This puts an undue burden on women who chose to have an abortion and violates the intent of Roe vs. Wade. This is one more way that will encourage woman to have unsafe, back alley abortions and is a bad idea that will not result in fewer abortions and doe not respect women.
I don't know how there is a majority saying no, the baby is a human, so it should be given a proper burial. If your 3 year old son dies, do you bury him? Yes, you would. Than why wouldn't you bury a baby that hasn't been born yet? Besides, what else do you do to the body, sell the organs like Planned Parenthood does? I don't think so.
The expense would be imposed on the abortion facility. Not the mother. She would only be obligated to choose between burial or cremation. A fetus is a human being. Why not make it a requirement to treat their dead bodies the same as we do those of other human beings?
No, the decision to require that aborted fetal tissue be buried or cremated is a deplorable decision. The choice to have an abortion is often the most painful decision a woman will make in her lifetime. To make this decision even more painful by humanizing medical waste is more than cruel.
It makes sense that the State of Texas would want to treat un-lived lives of aborted fetuses with respect. The previous methods of disposing of fetuses involved incineration, disposal into a sanitary landfill, or the process of grinding the fetus and release into the public sewage system. It is difficult to take a position on how to handle the disposal of aborted fetuses, because it abortion is simply an unpleasant process for everyone involved. It is my belief that nobody is in favor of abortion, but some are in favor of being able to choose to have one if life circumstances require it. Certainly, some people would abuse that power and continuously have unprotected sex and continuously have abortion after abortion. I think this is the vast minority and very few people would do this. Regardless, I think it is more important that we respect the women who have to go through this terrible process of abortion. No woman enjoys having an abortion, no matter their beliefs. Abortion is emotionally terrible, physically terrible, and often scary for the young women who typically undergo the process. Why should we make these women feel even worse? Quite frankly, I don't believe the fetus will care. It is being put to rest either way, as humanely as possible. Once it is put to rest, it is put to rest. Disposal of the body is not as important as is the emotional outcome of the mother. The fetus does not have to continue to live with emotional trauma. The woman does. This is what is important.
No, it is not good public policy for Texas to require aborted fetuses to be buried or cremated. In order for fetuses to be legally aborted, it has to be assumed that they are not human beings yet, but rather human tissue. Therefore, there should be no requirement to bury or cremate them as human beings. It's a conflict in laws. Besides, that tissue can be used for important medical research.