MARIETTA, Ohio — The president of a medical waste company in Ohio that had been profiting from the disposal of aborted babies from several abortion facilities, including two Planned Parenthood locations, says that his business will no longer be involved with the practice due to the “adverse attention” the company has been receiving following an investigation by the Ohio attorney general’s office.
In an exclusive interview, Jim Parks, president of Accu Medical Waste Service Inc., based in Marietta, revealed that his company severed its ties with the Planned Parenthood offices in Cincinnati and Columbia, as well as Women’s Medical Center in Kettering, effective as of 11 a.m. on Friday. He said that the company will no longer “knowingly pick up or treat” aborted babies following controversy over the matter, and is sending out a memo to “all valued customers,” as well as an internal memo to its drivers and other employees.
In 2011, the Campaign to Stop Stericycle, an organization that has been tracking and exposing the medical waste giant Stericycle’s collaboration with the abortion industry, warned Parks to “sever [his] ties” with any “abortion facilities that [he] might be servicing.” It noted that “businesses … that contract with and assist abortion facilities in the mass murder of innocent children are equally as culpable for the violent deaths of the precious pre-born as the abortionists that kill and dismember these children.” Accu Medical did not respond to the correspondence.
Parks, who identifies as Baptist and professes Christianity, answered in the affirmative when asked if he is repentant of the company’s ongoing profit from the blood of the unborn. He explained that he had counseled with a minister over the matter, who told him that as long as the company isn’t involved in performing the abortions that is was permissible to be involved.
He said that Accu Medical is owned by five investors who make the decisions for the business, and that a “minister” serves on the board of the company. The board voted to discontinue service to abortion facilities this past week due to adverse attention, but not to take a side on the issue of abortion, and recommended the facilities to other companies that do it.
As previously reported, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced on Friday that while investigating local Planned Parenthood practices this fall, it was discovered that aborted babies were being picked up by medical waste companies and either steam treated or incinerated, and then dumped into a landfill with household and commercial trash.
“I think it will come as a shock to Ohioans to find out that fetuses are being cooked and then they’re being put in a landfill and they’re going to be mixed in with yesterday’s garbage,” DeWine told reporters.
He said that the practice is illegal as it violates Chapter 3701-47-05 of the Ohio abortion law, which states that a “fetus shall be disposed of in a humane manner.”
Accu Medical was named in the investigation and subsequent media reports as it transported the containers of aborted babies from Planned Parenthood to its steam plant where they were autoclaved, and then trucked to a landfill in Kentucky.
The medical waste giant Stericycle, led by Charles Alutto, had been picking up aborted babies from the Bedford Heights Planned Parenthood and either having them steamed or incinerated, depending on how abortion facility staff had marked the boxes. The fetal remains were then trucked to Republic Services Carbon Limestone Landfill in Lowellville after being treated.
Corporate representatives of Stericycle had claimed to DeWine’s office during the investigation that the company does not accept fetal remains for disposal. However, the company had been fined in 2011 for illegally dumping aborted babies in a landfill in Austin, Texas, and had also been found to be disposing of the babies murdered at Kermit Gosnell’s Philadelphia “House of Horrors.”
“Without the help of Stericycle, and companies like it, the abortion industry would collapse,” says the Campaign to Stop Stericycle, which was launched in 2010 to call upon medical waste companies to stop helping facilitate the abortion holocaust, just like the Jewish Holocaust when Nazis killed and incinerated thousands with the aid of local business services.
“If businesses would refuse to collaborate with the abortion industry out of ethical and moral integrity, then the doors of these killing centers would soon close and the murder of millions of innocent children would come to an end.”