When persons are treated as medical waste

Activists from Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising reportedly recovered the bodies of 115 human persons earlier this year from a driver for Curtis Bay Energy, the medical waste processing company that services a Washington, DC abortion business.

These photos are grim, and they are grim because the reality of abortion is grim. These are photos of human persons, not medical waste, and not trash. And yet, what abortion does in closing our hearts to one another is, spiritually, even worse.

“There is the desert of God’s darkness,” preached Pope Benedict XVI, “the emptiness of souls no longer aware of their dignity or the goal of human life. The external deserts in the world are growing, because the internal deserts have become so vast.”

The graphic photos that have emerged suggest not only pre-birth abortions, but also post-birth infanticide. The Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC has taken possession of these human remains, yet are refusing to perform autopsies.