British hospital disposes of aborted babies in trash incinerator

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CAMBRIDGE — A leading British hospital has acknowledged it burns aborted babies in the same incinerator used to dispose of its trash and waste.

Addenbrooke's Hospital, located in Cambridge, announced it could no longer afford to use the Cambridge City Crematorium to dispose of the bodies of aborted children, according to the Daily Mail, an English newspaper.

A hospital spokeswoman said the babies were not incinerated at the same time as rubbish, the Daily Mail reported. She also said a white sheet is hung over the front of the incinerator and two specialists in bereavement care observe when the babies are disposed of, according to the newspaper.

Those provisions did not appear to satisfy British pro-life advocates, as well as some women who have had abortions at the hospital and some church leaders.

Pro-life organizations said the practice is not illegal but violates the spirit of nursing guidelines that say fetal disposal with waste is "completely unacceptable."

"What absolute horror," said Lisa Wilson of the ProLife Alliance, the Daily Mail reported. "Has our society lost even a minimum concept of the humanity of the unborn child and the respect due to these tiny victims of our ruthless legislation?"

A woman who had an abortion at Addenbrooke's and asked she not be identified told the newspaper, "I am furious and very hurt. Imagine my horror when I discovered that my baby was incinerated in the same furnace as the hospital rubbish."