INDIANAPOLIS (May 1, 2023) – Indiana Right to Life President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Fichter issued the following statement today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to hear a challenge to the legality of an Indiana requirement that abortion providers bury or cremate fetal remains following an abortion:

“Every baby killed from abortion in Indiana should receive the dignity of burial or cremation. Before this law was passed, aborted babies were treated as common medical waste, dumped into landfills, and even flushed into sewer systems. Their lives should never have been taken from them in the first place, and until abortion ends in our state, we must at least give these babies their final dignity. We are hopeful today’s Supreme Court ruling is the end of the road for stonewalling challenges from Indiana abortion businesses.  We call on the Indiana Department of Health to confirm through inspections that all licensed Indiana abortion businesses are complying with Indiana’s humane final disposition law.  If any abortion businesses are found to be noncompliant, their licenses should be immediately revoked.”

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