- Kristy Nielsen
“But what do you do with the baby bodies that no one comes to claim?”
That was a question I asked a local pathologist today. I knew what his response would be and yet it still stung when I heard the answer come out of his mouth.
“Well, they get thrown away with all the other medical waste.” Medical waste. The definition is quite broad. medical waste is healthcare waste that that may be contaminated by blood, body fluids or other potentially infectious materials. Basically, anything that needs to go in a bio hazard waste bin. It includes random body parts and tissues removed during surgeries, or procedure, band aids, syringes, fabrics and dressings used to clean up bodily fluids and many other kinds of unsavory things.
Yes, that’s where many babies that died in the womb end up after a doctor has removed them.