SB 299 requires the state department of health to include on a form that after a medication abortion (common during the first trimester), a pregnant woman may place remains in a sealed container and return to the health care provider or abortion clinic for disposition by interment or cremation. 

At best this legislation is unnecessary, as Indiana law already requires medical providers to dispose of remains by interment or cremation, at worst it aims to shame women for their personal, private decisions and place additional burdens on medical providers.

Authors

BROWN L

Status

Lost: new law

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Position

Oppose