Texas women are now required to bury their fetal remains from an abortion



As early as September, Texas girls will be required to hide or cremate fetal remains from their abortions.

On Tuesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Texas Senate Bill 8, a seriesof anti-abortion regulations.In addition to thefetal remains requirement, the law bansthe donation of fetal tissue, bans” partial-birth abortion ,” a non-medical term referring to a procedure already banned under federal law, and bans dilation and evacuation( D& E) procedures, one of the mostcommon abortion procedures for second trimester pregnancies. Under the law, people who help women access( D& E) procedures could be legally jailed.

The new statute comes less than a year after the Supreme Court ruled that Texas cannotenact abortion restraints that place an” undue load” on wives seeking an abortion.According to the Texas Observer , the law’s critics and some supporters agree that SB8 isn’ t intended to advance women’s health, increasingthe law’s chances of being challenged in court.

On Tuesday, Abbott announced that the Texas Legislature will reconvene on July 18 for a special session to address issues including the anti-trans bathroom bill, private school vouchers, and several more anti-abortion measures. Abbott’s abortion-specific agendaincludes banning private insurance plans from encompassing abortion, banning abortion both providers and affiliates from receiving government fund, and requiring increased reporting of abortion complications.

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