To rest

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital does a small but important and dignified thing in burying the organs its employees stole from dead babies. It is small because babies are small, and the parts of them even smaller, and because crimes against the weakest bodies in the name of science have a sickening commonality in human history, no matter how their advocates dress them up, such that an anonymous burial a decade after the crime seems small penance indeed. But it is important nonetheless,┬ábecause we can’t afford, in a time when so much of ourselves is considered disposable, to pretend that any part of a human being is simply trash.


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