Babies Gosnell Killed in Abortion, Infanticide Taken to State Landfills

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 28, 2013   |   12:41PM   |   Philadelphia, PA

What became of many of the babies abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell killed in horrific abortions and infanticides? One researcher has the answers.

Michael Marcavage of Stop Stericycle, a campaign to get the waste management company out of the abortion business, released a report showing many of the bodies of the babies killed eventually made their way to Pennsylvania landfills.

Marcavage says the bodies were supposed to be taken to be incinerated, as is appropriate under Pennsylvania state law. However, he says many of the bodies of Gosnell’s abortion victims were mislabeled and, as a result, were taken to landfills, which violates state laws regarding the disposal of aborted babies.

He says his group is calling for an investigation into the medical waste giant Stericycle surrounding its years of collecting, transporting and incinerating babies killed at Gosnell’s abortion clinic.

Marcavage provided the following report:

Grand jury documents released by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office in 2011 revealed that Stericycle had been disposing of fetal remains for Gosnell for years. According to the Grand Jury Presentment, while interviewing Gosnell’s employees for the case, it was discovered that staff were assigned the task of preparing the boxes of aborted babies for Stericycle’s arrival.

“James Johnson, who worked for Gosnell since 2001, testified that his duties included collecting the red biohazard bags of fetal remains and putting them in boxes for pickup by an outside firm, Stericycle.” (Page 32)

The Grand Jury Report, a separate document released by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, also stated:

“Sometimes, according to Tina Baldwin, fetal remains were left out overnight. ‘You knew about it the next day when you opened the door … Because you could smell it as soon as you opened the door.’ According to a plan that Gosnell filed with the Philadelphia Health Department in 2004, waste was to be stored in the basement for once-a-week pickup by a waste disposal company.” (Page 47)

However, the presentment also explained, “Johnson told us that in the last two years, Gosnell did not always pay his Stericycle bills.” Since Stericycle would not collect the abortion “waste” until payment was received, the fetal remains were packed into freezers until Stericycle resumed its cooperation. In fact, the report stated:

“In the interim, and as the search team discovered during the February 18 raid, freezers at the clinic were full of discarded fetuses…” (Page 47)

Based on the Grand Jury’s findings and supporting testimony, everything points to Stericycle as being involved with the disposal of babies killed at Gosnell’s abortion facility. Human body parts that are collected by Stericycle in Pennsylvania are hauled to the company’s plant in North Carolina (the Stericycle incinerator used for much of the medical waste on the East Coast) to be burned with tons of medical garbage.

During an undercover investigation in 2010, Stericycle sales representative Mara Villalobos told CSS, “You’ll get stickers marked for incinerate only. The waste will be incinerated. It will be incinerated, so it will be hauled over to Haw River, [North Carolina].” She also outlined in great detail the packaging protocol for fetal remains. Click here to listen to Stericycle’s shocking admissions.

However, as acknowledged by Villalobos, while it is illegal to incinerate third trimester babies in the state, Stericycle never asks about the contents of the boxes. Its waste acceptance policy is treated more like a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy when it comes to the contents of the collected medical waste containers. North Carolina law prohibits the incineration of recognizable fetuses and newborn babies.

“Stericycle’s willful ignorance of the aborted babies contained in the boxes does not exempt the company from accountability under the law,” Marcavage said. “Furthermore, the collaboration between Gosnell and Stericycle must not be ignored, nor the modern-day Auschwitz that Stericycle continues to operate as it hauls away babies like trash and burns their bodies with tons of medical garbage.”

“If Gosnell had kept paying his Stericycle bills, who knows what evidence would have been left to convict him,” Marcavage stated. “Stericycle was willing to dispose of Gosnell’s so-called ‘waste’ for as long as they were profiting from the abortionist.”

CSS is calling upon citizens across the country to contact the environmental protection agencies in both Pennsylvania and North Carolina to demand an investigation, and to request that Stericycle no longer be permitted to burn aborted babies at its North Carolina incineration plant.

“Stericycle must stop facilitating the abortion holocaust in America and cease enabling those who are killing our nation’s children to stay in business,” Marcavage said. “We will not stop pursuing Stericycle until Stericycle stops collaborating with the abortion industry.”


1) Contact Public Information Officer Cathy Akroyd with the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources at 919-707-8200 or email [email protected] and request an investigation into Stericycle’s incineration of late-term and newborn babies at its incineration plant in Graham, North Carolina. Ask that the department revoke Stericycle’s incineration permit and enforce all applicable laws.

2) Contact Regional Director Lynn Langer with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection at 484-250-5900 or email [email protected] and request an investigation into Stericycle’s collection, transportation and incineration of babies killed at Kermit Gosnell’s abortion facility.