Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Medical Waste Disposal Giant’s Ties to Abortion Exposed

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A campaign to expose the connection of Stericycle, one of the nation’s leading medical waste disposal companies, with the abortion industry is heating up as two major truck leasing firms have vowed they will not allow the company to use their vehicles to service abortion clinics. A press release from Repent America, the group behind the campaign, reported that the international truck-leasing company Ryder System Inc. had “informed the Campaign to Stop Stericycle (CSS) of its decision to stop Stericycle Inc. from using its trucks to service abortion facilities.” That announcement followed last year’s decision by another truck company, Penske Truck Leasing, to stop hauling abortion-related materials for Stericycle.

CSS said that Stericycle “depends entirely upon truck leasing companies like Ryder to provide vehicles for its waste collection routes, which include a reported 586 Planned Parenthood locations and hundreds of other abortion facilities nationwide.” CSS noted that Ryder’s Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President Bob Fatovic “told the campaign … that Ryder is ‘changing [its] business and service relationship with Stericycle’ after the company’s investigation into Stericycle’s collection, transportation, and incineration of aborted children.” Fatovic explained that Ryder’s trucks were being phased out of contracting with abortion providers and would not be used to service the abortion industry “in any way, shape, or form.”

A report on recalled that last year Penske Truck Leasing had stopped allowing Stericycle to use its trucks to service abortion providers after being informed by CSS that the company’s vehicles were being used to pick up the remains of aborted babies from Virginia’s Richmond Medical Center for Women. Penske Truck Leasing President and CEO Brian Hard followed up by sending an e-mail to CSS, vowing, “We have been, and you have my word that we will continue to be, proactive in stopping Stericycle from using our trucks to service abortion clinics.”

According to the online report by CSS, a week after the Penske trucks stopped, a Ryder truck was seen at the Richmond facility. “CSS immediately contacted Ryder’s corporate office to express concern,” the report recalled, and after more than a year Ryder ultimately decided to sever its relationship with Stericycle’s abortion servicing business.

CSS director Michael Marcavage applauded Ryder “for removing itself from the equation and understanding the serious concerns associated with Stericycle’s use of its trucks to collect and transport the bodies of murdered children and the tools used to kill them.” He said Ryder’s decision “is another significant step toward ending Stericycle’s facilitation of the abortion holocaust.”

The overall aim of CSS, which RepentAmerica launched in January of this year, is to “expose America’s leading medical waste disposal company for their collection, transportation, and incineration of aborted children and the instruments used to kill them,” according to the group’s inaugural press release.

Marcavage called it “sick beyond words that businesses like Stericycle are profiting from collecting murdered children and incinerating their bodies.” He compared Stericycle to the companies who aided the Nazi regime in its horrific campaign of murdering millions of Jewish individuals and families, then incinerating their bodies in giant ovens. “While many have focused their efforts on overturning Roe v. Wade by putting their trust in corrupt judicial systems and politicians,” said Marcavage, “they have neglected the necessity of pursuing those that enable abortion mills to operate in the first place. Without Stericycle and companies like it, the abortion industry would collapse.”

Among the compelling evidence CSS provides of Stericycle’s partnership with abortion providers are signed documents confirming the use by abortionists of Stericycle’s services; video and photos of Stericycle staffers “removing large boxes and bins from abortion mills nationwide”; and recorded telephone conversations in which Stericycle representatives “graphically explain the protocol for the packaging of ‘tissues … and human parts.’”

In mid-June, CSS reported that aborted babies Stericycle had been picking up at a clinic in Austin, Texas, for incineration had instead been unlawfully dumped at a landfill. According to CSS, while Stericycle had told a Texas state environmental agency that its policy was to incinerate the remains of aborted babies, “it was found that the ‘waste’ service had been autoclaving, or steam treating, the aborted babies and then dumping their bodies into a municipal solid waste landfill with household and commercial trash” — which is illegal under Texas law.

While it is not illegal for “fetuses” to be autoclaved if they are properly buried afterward, in the case of the Austin abortion clinic, noted CSS, “Stericycle violated the law by dumping the bodies of the babies into a municipal landfill.”

CSS’s Michael Marcavage said the latest episode underscores the morally and ethically bankrupt nature of Stericycle’s business model. “Not only is it outrageous that Stericycle is willing to dispose of human beings like trash, but it is deeply sickening that they have literally been dumping their bodies into the city landfill with the garbage,” he declared.

He asked individuals and groups to “call upon Stericycle to immediately stop its horrendous actions and to cease from furthering the abortion holocaust through its collaboration with these death camps. Without Stericycle and businesses like it, the abortion industry would collapse.”

Individuals interested in participating in the Campaign to Stop Stericycle are urged to: 1) callPresident Mark C. Miller at 847-607-2038 or e-mail him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and respectfully but firmly express their disgust of Stericycle’s collaboration with the abortion industry; and 2) sign the petition demanding that Stericycle stop servicing the abortion industry.

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