|The Supreme Court on Tuesday reversed a lower court’s decision invalidating an Indiana law on the disposal of fetal remains, allowing it to go into effect.
The law – signed by then-Gov. Mike Pence (R) – required that the fetal remains from abortions be buried or cremated. The court reversed a ruling from the Seventh Circuit of Appeals that found the law unconstitutional.
“We reiterate that, in challenging this provision, respondents have never argued that Indiana’s law imposes an undue burden on a woman’s right to obtain an abortion,” the court’s order reads.