A citizen-recorded video posted online by a pro-life organization shows a driver for the medical waste giant Stericycle recently lamenting the company’s service to the abortion industry.
The driver’s face was blurred to protect his identity, and the location of the filming was also not disclosed.
While arriving for a pickup, he approached an individual who was standing outside the abortion facility, seeking to change the minds of the mothers entering.
“I’m with you,” the driver said. “I’m a very religious person. This is only my job. I just pick up boxes and I leave.”
The man on the sidewalk then noted to the driver that he thought Stericycle had cancelled their contracts with abortion facilities.
“No, I wish they would,” the driver responded. “And I wish this wasn’t government funded either.”
The pro-life man noted to the Stericycle driver that in 2015, Ohio attorney general Mike DeWine discovered—while investigating whether or not baby body parts were being sold for research in the state—that the children were being picked up by medical waste companies such as Stericycle.
“You know what? I wouldn’t doubt it,” the driver replied.
As previously reported, Accu Medical Waste Service, Inc. in Marietta had been serving the Cincinnati and Columbus Planned Parenthood locations, and had transported the containers of aborted babies to its steam plant where they were autoclaved and then trucked to a landfill in Kentucky.
The company soon severed its ties with the abortion industry due to “adverse attention” over the matter.
Stericycle, which serves the Bedford Heights Planned Parenthood, had been picking up aborted babies from the location and either having them steamed or incinerated, depending on how Planned Parenthood 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.
“I’m with you guys on this,” the driver told the pro-life man as he loaded medical waste boxes into the back of the truck. “… It makes me vomit or not dare to come close.”
“When I see a group of teenagers walk in here giggling, not knowing what it’s about—I don’t think so,” he said.
He encouraged those standing on the sidewalk to “keep fighting the good fight,” a phrase that refers to 1 Timothy 6:12.
As previously reported, the group Created Equal, which released the video, also recently published an interview with a former driver for Stericycle, who outlined that while company representatives claim that Stericycle does not pick up fetal remains, he personally has seen abortion workers place babies in the disposal container before passing them on to be discarded.
“The most disturbing thing for me is [that] in that compliance meeting, this manager, he’s saying, ‘We do not haul fetuses. We don’t haul heads. We don’t haul torsos,’” the man, whose identity was kept anonymous, explained. “[But] I have firsthand been into that clinic. I saw them taking a fetus out of the freezer—head, legs, arms—putting it a box and they put a yellow sticker—a shipping label—on it, and that indicates ‘incinerate that box.’”
“The baby they pulled out of the freezer was way bigger than my niece when she was born a premie,” he lamented.
“They’re lying through their teeth when they’re telling you that there’s not fetuses in those boxes, because I’ve been there and I’ve picked up fetuses,” the former Stericycle worker contended.
In 2011, the medical waste giant was fined $42,000 in Texas for dumping fetal remains from Whole Woman’s Health in Austin with household and commercial trash.
“It was explained that medical waste is placed in red biohazard bags, then placed into boxes provided by Stericycle. Each fetus resulting from an abortion is placed into a hard plastic container and then into a red biohazard bag. The bag is then placed into a freezer, where it is stored,” an investigative report from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) outlined.
“When Stericycle arrives to transport the medical waste, the individual fetuses are removed from the freezer and placed into another large red biohazard bag. The red biohazard bag containing the fetuses is placed into the medical waste box along with other medical waste generated at the facility that requires treatment,” it continued. “According to facility representatives and the medical waste manifest reviewed, it appears that Stericycle picks up the waste once per week.”
The Campaign to Stop Stericycle, which, like Created Equal, has been working to expose Stericycle’s collection, transportation and incineration of aborted babies, also notes on its website that grand jury documents surrounding the criminal case of convicted Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell outlined that Gosnell used Stericycle to dispose of aborted babies as well.
“James Johnson, who worked for Gosnell since 2001, testified that his duties included collecting the red biohazard bags of fetal remains and putting them in boxes for pickup by an outside firm, Stericycle,” the Grand Jury Presentment explained.