The NHS babies-as-heating-fuel story was so horrific, so impossible sounding, that it almost literally defied belief. We were (and are) understandably tempted to look away, ignore it, or convince ourselves it didn’t happen. Or at least that it somehow certainly couldn’t happen again.
But we can’t: it did happen. It is real. And for it not to happen again demands not only our examination, but our courage and our honesty, as well.
We saw last year with the Kermit Gosnell trial that the press doesn’t like covering stories which make it uncomfortable. So we have to seek out the truth, and we have to remember it, and we have to tell it to others.
And in case of this story we’d better do it quickly. Before it, like its innocent subjects, is tossed away and forgotten: