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Texas House panel leaves bill requiring burial of fetal remains pending in committee

The Texas House Committee on State Affairs weighed a bill on Wednesday that would require the burial or cremation of fetal remain.

Alli Pierce joined protestors of the fetal remains burial rule outside of the Governor's Mansion on January 6, 2016 in freez…

The Texas House Committee on State Affairs weighed a bill on Wednesday that would require the burial or cremation of fetal remain. A similar rule was blocked by a federal court in January.

The bill from state Rep. Byron Cook, R-Corsicana, would require health providers to bury or cremate the remains of aborted fetuses and create penalties for providers who do not follow this procedure. 

The bill was left pending in committee. View our liveblog below for a recap of the proceedings.

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