Judge blocks law requiring proper disposal of aborted babies

A judge has issued a second preliminary injunction against an Ohio law that, among other things, requires that aborted babies be given proper disposal through burial or cremation.

Judge Alison Hatheway of the Court of Common Pleas in Hamilton County entered a preliminary injunction on Monday against Ohio Senate Bill 27, also known as the Unborn Child Dignity Act.

While the first preliminary injunction against the law was a temporary measure issued last year, this second injunction will remain in effect until a judgment in the case is reached.

“Given the breadth of the Ohio Constitution’s guarantees of bodily autonomy, privacy, and freedom of choice in health care, strict scrutiny must apply to a law that infringes on this protection,” ruled Hatheway.

“SB27 is not narrowly tailored to serve a compelling state interest … the State does not require health care facilities to dispose of identical tissue after miscarriage and infertility treatments by cremation or interment, thus casting strong doubt on the State’s claimed purposes.”

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the American Civil Liberties Union, and a couple of abortion clinics issued a joint statement on Wednesday supporting the ruling.

“Today’s ruling reaffirms what we already know to be true: aggressive and cruel regulations like SB27 serve no other purpose than to impose severe burdens on abortion patients and providers, and to shame and stigmatize patients seeking essential health care,” they stated.

“We will continue to do everything in our power to ensure Ohioans have the freedom to make their own decisions about their bodies, their families, and their futures.”

In late December 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed SB 27 into law, which requires “final disposition of fetal remains from a surgical abortion at an abortion facility (to) be by cremation or interment.”

Other provisions include requiring abortion facilities to “document in the pregnant woman’s medical record the final disposition determination made” and “maintain evidentiary documentation demonstrating the date and method of the disposition of fetal remains from surgical abortions performed or induced in the facility.” Failure to comply with these will be “a misdemeanor of the first degree.”

Ohio Right to Life President Mike Gonidakis said in a statement released at the time that the new law showed that “we respect life and we bury our dead.”

“No longer will the tiny bodies of babies whose lives have been tragically taken through abortion be treated like trash,” said Gonidakis.

“The abortion industry, who has for decades tried to convince women that the lives of their children don’t matter and should simply be thrown away, will now be unable to hide behind this blatant lie.”

3 thoughts on “Judge blocks law requiring proper disposal of aborted babies

  1. saintrirtaGeorge

    Our Lady appears all over the world. Sometimes “it” takes a while for Her messages to get out. The Staten Island “garbage dump” was where aborted fetuses from Planned Parenthood were included in the dung heap. Just REMEMBER that “Our Lady” NEVER lies, & THAT the “TRUTH” will come out in the wash. “ROME” takes forever to approve ANY of Her apparitions OR Her “seers”, BUT those of “US” who are drawn to Blessed Mother “KNOW” that “what” comes from the seers mouths “IS NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH”! Right NOW, the daily Rosary “IS” our only HOPE. “TRY” to say @ least 1 decade on your way to work, cleaning your house, grocery shopping. Remember FATIMA. “IT WILL BE DONE, BUT LATE”.( as for dedicating RUSSIA to Her Immaculate Heart)! “WE” need prayer BIG TIME!

  2. Tom

    Wow! What an emotional issue: Disposition of a not fully formed human body. Its all so weird. If you give it a funeral by either method, doesn’t a death certificate need to be issued? And if a death certificate needs to be issued, doesn’t the aborted little fetus need a name? And aren’t babies officially named after they are born? And noting this in the medical record? Maybe the fetus needs to be given the mother’s name followed by a dash, an A for aborted, and the number of the aborted; example: Jane Doe-A1 It seems from the article that this issues has been discussed for years but it only now bubbling to the surface. I surely never thought about it.

  3. Patty

    They should be treated with dignity, considering the brutality that took the child’s life. They should be interred, not thrown away like garbage. What a bunch of sick ghouls those people are! God sees and knows, and they will answer for their cruelty!


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