Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Aborted Babies Incinerated to Heat UK Hospitals

          News like that which is reported in the UK's Telegraph is macabre enough to spoil the most pleasant of days; 'Aborted Babies Incinerated to Heat UK Hospitals'

The article reports that "the bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation has found.
Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning foetal remains alongside other rubbish while two others used the bodies in ‘waste-to-energy’ plants which generate power for heat."


The article also describes the treatment of the families; "parents who lose children in early pregnancy were often treated without compassion and were not consulted about what they wanted to happen to the remains."

It's of course no surprise that business and corporations act so heartlessly, but it is sad that parents
don't bother to ensure that their aborted child is appropriately handled. The hospitals defended themselves by pointing out that "trained health professionals discuss the options with parents ‘both verbally and in writing. 'The parents are given exactly the same choice on the disposal of foetal remains as for a stillborn child and their personal wishes are respected,' they added."



This defense may well be true, but even so it only serves to show how debased have humanity in general has become when human life is treated so distainfully by individuals and corporations alike.

Of all the crimes of modern humanity, the beastial treatment of the unborn tears my heart the most. The mistreatment of the innocent amongst us is the greatest of crimes. Christ assures us that "it would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble." Christ isn't only referring to the spiritual deception of children, but also any violation of their precious innocence. God was always seen as a champion of the innocent and abused people. This was the case in Old Testament times, and further crystallised by Christ's teachings. 
Such flagrant disregard for God's law will surely not go on for much longer. Evil only ever persists for a short time before justice inexorably follows. 
The only other thing that breaks my heart more than cases such as these is the lack of outrage that should follow these types of news reports. I'm as guilty as anyone, I've been too preoccupied with worldly ambitions and selfish pursuits. But something has to change. My heart pleads for change. I plead for God to change me, to break me, crush me, whatever it takes in order to build me into a vessel worthy of defending His great name. God is justice, God is peace, God is compassion and God is charity. These things are the essence of God's nature. We, as stewards of God's earth, must fight to for these things.

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