Humanizing Aborted Fetuses Through Burials/he's human: should have a name.
A new law in Indiana requires that the bodies of aborted fetuses by treated with the respect due any dead human body. From The Atlantic story by Emma Green:She will be given a list of her options for disposal, and offered counseling. The fetus does not have to be named, but it will receive its own burial-transit form, just like any dead body.
This form will travel with it to a funeral home, where it will be buried or cremated. There won’t necessarily be a ceremony; the fetus may not get its own headstone or urn. But it will be laid to rest in the way of a human. Aborted fetuses in Indiana, nearly all smaller than a peapod, will no longer be treated as medical waste.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Humanizing Humans At The Embryonic Stage of Human Development: Burying Little Bobbie.
My idea was to give all aborted embryos cute names, like Cecil the lion had. But this idea is better, and the two ideas could be combined.