Abortion providers in Texas will be legally required to bury or cremate fetal remains – AOL News
On Monday, Texas’ Health and Human Services Commission officials ruled that aborted fetuses can no longer be disposed of in sanitary landfills, but instead must be properly buried or cremated starting Dec. 19.
The then-proposed policy was the centerpiece of Gov. Greg Abbott’s fundraising efforts in July, when, in an email to his supporters reported on by the Texas Tribune, he wrote, “I believe it is imperative to establish higher standards that reflect our respect for the sanctity of life.” He added, ” … I don’t believe human and fetal remains should be treated like medical waste and disposed of in landfills.”
According to a Monday report from the Tribune, health officials have clarified that the regulations will not apply to miscarried fetuses or the fetal remains resulting from at-home abortions. Additionally, abortions providers will be the ones responsible for the proper disposal of the fetal remains — not the woman who has received the abortion.
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