Ohio Abortion Providers Sue To Block State Law On Aborted Fetal Remains
Ohio abortion providers have again sued to block a state law requiring that fetal remains from surgical abortions be cremated or buried.
Clinics, through their lawyers at ACLU of Ohio, argue in a Hamilton County court that the new law imposes a funeral ritual on every patient, regardless of religious or spiritual belief, removing their autonomy.
A judge already stayed the law once on grounds that a lack of state rules made compliance impossible. Rules were finalized on December 30. The law replaces an earlier one that required aborted fetuses to be disposed of “in a humane manner,” but without defining “humane.”