Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Lee has signed a law a bill that requires the burial or cremation of aborted baby remains, strengthening the conservative state’s pro-life legislation.
The “Unborn Child Dignity Act” requires that “remains from a surgical abortion at an abortion facility must be by cremation or interment.” The mother has the option to decide where she wants the remains disposed. The law goes into effect July 1. The abortion facility must also “pay for and provide” the burial or cremation services.
Lee wrote in a statement, “It’s a tragedy in Tennessee that we regulate how veterinarians properly dispose of the remains of animals, but there are no regulations regarding human babies. These are the remains of human beings and should be treated as such. This new law corrects that oversight and ensures that the remains of unborn children are treated with dignity.”
The bill passed overwhelmingly in both the state’s House and Senate. However, the local Planned Parenthood claims the act shames those choosing abortion.
But who cares what Planned Parenthood thinks? The organization spends millions of dollars every year to kill babies. Why would anyone listen to what they say on moral issues?
One item the statement and new law do not address is that some abortion providers have been caught in recent years for selling the body parts of aborted babies. The new state law will cut out this evil action by requiring burial of aborted babies instead.
If we can’t even oppose that, what have we become as a nation?
Our country was founded by individuals who would unanimously argue against abortion if they were alive today. The modern practice of picking and choosing whether a baby lives is not American. It we really care about the rights of every American, then how does that apply to a child still in the womb?
What about her or his rights? Doesn’t the baby have a right to choose? One obviously inconsistency with the new Tennessee law is that Planned Parenthood claims the “fetus” is not a child until born, but will now have to bury the “fetus.” The law highlights the hypocrisy of abortion and at least gives dignity to the young lives lost through the process.
Tennessee is not the first state to approve such a law. Indiana approved a similar measure in 2019. The act was later struck down by the court.
Ohio ran into the same situation. The state approved a similar bill but was unsuccessful in putting it into action for legal reasons.
We live in a scary time when a state’s people can choose lawmakers and support a law they create only to have a court strike down the will of the people. When it involves the state’s youngest people, still in the womb, it’s a recipe for disaster.
We may have problems at the border and in the White House, but one problem we can do something about is caring for those dealing with difficult pregnancies in our own towns.