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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Friday, March 20, 2020

Indiana governor signs abortion law encouraging return of embryonic remains

From NWI Times 

A new state law requires women completing a pill-induced abortion at home to be told they can return the embryonic remains to their clinic or hospital for disposal through burial or cremation.
Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb signed Senate Enrolled Act 299 into law Wednesday. It takes effect July 1.

Under the statute, women completing a pill-induced abortion away from a clinic or hospital would be encouraged — but not required — to collect the embryonic remains and return them for what supporters consider "dignified" disposal.

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