Texas Comes Out With Massive Statement About the Sanctity of Life With New Rule About Aborted Babies

By Kayla BrandonNovember 30th, 2016

Under current Texas law, “fetal remains” from abortions are most often disposed in sanitary landfills or sewers, but that will all change come December 19th.

According to the Texas Tribune, the Lone Star State will require hospitals, abortion clinics and other health care facilities to cremate or bury all fetal remains, strictly prohibiting dumping them in a landfill or sewer.

The decision comes after months of opposition from abortion rights advocates. As KVUE reports, an emotional hearing in August had Texan Kelli Bland voicing strong resistance to the then-proposed law:

“As a human Texas woman I want to do with my body what I wish.  If it was something where they wanted to mandate that it was a possibility for everyone woman to make that choice for herself, then I would be all for this, but that’s not what they say.”

Executive director of Texas Alliance for Life and supporter of the proposed change, Joe Pojman, stood his ground at the hearing: [emphasis added]

“The bodies of the victims of abortion should never be treated like medical waste. The law currently allow for some horrific things to happen, after an abortion the facility can take the remains of a baby and grind them and flush them down the city’s water and sewer system, that’s a horrendous thought.”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott proposed the fetal remains change in July, seemingly taking notes from Gov. Mike Pence, who had tried to implement a similar law that same month in Indiana.

According to Vox, Pence’s proposal was blocked by a federal judge for “violating women’s right to choose,” making Texas the first state to implement a law requiring the cremation or burial of fetal remains.

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