WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Indiana’s law requiring abortion providers to bury or cremate fetal remains, but left lower court rulings intact that invalidated a broader measure that would prevent a woman from having an abortion based on a fetus’s gender, race or genetic disorder.
In a separate concurring opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas said nothing in the Constitution or the court’s prior rulings “prevents a state from requiring abortion facilities to provide for the respectful treatment of human remains.”
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the only member of the court to note a dissent, saying the court applied the wrong standard in upholding that part of the Indiana law. “The case implicates the right of a woman to have an abortion before viability and to obtain it without undue interference from the state.”
Abortions just got WAY more expensive, which means many more women will choose the ‘illegal’ path of doing it themselves at home or in a back alley, with many more negative health repercussions, because it is being done outside of the restrictive ‘state approved’ expensive system that requires a 6 week old embryo to be buried or cremated.