May 24th, 2014 by admin
The Campaign to Stop Stericycle has learned that officials in an Oregon county have canceled their contract with the medical waste giant Stericycle over concerns that it has been transporting aborted babies from Canada to be incinerated at a local waste-to-energy plant.
The news outlet B.C. Catholic recently broke the story about the incineration of aborted babies at the Covanta Marion Plant in Portland after conducting an investigation into the matter. It reports that the British Columbia Health Ministry told the publication that “biomedical waste [which includes] human tissue, such as surgically removed cancerous tissue, amputated limbs and fetal tissue [is] disposed of through appropriate contracted providers.” Stericycle Canada contracts with the organization to dispose of the “waste,” which is then transported to Covanta Marion in Oregon.
While Covanta Marion states that they were told by Stericycle that aborted babies are not included in the containers that are incinerated at the plant and converted into electricity, it also noted that employees are not allowed to open the containers to see for themselves.
The Marion County Board of Commissioners, which maintains Stericycle’s contract with the county, has now canceled its contract with the medical waste company over the matter. Chairman Sam Brentano said that he believes aborted babies were indeed being disposed of at the plant.
“I believe they were in there,” he told the Portland Tribune. “If we can provide a service to our region, I’m fine with that, but when it comes to British Columbia, I have no comfort in trusting them on this. That’s just my personal opinion. We’d like to have that confidence, but I don’t know how we could, other than tearing into the containers. I have no confidence that fetuses haven’t been in there.”
The commissioners also revised the county’s policies regarding the use of medical waste at the Covanta Marion plant to ban aborted babies from being received at the facility.
Campaign to Stop Stericycle has long exposed the medical wastes giant’s collection, transportation and incineration of aborted babies in the U.S. and beyond. Grand Jury documents released by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office in 2011, and obtained by the Campaign to Stop Stericycle, revealed that Stericycle had been disposing of fetal remains for convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell for years.
Stericycle was also fined over $42,000 in 2011 after the company was found to be illegally dumping aborted babies into a municipal landfill in Austin, Texas with household and commercial garbage. The Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) found Stericycle liable for “failure to prevent the disposal of treated fetuses at a municipal solid waste landfill” and “failure to comply with permit conditions.”
“We are deeply grieved, yet not surprised, that Stericycle was involved in this heinous activity of shipping aborted babies into the U.S. from Canada to be burned as trash and used to power the community,” said Michael Marcavage, director of the Campaign to Stop Stericycle. “We applaud the Marion County Board of Commissioners for cutting ties with Stericycle and amending its policies to ensure that the county has no part in the furtherance of the abortion holocaust.”
“Stericycle must be stopped from its sick and disturbing practices in America and beyond,” he added. “Without the help of Stericycle and businesses like it, the abortion industry would collapse.”
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