MICAIAH BILGER JUL 7, 2016 | 9:52PM AUSTIN, TX
Texas is proposing new rules that would require abortion clinics and hospitals to treat aborted babies’ bodies with dignity by cremating or burying them.
The Dallas News reports the newly proposed rules were published Friday by the state Health and Human Services Commission. The commission’s current rules allow aborted babies’ bodies to be incinerated or ground and then disposed along with other medical waste. The new rules would raise aborted babies’ bodies above the level of medical waste, and require abortion facilities and hospitals to either cremate or bury them.
Bryan Black, spokesman for the health commission, said the new rules will ensure that Texas law “maintains the highest standards of human dignity.”
Gov. Greg Abbott’s office also spoke up in favor of the new rules.