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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 05:29 AM

Anti-abortion lawmakers advance bill to mandate burial, cremation of fetal remains in Pa.

A state House committee has advanced a bill that requires healthcare facilities in Pennsylvania to bury or cremate fetal remains following an abortion or miscarriage.

On a party-line vote Tuesday, the House Health Committee approved the bill, sponsored by state Rep. Frank Ryan, R-Lebanon. The legislation is modeled on a similar law in Indiana the U.S. Supreme Court upheld earlier this year.

“This bill doesn’t do anything to someone who isn’t concerned,” Ryan told the committee. Instead, the legislation is aimed at families recovering from a miscarriage “who need closure.”

The legislation would apply to abortions, miscarriages, or any expulsion or extraction of an embryo or fetus. The cost would be borne by the healthcare facility unless the patient “selects a location for the final disposition” of the remains.

Read more: https://www.penncapital-star.com/health-care/anti-abortion-lawmakers-advance-bill-to-mandate-burial-cremation-of-fetal-remains-in-pa/

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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 06:27 AM

1. This is the thin edge of another wedge of

the drive to make abortion unavailable (or at least illegal and unsafe. )

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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 07:42 AM

2. Hey Frank, how about some help for families who need closure from dealing with the

national/international train wreck that tRUMP is? Y'know, since you're so concerned about the emotional well-being of your citizenry. Everybody knows what you're up to here.

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