A battle for humane treatment of human remains

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

surgical instruments 2Texas is heading to the Fifth Circuit in an attempt to bestow human dignity to aborted babies.

The Lone Star State passed into law a policy that aborted babies must be buried or cremated; in response, abortion-providers quickly filed suit in federal court. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks issued an injunction claiming the law raised the possibility of constitutional violations and could severely limit abortion access in Texas.

But Joe Pojman of Texas Alliance for Life tells OneNewsNow that the state's rules have been well crafted. "... The reality is Texas cannot limit access to abortion in [the state] and these rules do not do that," he explains.

After Sparks handed down his ruling, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton vowed to appeal to the Fifth U.S. Circuit of Appeals in New Orleans.

"[The ruling] reaffirms that the abortion lobby has grown so extreme that it will reject any and every regulation no matter how sensible," the AG observed. "Indeed, no longer content with merely ending the life of the unborn, the radical left now ojbects to even the humane treatment of fetal remains."

Pojman

Pojman, still addressing the argument about limited access, explains that the law wouldn't be a financial burden for either the abortion industry or the woman who aborts her child. "The experts on both sides agree that the increased cost would be very small – believe it or not, [it would result in] an increase of maybe 50 cents to a dollar and a half per abortion," says Pojman.

The purpose of the law, he continues, is to "[restore] some measure of dignity to those unborn children who lose their lives to abortion and to miscarriage."

Otherwise, fetal remains will continue to be treated as medical waste. "And surely we don't have to allow abortion-providers to grind and flush the remains of those children who die from abortion down into a sewer system," the pro-life spokesman concludes.

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