States Weigh Fetal-Remains Bills amid Abortion Debate

A law requiring abortion and medical providers to cremate or bury fetal remains passed the state Senate in Utah, one of several states considering similar measures that abortion-rights advocates say stigmatize the procedure.

  • Published 11 February 2020

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A law requiring abortion and medical providers to cremate or bury fetal remains passed the state Senate Tuesday in Utah, one of several states considering similar measures that abortion-rights advocates say stigmatize the procedure. The proposals come after the U.S. Supreme Court last year upheld a similar Indiana law signed by then-Gov. Mike Pence. Supporters say the requirements, which also apply to miscarriages at medical facilities, would be more dignified… Read at AP News