Austin, Texas, Jul 8, 2016 / 05:02 am America/Denver (CNA).
After the Supreme Court recently struck down the state’s abortion clinic restriction law, Texas governor Gregg Abbott plans to require aborted fetuses to be buried or cremated starting in September.
The announcement comes just one week after the court overturned what was arguably the most restrictive legislation on abortion clinics in the nation.
In a 5-3 decision, SCOTUS ruled the law regulating the safety of abortion clinics put an undue burden on a women’s right to abortion. The law said abortionists must have admitting privileges at a local hospital in case of medical emergency, and clinic buildings must meet the standards of ambulatory surgery centers.
Abortion supporters argued that the laws were not essential for medical safety and were ultimately intended to shut clinics down. Now, Republican Governor Gregg Abbott is taking action.
The Associated Press reported that Governor Abbott ordered state health officials to add the new abortion regulations.