Timestamped Surveillance Footage Proves Medical Waste Company Gave Away Boxes of Aborted Babies

National   |   Katie Yoder   |   Apr 8, 2022   |   9:06AM   |   Washington, DC

Anti-abortion activists claim the driver of a medical waste disposal truck gave them a box outside an abortion facility March 25 that contained the remains of 115 aborted babies, but the driver’s employer denies the exchange ever happened.

Could surveillance footage show who’s right?

“My understanding is that there is a camera right out in the front,” one of the activists, Terrisa Bukovinac of Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU) told CNA Thursday, referring to the Washington Surgi-Clinic, the abortion facility on F St. NW in Washington, D.C., where the box allegedly changed hands.

“So if someone is able to retrieve that footage, they would most certainly see us, although we are at the edge of the sidewalk and in the street — so it just depends on how far the camera can see out,” she said.

“He was right next to the curb, but in the middle of the block, right in front of the building,” Bukovinac said of the driver.

Two cameras appear to be located outside of the building, pointing in opposite directions. One is white, the other, gray.

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Surveillance cameras posted outside Washington Surgi-Clinic in Washington, D.C., on April 7, 2022. Katie Yoder/CNA
Surveillance cameras posted outside Washington Surgi-Clinic in Washington, D.C., on April 7, 2022. Katie Yoder/CNA

In a statement, Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services, which operates a medical waste incinerator in Baltimore, denied its driver gave away any boxes from the facility. The company also said its policy does not allow for the disposal of fetal remains.

But in a Twitter thread Wednesday, PAAU released time-stamped images of cardboard boxes reading “Curtis Bay Energy” by the street curb outside of the facility. The photos read March 25, at 11:54 a.m.

Silence from City Officials

D.C. officials have yet to comment publicly after members of PAAU announced Tuesday they had intercepted a box from the facility containing the discarded remains of 115 aborted babies, five of which they fear were aborted in violation of federal laws.

The five babies, who appear to be of late-term gestation, were retrieved by the Metropolitan Police Department on March 30 from a D.C. apartment where they were being stored by PAAU members. PAAU says it arranged for the D.C. police’s homicide unit to collect and examine the babies, fearing that the babies’ injuries could be evidence of illegal abortions.

PAAU and numerous other pro-life groups have issued demands that the D.C. medical examiner perform autopsies on the five babies. The Washington Post previously reported that the medical examiner currently has no plans to autopsy the babies’ remains.

“My desire from the beginning and throughout this whole endeavor was to ensure these victims of abortion violence were given proper burials and funerals and have their dignity uplifted,” PAAU activist Lauren Handy, who identifies as Catholic, said Thursday during the group’s rally outside D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office.