Young, Braun Introduce bill to ensure burial for aborted fetal remains
The discovery of over 2,000 aborted fetal remains in the home of an Indiana abortion doctor this month has caused Indiana’s Republican senators, Todd Young and Mike Braun to introduce a bill to enforce guidelines for the dignified handling of aborted fetal remains.
“I will always fight to protect innocent life and ensure all children are treated with dignity,” Young said in a statement. “The recent discovery of over 2,200 fetal remains in the home of an Indiana abortionist proves there is a deeply disturbing problem with our current system. That’s why I joined a group of senators to introduce the Dignity for Aborted Children Act to ensure the bodies of the unborn are treated with respect.”
“The discovery of thousands of fetal remains in an Indiana abortionist’s home horrified every American who respects the sanctity of life, and highlighted a disturbing trend that Indiana has taken the lead in rectifying,” Braun stated. “All human remains, regardless of stage of life, deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, and I’m proud to introduce the Dignity for Aborted Children Act to ensure that grotesque collections like Dr. Klopfer’s can’t be allowed to happen ever again.”
The act requires abortion providers dispose of the remains of unborn children just as any other human being. Failure to do so is punishable by a fine and up to five years in prison. It also requires a consent form so the mother can choose to retain possession of her unborn child or allow the provider to cremate or inter the unborn child. Failure of the provider to execute these forms is punishable by civil penalty.
The Dignity for Abortion Children Act has been endorsed by Susan B. Anthony List, March for Life, the Family Research Council, National Right to Life and Concerned Women for America.