Denver Newsroom, Dec 7, 2020 / 18:01 pm
The legislature of Ohio has passed a bill that would require the bodies of babies killed in surgical abortions to be cremated or buried at the abortion clinic's expense.
Senate Bill 27 would allow women seeking abortions to decide- and put down in writing, via confidential form- whether they would like the remains of their unborn child to be cremated or buried.
If the woman opts not to choose, the abortion facility must choose cremation or burial. The facility would have to pay, unless the woman wants her fetus buried at a different location than the facility provides. The abortion facility would be required to document the subsequent cremation or burial of the remains, and maintain a list of locations that the abortion facility uses to cremate or bury remains.
The bill provides for a first-degree misdemeanor charge for anyone who knowingly fails to dispose of fetal remains legally. The woman who sought the abortion would not be held liable if the abortion facility fails to dispose of the fetal remains in the proper manner.