A Texas lawmaker is fighting to make sure that more dignity is bestowed on aborted babies than on pets.
In 2011, Stericycle was fined in excess of $42,000 for dumping the remains of aborted babies in a landfill in the Austin, Texas arae.
Rep. Bryan Cook (R-Texas) is introducing a bill to put rules already in place into state law in order to prevent the atrocity from happening again.
The conservative lawmaker details the current two practices by abortion clinics that the bill would ban – once approved and enacted.
“One is that, literally, you can use a garbage disposal, and it can end up in our water source – and that's just something that's unfathomable to me … and the other is to be put in a landfill,” cook explained.
Abortion supporters argue that implemented the proposed law would be an unfair burden on poverty-stricken women – if they have to pay for burial or cremation – but Cook argues that this is not a valid claim.
“First off, the clinics themselves make the decision – with respect to the disposition within the rules that they're given – and that cost is within the cost of the procedure itself. So, this isn't a decision that's born by the woman, but rather the facility.”
Cook points out that when people die, they are either buried properly or cremated, and aborted babies should be treated with the same dignity. He argues that aborted preborn children are humans and should not be tossed into a landfill.
“That's something we can't do with our pets,” Cook stressed.
Meanwhile, a coalition of abortion groups has filed suit against Texas to bar the rules currently in place by the state environmental agency for cremation or burial.
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