by Kelvey Vander Hart
In a blow to abortion providers across the country, a major U.S. medical waste company will no longer be contracting with abortion centers.
Specific Waste Industries has ended all contracts with abortion centers, including its contract with EMW Women’s Surgical Center in Louisville, the very last abortion center in Kentucky. This means that the waste removal company will no longer be disposing of aborted babies.
“We have discontinued our contract with them,” a staffer confirmed when asked about the EMW Women’s Surgical Center contract. “We are no longer in service with them.” The staffer also confirmed that contracts with all other abortion centers have been ended as well.
This recent development is the result of a campaign led by Created Equal, a pro-life organization working to make it difficult to perform abortions in America. The campaign was designed to pressure local and national waste providers to end their contracts with abortion providers, arguing that if those who provide abortions are required to dispose of the babies they kill themselves, they may be discouraged from providing such services.
“If abortionists are going to kill babies, they should be forced to dispose of the bodies by themselves,” said Mark Harrington, National Director of Created Equal.
Although Specific Waste has ended its contracts with abortion centers, Created Equal is continuing the campaign in an effort to pressure other waste removal services to do likewise.
“We will ‘trust but verify’ Specific Waste’s claims regarding their refusal to dispose of fetal remains from abortion companies,” explained Harrington. “However, we remain committed to ending abortion. Persuading every enabler of abortion to dump Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry altogether is one of many means to accomplish that goal.”
Specific Waste is not the first company to end their contracts due to pressure from Created Equal. In 2016, the organization started their efforts with efforts directed against Stericycle, the largest medical waste hauler in America, with #ProjectWeakLink. Aimed toward forcing Stericycle to end its contracts with Planned Parenthood centers, Created Equal confirmed in June of 2017 that the waste removal company has ended all contracts with abortion centers.
Created Equal will continue to aim specific pressure toward major medical waste providers in an effort to discourage abortion provision in America. However, with the Specific Waste leg of their plan complete, they ask pro-lifers across the country to call Specific Waste’s CEO Victor Anderson at 502-425-2770 and thank him for ending contracts with abortion centers.
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