Dignified burials for fetal remains
Re “Abortion foes switch tactics in Texas law,” editorial, June 12
Your arguments against a new Texas law to require that fetal remains from abortions not be treated as normal medical waste are specious.
An unborn baby is a human being, not an an orange or a mouse or a tree, and as a human it has whatever rights humans have. The rights are “inalienable” because they are inherent in human nature, not bestowed by someone else and not dependent upon the stage of development. We accord all humans our respect and treat them with dignity, regardless of age or infirmity, as fellow members of our species.
Acknowledging the fact that all humans have dignity has nothing to do do with “shaming women who choose to have abortions.” That is a total non sequitur. Gregory Polito, MD