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fetal remains

Sen. Joe Uecker
Ohio Senate

The sponsor of a bill requiring fetal remains to be buried or cremated is pleased about a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a similar law from Indiana.

Updated at 2:10 p.m. ET

The Supreme Court is leaving in place part of an Indiana law that mandates that aborted fetuses be buried or cremated.

The court did not take up a second part of the law that banned abortions because of fetal abnormality, the fetus's race, sex or ancestry. A lower court struck down that part of the law in addition to the burial provision. The Supreme Court, though, said it will wait for other lower court rulings before weighing in on the fetal characteristics provision.

Abortion protesters at the Ohio Statehouse.
Jo Ingles / Statehouse News Bureau

The Ohio Senate has passed a bill that requires remains of some abortions be buried or cremated.

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A bill that would specify how the fetal remains, which are a result of abortions, are handled has made it over another hurdle, passing a Senate committee on a party-line vote.

Ohio's attorney general has indicated his support for legislation requiring abortion providers and hospitals to dispose of fetal remains by burial or cremation.

Ohio hospitals and abortion providers would have to dispose of fetal remains by burial or cremation under legislation being introduced by Republican state lawmakers.