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January 24, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – City utility workers who were cleaning a screen at a pump house in Fort Wayne, Indiana made a gruesome discovery Monday: the body of an unborn child, estimated to be about 10-25 weeks gestation.

According to local media, the body of the unborn child was collected by police to be examined by forensics.

“We’re not treating it as a homicide,” said Raquel Foster, police spokeswoman. “It’s the coroner’s investigation. They’ll determine the age, and they’ll share their findings with us, and then we’ll go from there.”

“We don’t know whether this baby was aborted and then flushed into the sewer system by Fort Wayne’s local abortion clinic, or aborted at home using the RU-486 chemical abortion method, but both are strong possibilities,” said Indiana Right to Life President and CEO Mike Fichter.

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The Indiana State Department of Health told the pro-life organization in response to inquiries that fetal remains prior to 20-weeks are classified as medical waste to be handled according to federal guidelines. Those guidelines list various methods for disposing of medical waste including, “Discharge in a sanitary sewer or septic system that is properly installed and operating in accordance with state and local laws.”

“The horrifying fact is that abortion clinics in Indiana can use garbage disposals and toilets to discard body parts into local sewer systems,” stated Fichter. “The degradation of the disposal process is second only to the degradation of destroying these lives in the first place.”

Fichter notes that the Fort Wayne baby may also have been aborted at home by a woman using the RU-486 chemical abortion method and subsequently flushed down a toilet.  ”A woman who has an RU-486 abortion is given a drug that kills her unborn child, followed by another powerful drug that causes cramping, bleeding, and the expulsion of the child,” said Fichter. 

“It is appalling that we even need to address this issue,” he said. “But when you realize that Indiana is giving the option of treating aborted children like common sewage, something needs to be done. The discovery of this little body in Fort Wayne should be a wake up call for us all.”

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