Texas to Require Burial or Cremation of Aborted Fetuses

July 14, 2016
5 Comments
Advertisement

Article originally publish by: CBS News

Texas intends to require aborted fetuses to be buried or cremated come September, adding new abortion regulations after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the state’s restrictive clinic laws.

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott ordered state health officials to propose the changes, his office said Thursday, which were quietly put out for public comment this month.

Advertisement

Similar fetal remain rules in Indiana are on hold after a federal judge granted a temporary injunction last week against that state’s sweeping new anti-abortion law. That bill, signed in March by GOP Gov. Mike Pence, more notably also banned abortions due to genetic abnormalities.

Texas, however, isn’t waiting for lawmakers to pass a bill regarding fetal remains. Abbott had been talking with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for months about making a change, Abbott spokeswoman Ciara Matthews said.

State agencies in Texas are allowed to adopt some rules on its own without legislative approval. Although the rules are expected to take effect in the fall, Matthews said Abbott hopes the Legislature will “enshrine” the rules into law next year.

“Governor Abbott believes human and fetal remains should not be treated like medical waste, and the proposed rule changes affirms the value and dignity of all life,” Matthews said.

Read full article from CBS News

CDFuneralNews

CDFuneralNews

ConnectingDirectors.com is the leading online daily publication for funeral professionals with a reader base of over 45,000 of the most elite and forward-thinking professionals in the profession. With ConnectingDirectors.com we have created a global community through an online platform allowing funeral professionals to Stay Current. Stay Informed and Stay Elite.
CDFuneralNews
Advertisement

You may be interested

Yes, it’s true: More people die in January
News
244 views
News
244 views

Yes, it’s true: More people die in January

CDFuneralNews - February 6, 2018

Originally Published on Legacy.com Since founding Legacy.com in 1998, I have noticed that the winter months are busier than the…

Pierce Sales Representatives Earn Special Achievement Awards
Funeral Industry Press Releases
50 views
Funeral Industry Press Releases
50 views

Pierce Sales Representatives Earn Special Achievement Awards

CDFuneralNews - February 6, 2018

BROADVIEW, IL, February 5, 2018 – Pierce was honored to present sales achievement awards to three Regional Sales Representatives and…

Legacy Funeral Group Expands, Acquiring Seven Funeral Homes & Two Cemeteries
Funeral Industry Press Releases
73 views
Funeral Industry Press Releases
73 views

Legacy Funeral Group Expands, Acquiring Seven Funeral Homes & Two Cemeteries

CDFuneralNews - February 6, 2018

(Houston, TX) Legacy Funeral Group announces the acquisition of seven funeral homes and two cemeteries; a significant expansion of its…

Comments