Last week, LifeNews.com reported how copies of the unreleased Center for Medical Progress videos catching Planned Parenthood and other abortion industry leaders selling aborted babies and their body parts had been leaked to the public. Today, the content of one of those videos is drawing condemnation from pro-life advocates.
The leaked videos contain footage filmed at a conference of the National Abortion Federation, a trade group of abortion clinic owners and abortionists. There, Renee Chelian, who owns the Northland Family Planning chain of abortion clinics, which do about 25 percent of the abortions in Michigan, talked about the problems she had disposing the bodies of aborted babies after the medical recycling company Stericycle stopped provided service to her abortion facilities.
Chelian talks about how she had the bodies of five months worth of aborted babies in freezers at her abortion clinics and no idea what to do with them.
“I was so consumed with fetal tissue that I was ready to drive to upper Michigan to have a bonfire. And it was just trying to figure out, you know, how I wouldn’t get stopped or how far into the woods would I have to go to have this fire that nobody would see me,” she is caught telling the audience of a NAF workshop.
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Later in the workshop, Chelian is shown saying she thought it would be a “great idea” to burn the remains of aborted babies for energy but reluctantly admitted doing so would create a “PR nightmare.”
Chelian says: “It’s also a potential PR nightmare. … This country [the U.S.] doesn’t want to deal with death. And dead bodies. And whether, or tissue. … [S]o we pretend like that doesn’t happen. But when you want to have a real discussion, nobody’s ready for it. And…it’s a PR nightmare for us. If we end up being the front page of the paper, “Fetuses are being used for energy.” I mean–I think it’s a great idea…”
Here is Part 1 of the full discussion and Chelian’s comments begin at the 23 minute mark.
Part 2 has her comments continuing.
Last year, LifeNews reported on how an energy plant in Oregon was burning aborted babies from Canada to generate electricity. A vice president for the company that owns and operates the Marion County Waste-to-Energy Facility plant in Brooks, Oregon categorically denied the charge.
Jill Stueck told the Portland Tribune, “It’s not just inaccurate; it’s completely false.” Stueck is vice president of marketing and communications for Covanta Energy Corporation.
Stueck told reporter Tyler Francke “’fetal tissue’ refers to other biological material associated with birth, such as umbilical cords and placentas — not fetuses. Fetuses would be classified as ‘human remains’ and are in a different category.”
“’This is a mixing-together of terms that mean completely different things,’ she said. ‘We’re not burning babies.’”
However, Stueck also “admitted that the waste in question is delivered in sealed containers that her company’s employees are legally prohibited from opening,” Francke reported in an updated story that ran yesterday.
The assurances were not enough for The Marion County Board of Commissioners which had halted the transport of medical waste while it investigated the allegations. The board moved to cancel its contract with Stericycle Canada, the Canadian company that transports the medical waste.