Plenty, if you are a pro-choice fanatic like Wendy Davis. She is upset that Texas, beginning Dec. 19, will require a dignified burial of aborted babies’ bodies.
The New York Times reported on the new regulations, implementing a new law:
Texas approved new rules this week requiring health care facilities that perform abortions to bury the fetal remains instead of disposing of them in a sanitary landfill like other forms of biological medical waste, ending months of contentious debate and dismaying abortion rights groups.
The rules, which go into effect on Dec. 19, mandate that aborted fetal tissue must be buried regardless of how long it has been gestating. The rules state it can either be buried directly after an abortion has been performed or it can be buried or scattered after it has been incinerated. Fetal remains can also be steam disinfected before burial, according to the guideline.
Who could object, except those who regard a fetus to be just another piece of garbage, tossed out with the spoiled left-overs that had been rotting in the back of the refrigerator? Well, Wendy Davis can. LifeNews reported her response:
Once again, Governor Abbott and his political appointees are demonstrating a greater interest in scoring cheap political points than they are in governing in the best interests of the state. This rule will no doubt create an undue burden on women seeking abortion in our state, yet another thinly veiled attempt to assert a ‘legitimate state interest’ when the real objective is closing off access to constitutionally protected abortion care.
Notice the use of "undue burden," which is the basis for most challenges against any type of regulation that would grant any degree of respect to an unborn child. But your thinking has to be muddled if you argue that cremating the remains will be an "undue burden" on the mother.
Never mid that the rules have nothing to do to access to abortion — they only concern what happens after the abortion has claimed the life of the baby.
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