking about being so desperate to dispose of the bodies that she considered putting each one in a gift bag. “We were really tempted to give the fetus back…” she said. “Um, we thought, we’ll give it [after an abortion] to everybody in a gift bag – they can take it home, figure out what to do with it. It’s their pregnancy, and why is this our problem?”