December 9, 2022

Remains of Preborn Babies Will Be Respected Thanks to the Restoration of this Indiana Law

Did you know that some abortion vendors discard fetal remains through the sewage system or dumpsters? Ending the life of a preborn child is horrific enough, but to discard their body in such a way is devastatingly disrespectful because children are not trash. 

In 2016, the state of Indiana passed a law that was signed by then Governor Mike Pence which requires abortion vendors and hospitals pay to have aborted fetal remains buried or cremated. Doing so is an act of respect for the lives which have been taken, but that didn’t sit well with the abortion lobby who quickly rushed to court. 

(CLICK HERE to read a related article titled ‘Babies Are Treasure So Why Are They Being Treated Like Trash?) 

The Women’s Med Group in Indianapolis challenged this law in 2020, and as part of their suit, the group claimed that the law would “send the unmistakable message that someone who has had an abortion or miscarriage is responsible for the death of a person.” 

The abortion lobby loves to conflate a direct abortion (the intentional killing of a preborn baby) versus a miscarriage (a spontaneous abortion for a baby that has naturally died in the womb). 

The abortion lobby also tries to hide what abortion really is — which is purposefully ending the life of a preborn child. They do so to deceive women who are in crisis – which is predatory to say the least. 

We bury and lay to rest loved ones out of human dignity and respect – the preborn who are subjected to abortion are worthy of that compassion too. However, an Indiana Judge decided in September that this law “infringed upon the religious and free speech rights of people who do not believe aborted fetuses deserve the same treatment as deceased people” as reported by Fox News.  

Thankfully, in a victory for the pro-life movement, Indiana’s 7th Circuit Court of Appeals recently released a ruling that overturns this Judge’s totally backwards decision. We agree with Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita who called this overturning a “win for basic decency.”  

He added that the preborn “are human beings who deserve the dignity of cremation or burial,” and we could not agree more. It is devastating enough that thousands of babies are cut short of their future due to abortion every day; the least and most decent thing we can do is offer a proper burial.  

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