Burying the Ashes

Sean sent me this story last night. It’s 6 months old, but it blends with the “casual abortion” and Snowflake Project posts.

Seems a group of nuns have been collecting the ashes from a mortuary service that was contracted by a local abortion clinic. The mortuary service needed to dispose of the cremated ashes, the nuns had plot space. Been going on since 1996.

When the abortion clinic finds out about it, they’re hopping mad. They say,

“They have taken it upon themselves to make a macabre ritual out of this, inflicting pain on everyone,” said clinic director Dr. Warren Hern. “I have women calling me who are very upset over this. These fanatics simply cannot leave other people alone with their most intimate sorrow.”

This leaves me very puzzled. A common justification for abortion is that “they’re not viable, they’re just a bunch of cells, they’re not life.” Ok, if they’re not life, why is is “macabre” and the people are in “intimate sorrow?” If you’re cremating a sack of mushrooms, would it matter if somebody came along, picked up the ashes, and sprinkled it on their head in some weird ritual? There should be no emotion from the abortion clinic at all regarding the discard tissue. Burying the remains should be fine with them; it’s just trash. Why should they care?

On the other hand, if there is “intimate sorrow,” then is the abortion clinic implying that there is something to be sorrowful for? That deep down they suspect it might be life after all? Even so, burying the remains should be fine with them; after all, the nuns are treating the ashes with respect. Of course, that begs the question of why they’re performing abortions in the first place.

2 thoughts on “Burying the Ashes

  1. Wow, a real twist for the abortion clinic. Why would anybody show sorrow for the burnt remains of an unwanted growth that was removed? I would like to hear the answer that Dr Hern would give.

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  2. He’s upset that your calling to light the truth. The response is/was couched in terms of making all those associated with the abortion feel bad (except the child, who was killed of course).

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