Monday, July 2, 2012

Romney Profiting from Abortion

This is a little gruesome. We have noted in the past that conservatives seem to have a high degree of tolerance to abortion in the private sector. Romney invested $75 million in Stericycle, making him a major owner of the medical-waste disposal firm that has been attacked by anti-abortion groups for disposing aborted fetuses collected from abortion clinics. Pro-Life groups compared Stericycle to German firms that provided assistance to the Nazis during the Holocaust.

The company had other woes as well. According to press accounts it accumulated a troubling safety record along the way. In 1991, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited its Arkansas operation for 11 workplace safety violations. The facility had not provided employees with sufficient protective gear, and it had kept body parts, fetuses, and dead experimental animals in unmarked storage containers, placing workers at risk. In 1995, Stericycle was fined $3.3 million—later decreased to $800,000—by Rhode Island for knowingly exposing workers to life-threatening diseases at its medical-waste treatment facility in Woonsocket.

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just jake said...

I just hope that the folks who run the Obama campaign have enough sense to send out mailers pinpointing Catholic registered voters to alert them of this outrageous hypocrisy.

Funny how I haven't been able to find a single right-wing Catholic website that has picked up on this story. Such hypocrisy is even worse than Romney's.

Belle Terre said...

Thanks for posting this with a link. Am linking this on my blog in hopes more will read it :)

A Secular Franciscan said...

This has since been disproved.