Denver Newsroom, Apr 7, 2022 / 16:37 pm
The revelation of the bodies of 115 aborted babies, allegedly discarded by a Washington, D.C. abortion clinic in late March and intercepted by anti-abortion activists, has again highlighted the often undignified treatment of aborted children.
At least 1,725 abortions took place in the U.S. every day of 2019, the latest year that government figures are available. What happens to the remains of those babies? Here’s what we know:
The absence of regulations in many states means aborted babies can be treated as medical waste. But several states mandate cremation or burial.
Reports abound of aborted babies being found discarded in dumpsters, in landfills, and even flushed down toilets. There have even been reports of fetal remains being incinerated along with other medical waste to produce electricity.