Fetal Dignity Laws: Respecting the Human Dignity of the Unborn

Due to the lack of legal protection for the remains of unborn babies, these remains are often treated in an undignified manner. In recent years, American consciences have been shocked by the discovery of baby remains in jars, human hair growing on laboratory rodents, and taped conversations about buying and selling baby body parts for research.

These developments reveal a pressing need to pass fetal dignity laws, which affirm the human dignity of the unborn and prevent harmful practices such as carrying out late-term abortions, 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.

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