The nation’s leading medical waste hauler has decided to cancel contracts with numerous Planned Parenthood abortion clinics across the country.
Stericyle, Inc has announced that they will no longer accept the remains of aborted preborn children for disposal, regardless of the stage of development of the unborn child.
The business relationship between Planned Parenthood and medical waste firms came under scrutiny in 2015 as a result of an investigation by former Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine.
The investigation revealed that fetal remains from Planned Parenthood abortion mills were being “steam-cooked” and then shipped to a Kentucky landfill.
The bodies of unborn children who were aborted were being dumped in the landfill intermingled with other common residential and commercial trash. Ohio law requires that fetal tissue be disposed of in a “humane” manner.
An Ohio pro-life group called Created Equal subsequently sued Stericyle, claiming that the company was partnering with Planned Parenthood to collect, transport, and dispose of fetal remains in violation of Ohio law.
Charles Alutto, CEO of Stericycle, says the company is now requiring certification from its customers that they have other licensed providers disposing of the remains of children who have been aborted.
Mark Harrington, national director of Created Equal, says the recent action by Stericycle is “a vital first step in the process of ceasing its involvement with the abortion cartel.”
“We will now ‘trust but verify’ the company’s claims regarding their refusal to dispose of fetal remains from abortion companies,” Harrington added.
Stericyle has been in hot water before because of their corporate connection to the nation’s leading abortion provider. In 2011, the company was fined $42,000 for illegally disposing of fetal tissue in a Texas landfill along with household and commercial garbage.
“Since abortion mills will not purchase cemetery plots to bury the children that they murder–because then they would have to admit they are persons–many hire medical waste companies to dispose of the fetal remains,” Harrington observed.
“Tightening state laws on disposal by requiring cremation or burial is the only humane way to dispose of aborted babies,” Harrington concluded.
Not all abortion clinics have relieved themselves of the bloody remains of children they have aborted by contracting with medical waste companies.
The pro-life investigative group Live Action has documented that employees at abortion mills have flushed fetal remains down toilets, churned them up in garbage disposals, and tossed them into dumpsters.
In a related story, a Lincoln county couple filed suit last week against Planned Parenthood and a St. Louis pathology lab for disposing of the remains of their unborn child against their wishes.
The woman obtained an abortion at Planned Parenthood in late 2015 after being informed by her doctor that her son had anencephaly, and would not survive after birth.
The couple wanted the remains to be sent to a St. Charles funeral home. They wanted funeral directors there to make hand and footprints of the baby so that they could be made into a necklace.
The parents allege Planned Parenthood violated a state law protecting their “right of sepulcher and burial.” They are seeking $50,000 in damages.
LifeNews.com Note: Joe Ortwerth writes for the Missouri Family Policy Council.