Last week, I read a disturbing story in The Telegraph about British hospitals’ using aborted fetal remains to heat the hospitals: “Aborted babies incinerated to heat UK hospitals.” Of course, this should not surprise us. The baby killers believe that the aborted fetus is not a human being but simply medical waste. While it might be unpleasant to think of liposuctioned fat from a plastic surgeon’s office getting roasted for energy efficiency, I doubt that this would offend many people. Why then should the burning of dead babies whose status has been relegated to unwanted tissue from their mothers’ bodies bother us? The horror lies in the fact that our society condones such killing rather than in other distasteful consequences of that fundamental dehumanization.
This story reminds me of Lawrence Auster, who surely would have had interesting commentary on the “dead island,” as he called Cool Britannia. The first anniversary of Auster’s death will be this coming Saturday, which is also a day reserved for the commemoration of the dead in the Orthodox Church. Αἰωνία αὐτοῦ ἡ μνήμη!