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The latest battlefront in the abortion wars: Some states want to require burial or cremation for fetuses


The latest battlefront in the abortion wars: Some states want to require burial or cremation for fetuses
Los Angeles Times

The debate back then was a preview of a new front in the battle over abortion today. Over the last two years, at least five states have introduced requirements that healthcare facilities bury or cremate the remains from abortions, and in some cases also from miscarriages and stillbirths.The rules in Arkansas and North Carolina have already taken effect. Texas, Louisiana and Indiana are embroiled in lawsuits challenging their regulations, with a decision in the Texas case expected as soon as this week. A civil society does not throw the bodies of human beings into a landfill. — Kristi Hamrick, spokeswoman for Americans United for Life In those three states, court-ordered injunctions or legal negotiations have put most of the new rules on hold, though not all. Women who suffer miscarriages at hospitals in Indiana are now required to fill out forms specifying whether they intend to arrange a private cremation or burial, or if the hospital should dispose of the remains through a mass cremation.

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