Abortion Clinic Sues Indiana, Says Aborted Babies Should Be Placed in Landfills – Not Buried
Christian Headlines - An Indianapolis abortion clinic is asking a federal court to strike down an Indiana law that requires the remains of unborn babies to be buried or cremated.
At issue is a 2016 law, HB 1337, that requires aborted babies to be “interred or cremated.” Then-Gov. Mike Pence signed it.
The plaintiffs in the lawsuit are an abortion clinic and two nurses, as well as three unidentified women who obtained abortions at approximately six weeks into their pregnancies.
“These laws … send the unmistakable message that someone who has had an abortion or miscarriage is responsible for the death of a person,” the lawsuit says. “... As a result, they have caused many abortion and miscarriage patients, including Jane Doe Nos. 1, 2, and 3, to experience shame, stigma, anguish, and anger.”
The clinic, Women’s Med Group, is storing the fetal remains from the three women. If they win, the clinic will “dispose of the tissue by incineration followed by placement in a sanitary landfill,” the lawsuit says.
The law, the suit says, violates “fundamental tenets” of the First and Fourteenth Amendments by “compelling abortion and miscarriage patients – and their healthcare providers – to act in accordance with the State’s view of personhood – namely, that an embryo is the ontological and spiritual equivalent of a person – regardless of their own opinions....READ MORE
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