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Sunday, December 18, 2016

December 18, 2016: Del Rio News-Herald * OPINION * Letter to the Editor * Proper burial for babies aborted in Texas

Letter to the Editor,

Proper burial for babies aborted in Texas

Starting December 19, Texas abortion facilities will no longer be allowed to throw aborted babies' bodies in landfills or down the garbage disposal. Instead, they will be required to bury or cremate them. 

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services proposed the rules in July. They were finalized November 28.

The rules will apply to hospitals and abortion centers but not to women who carry out chemical abortions in their homes. The rules will also not apply to babies miscarried at home.

Several of the Center for Medical Progress's groundbreaking undercover investigative videos exposing Planned Parenthood brazenly trafficking in fetal body parts involved Texas abortionists.

In one video, Dr. Amna Dermish, a Planned Parenthood late-term abortionist in Austin, said that the goal of harvesting intact fetal heads will "give me something to strive for."

In another, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast's Melissa Farrell in Houston explained that harvesting "intact fetal cadavers" was "just a matter of line items" for the abortion giant.

Now, instead of being able to profit from aborted babies' bodies, Texas abortion centers will have to pay to have them cremated or buried. The HHS department has said the cost of burying or cremating aborted babies will be no more than what abortion facilities already pay to dispose of them as "medical waste."

"The new law honors the humanity of each child and gives the baby the dignity he or she deserves," Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins stated. "It’s no surprise the abortion industry is adamantly opposed to this law. They would rather sell those body parts for money or find some other non-humanitarian way to dispose of the remains. We hope that this law helps our nation to see the humanity of the child in the womb and also helps women who are contemplating abortion to understand more fully the unique gift of a child."

Texas HHS spokesperson Bryan Black said the new rules were developed "to ensure Texas law maintains the highest standards of human dignity." 

Marian Casillas, Ed.D.
Del Rio