Energy Plant in Oregon Burning Aborted Babies From Canada to Generate Electricity - Planned Parenthood Connection
by Steven Ertelt | Vancouver, Canada | LifeNews.com | 4/23/14
An energy plant in Oregon is reportedly burning aborted babies from Canada to generate electricity. UPDATE: Local officials say they will stop the practice while they look into the situation.
Following the LifeNews story below that received national attention, the Marion County Board of Commissioners issued the following statement:
Today the Marion County Board of Commissioners learned that the Covanta Waste-to-Energy Facility located in Marion County may be accepting medical waste containing human tissue from outside sources. In response to an April 21 article in The B.C Catholic, the board took immediate action to temporarily halt the acceptance of boxed medical waste at the facility.
Commissioner Sam Brentano, chair, said, “We provide an important service to the people of this state and it would be a travesty if this program is jeopardized due to this finding. We thought our ordinance excluded this type of material at the waste-to-energy facility. We will take immediate action to ensure a process is developed to prohibit human tissue from future deliveries.”
“We are outraged and disgusted that this material could be included in medical waste received at the facility,” said Commissioner Janet Carlson. “We did not know this practice was occurring until today. We are taking immediate action and initiating discussions with Covanta Marion to make certain that this type of medical waste is not accepted in the future.”
The board has called an Emergency Meeting to discuss the issue further for 9 a.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014, in the Board of Commissioners Office located at 555 Court Street NE, 5th Floor, Salem.
The British Columbia Catholic newspaper reported in its edition this week that the remains of aborted and miscarried children from the Canadian province are likely being mixed with everyday trash and sent to an energy plant in Oregon. The paper contacted the British Columbia Health Ministry and received a response back saying that “biomedical waste,” including “human tissue” and “fetal tissue” are being disposed of through officially approved contractors. The provincials officials also confirmed some of that “waste” is shipped to Oregon.
“The ministry understands that some is transferred to Oregon. There it is incinerated in a waste-to-energy plant,” the email to the Catholic newspaper indicated.
According to the paper, the Oregon plant in question is located in Brooks, Oregon.
Oregon Right to Life’s Executive Director Gayle Atteberry, upon receiving word of this new “alternative energy” source, emailed LifeNews:
“As horrified as I am to hear of the bodies of Canada’s smallest citizens being burned to create electricity for our homes, I am not surprised. When we do not respect the unborn babies’ right to life, what is stopping us from using their bodies for our own gain, whether that be burning them for electricity or destroying them for embryonic stem cell research? The next question is: are Oregon’s babies being burned as well?”
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While the pro-abortion movement frequently condemns pro-life advocates who draw comparisons between abortion and the Holocaust, the report of babies burned to heat UK hospitals is a shocking reminder of the callous way human life was treated by the Nazi regime. According to the report in the London Telegraph newspaper, the aborted babies were incinerated as “clinical waste” in “waste to energy” plans at British hospitals.
The hospitals, funded by the British government’s NHS health care program, admitted burning the babies’ bodies along with legitimate medical waste and trash. The Department of Health has reportedly issued a ban on the practice, prohibiting the hospitals from exploiting the bodies of babies victimized by abortion any further.
Oregon officials: Power plant will stop burning aborted babies from Canada
By ANDREW BRANCH Posted April 24, 2014 WNG
Commissioner Samuel Brentano speaks at an emergency
meeting of the Marion County Commission in Salem, Ore.
An Oregon incineration power plant has been burning the bodies of Canada’s aborted and miscarried babies through a medical waste agreement with a company that works for regional hospitals in British Columbia. In an emergency meetingThursday, the Marion County board of commissioners halted the burning of all medical waste indefinitely.
“Bottom line: I’m not going to facilitate abortion,” county chair Sam Brentano told Oregon news station KGW. “It’s the ultimate disrespect to innocence.”
The revelation came from the B.C. Catholic, which investigated British Columbia’s Ministry of Health in an apparent response to last month’s reports from the United Kingdom’s own government-run health system. Ten British medical facilities operated by the National Health Service admitted they burned babies’ remains along with trash, often under a “green” energy program.
Kristy Anderson, a health ministry spokeswoman from British Columbia, confirmed the Catholic’sfindings to the Associated Press. Regional health authorities in Canada have a contract with Stericycle, the largest medical waste disposal company in the United States. Stericycle sends biomedical waste, including fetal tissue, cancerous tissue, and amputated limbs, to Oregon, where it’s incinerated in a waste-energy plant.
The Catholic identified the plant as Covanta Marion, based in Brooks, Ore. The facility is owned and operated by Covanta, in a partnership with Marion County. According to its website, the plant processes 550 tons per day of municipal solid waste, generating up to 13 megawatts of energy sold to Portland General Electric.
Covanta told KGW on Wednesday that the county is responsible for medical waste contracts. The plant just burns what it’s sent, and the boxes are sealed. “Covanta is shocked by these allegations,” the company said, vowing to stop accepting shipments from British Columbia. County spokeswoman Jolene Kelley said Wednesday that commissioners never had any indication that babies’ remains might be included. “We learned that today,” she said.
Marion County estimates that the facility processes about 700 tons of in-county medical waste each year and about 1,200 tons from elsewhere. At the county’s emergency meeting Thursday, staff said they have had a contract with the waste company that British Columbia uses for five to seven years, according to KATU reporter Stephen Mayer.
Commissioners moved to end all business dealings with the company, Mayer reported, with one commissioner calling the whole ordeal “a disgusting disrespect for human life.” The practice did not violate any Oregon laws, but commissioners called it an “ethical issue” and indefinitely halted all burning of medical waste—regardless of its source—until they can verify the contents. New contracts will include clauses that forbid the inclusion of any fetal tissue.
What the British Columbia Health Ministry does and will do with the bodies it discards through Stericycle, which also has contracts with Planned Parenthood on this side of the border, remains unclear.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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