Ohio Governor Signs Bill Requiring Women To Choose Burial Or Cremation Of Aborted Fetal Tissue


Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R ) signed a bill Wednesday, on December 30, 2020, that will require any aborted tissue to be either buried or cremated, leaving the decision to either the female patient or the clinic and penalizing whoever fails to decide.

The bill signed on Wednesday also states, “the pregnant woman is responsible for the costs related to the final disposition of the fetal remains at the chosen location.”

Those who are found to have failed to meet the requirements defined in the bill are subject to face, “a misdemeanor of the first degree.” If cremation is chosen as the form of disposal then the remains must either be placed in a “grave, crypt, or niche” or scattered in a “dignified manner.”