Supreme Court Upholds Indiana Law Requiring Fetal Remains Be Buried Or Cremated

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William James

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed an appeals court ruling that struck down an Indiana abortion law governing the disposal of fetal remains, which was signed by Vice President Mike Pence while he was Indiana governor, reports CNBC News.

The Indiana law had banned the incineration of fetal remains. The Supreme Court ruled that state abortion regulations are permissible as long as they do not encroach upon a woman’s constitutional right to terminate her pregnancy.

The Court also declined to hear a second case about a “discriminatory” abortions law.

The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down that law, which banned abortions sought due to a fetus’s expected race or disability status.

The court’s order on Tuesday will block the law from being enforced, despite the justices choosing not to take a position on the constitutionality of the regulation.

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