What's wrong with giving the remains of aborted fetuses the respect they deserve?

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:

Wendy Davis

Wendy Davis

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.

LifeNews response:

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.

Well said.

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    I'm confused...I see stories all the time about families having rituals at hospitals for still born babies which are just natural abortions, right? It seems the same people who want this are the same who dump clinic abortion babies into landfills? Liberals give me a headache

  • In reply to Jill Marie:

    The difference, once again, is between choice and government decree.

  • In reply to jnorto:

    A liberal arguing against government decree? We'll just call it a 'tax', all fixed and the choice remains.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    And that tax can pay for the burial that the government is forcing an individual to arrange!

  • In reply to HHH Is My Hero:

    Boo hoo. The point of this post is that pro-choice fanatics such as Wendy Davis are insensitive brutes who care not about human life. Despite all their false representations that they are the ones who are compassionate. Just toss that viable fetus into the garbage. Whether the government requires a respectful burial or not, the fact that "pro-choice" folks object to showing for respect for human life at any state is most revealing.

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    I don't think "pro-choice" folks object to showing respect for a dead fetus, I think they just object to the government telling them how they must do so. Under what theory would any government anywhere have this authority?

  • Right, and the government can't tell anyone that he can't leave his dead uncle on the street or haul him to the garbage dump. I guess that's your theory.

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    No, because a government agency, typically the coroner's office, is charged with disposing of the body of your uncle if the family does not do so.

  • So maybe we should drop off the aborted fetus at the coroner's office.

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