‘Let that image sink in’: Witness tells Congress aborted fetuses are ‘burned to power lights’ in D.C.

Catherine Glenn Foster, president and CEO of Americans United for Life, appeared before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday and spoke out against the inherent violence of abortion.

She alleged that in at least one locale, the remains of aborted fetuses are incinerated along with other medical waste which is then converted into energy for electricity.

The brief article in Mediaite refers to Foster as an “anti-abortion activist” rather than a pro-life advocate, demonstrating their willingness to stand at attention and obey the orders of the Associated Press and National Public Radio, among others, who dictate what words in the English language they are allowed to use. Conversely, it’s doubtful the term “anti-life activist” would ever make it past the editor’s desk.

In the five minutes she was graciously allotted by chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) during the House Hearing on Access to Abortion Services, Foster revealed that she aborted her first child when she was 19 and said she intimately understands the emotional and physical traumas that come with the decision to abort one’s child.

“Abortion activism always requires euphemism and misdirection. Why? Because of the violent nature of abortion. Because it is, frankly, inconvenient,” Foster said.

“Human persons, from their earliest days, poisoned in the womb and dismembered, torn limb from limb, bodies thrown in medical waste bins and – in places like Washington, D.C. – burned to power the lights of the city’s homes and streets,” she claimed.

“Let that image sink in with you for a moment. The next time you turn on the light, think of the incinerators, think of what we’re doing to ourselves so callously and so numbly.”

(Video: CSPAN3)

The outlet said it is possible Foster was referring to the fact that some jurisdictions do indeed use human waste and medical waste as a convertible source of energy. According to INHABITAT, at least one power plant in Washington D.C. has been converting human feces into energy for several years now.

Foster continued, “Always and everywhere, the convictions of pro-abortion activists are damaging, are deadly, and are devastating to the fabric of American democracy. To speak for the violence of abortion is to speak for injustice. There’s no other way to put it.” [Emphasis added]

Salon’s Amanda Marcotte penned a rebuttal Thursday which was overwrought with metaphor, hyperbole, and simile – the trifecta of great “journalisming.”

In the piece, Marcotte sought to warn her readers of people like Foster, for she is “not some random nut that Republicans pulled off a soapbox at a subway station minutes before the hearing started. She is a Georgetown law school graduate who is paid $190,000 a year to be the president of Americans United for Life, one of the largest anti-abortion non-profits in the country.”

She continued, “So it’s not surprising that Foster believed she would get away with this absurd nonsense. Hers was merely one of a truly overwhelming number of lies that poured out of Republican lawmakers and witnesses alike throughout the course of Wednesday’s hearing. When lies are coming out like chocolates on a conveyor belt aimed at Lucille Ball, the liars can be assured they’ve overwhelmed the fact-checkers beyond any hope of accountability.”

Only a fool would believe the left-wing media suffers from a shortage of “fact-checkers” at their disposal. Perhaps they are “overwhelmed,” as Marcotte put it, because the testimonies of Foster and other pro-life witnesses might be the truth.

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