Respecting the Unborn through Fetal Dignity Laws

Respecting the Unborn through Fetal Dignity Laws

By Katherine Johnson

There is a pressing need to pass fetal dignity laws, which affirm the dignity of the unborn and add protections for women through stricter regulation of the abortion industry.

In 2010, the police raided the abortion clinic of Dr. Kermit Gosnell and discovered the remains of unborn babies in jars. In 2019, it was discovered that another abortionist, Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, had also been harboring the remains of thousands of unborn children. All states should ensure the respectful burial of unborn children killed in abortion, and women who have miscarriages should be able to receive death certificates that provide validation and dignity to the loss of their children.

The 2015 videos from the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) uncovered an industry of trafficking aborted baby body parts to sell and use for research. Harvesting the body parts of aborted children for research subsidizes the abortion industry and incentivizes harmful practices such as late-term abortion, altering abortion methods for the sake of preserving the remains for sale, violating patient privacy, and even likely killing some children born alive in order to harvest their organs, as the CMP videos uncovered. All states should prohibit the sale and trafficking of baby body parts.

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Katherine Johnson Research Fellow for Legal and Policy Studies

Katherine Beck Johnson serves as the Research Fellow for Legal and Policy Studies. Under the Vice President for Government and Policy Affairs, she assists in pro-life and (Full Bio)

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