Ohio lawmakers consider requirement to bury or cremate fetal remains

Posted March 28, 2019 5:22 pm by Editor

Ohio lawmakers consider requirement to bury or cremate fetal remains

Columbus, Ohio, Mar 28, 2019 / 02:01 pm (CNA).- The Ohio Senate has passed a bill requiring women who have surgical abortions to choose either burial or cremation for the fetal remains.Senate Bill 27 comes in the wake of a recent court decision allowing Ohio to strip abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, of state funding.

A woman seeking an abortion would have to express in writing, via a confidential form the Ohio Department of Health will develop, whether she wants the fetal remains to be buried or cremated, Cleveland.com reports.

The abortion facility would pay for the burial or cremation unless the

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