Anti-abortion group claims to have taken 115 fetuses from medical waste truck: NPR


Anti-abortion activist Lauren Handy speaks at a news conference in Washington, DC on Tuesday. The anti-abortion group Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising claims to have taken 115 fetuses from a medical waste truck.

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Anti-abortion group claims to have taken 115 fetuses from medical waste truck: NPR

Anti-abortion activist Lauren Handy speaks at a news conference in Washington, DC on Tuesday. The anti-abortion group Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising claims to have taken 115 fetuses from a medical waste truck.

Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

An anti-abortion group that faces previous federal charges said it took 115 fetuses from a medical waste company and buried 110 at an undisclosed location.

Washington, DC police, who initially said they found five fetuses in one of the group members’ apartments, are continuing to investigate the case.

At a press conference on Tuesday, two members of Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising, Terrisa Bukovinac and Lauren Handy, said they obtained fetal remains from an employee of a medical waste company who gave them the sound box. truck.

The two women saw the medical waste truck, from Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services, outside Washington Surgi-Clinic, which performs medical procedures such as abortions. The women said they then took the box to Handy’s apartment. In total, they claim there were 115 fetuses in the boxes.

Bukovinac said at the press conference that she asked the truck driver if he would get in trouble if he took one of the boxes. She says he was shaken when they told him what the contents of the box were. The two women allegedly told the driver that they were burying the fetuses.

“The driver thought for a second and he said, ‘OK’,” Bukovinac said.

Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services told WUSA9 it was not transporting fetal remains and denied a package was given to the anti-abortion group. The Baltimore-based company did not respond to NPR’s request for comment.

Several members of the anti-abortion group face federal charges beginning in 2020 when they protested at an abortion clinic. They were charged with conspiring against rights and violating the law on free access to clinic entrances.


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