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Funeral directors anxious over Texas fetal remains rules

New regulations require burial or cremation of fetal remains from abortions or miscarriages at all health care facilities.
New regulations require burial or cremation of fetal remains from abortions or miscarriages at all health care facilities.

New Texas regulations requiring cremation or burial of fetal remains will probably be more expensive than state health officials predict, funeral directors say. Gov. Greg Abbott pushed for the new rules, which were adopted with little change despite broad opposition from medical and reproductive rights groups.

Demonstrators celebrated at the U.S. Supreme Court on June 27, 2016, after the court struck down a Texas law imposing strict abortion regulations.
Demonstrators celebrated at the U.S. Supreme Court on June 27, 2016, after the court struck down a Texas law imposing strict abortion regulations.

Analysis: Abortion Stats Reveal Texas Lawmakers' True Intentions

State lawmakers' 2013 abortion regulations — an effort to circumvent what was spelled out over time by the U.S. Supreme Court — would have been easier to defend with some evidence. But that wasn’t part of the sales pitch.

 

Lauretta Jackson, a physical therapist from Any Baby Can, works with Sara weekly to improve her body strength. Nonprofit therapy providers are worried budget cuts made by lawmakers will put them out of business.
Lauretta Jackson, a physical therapist from Any Baby Can, works with Sara weekly to improve her body strength. Nonprofit therapy providers are worried budget cuts made by lawmakers will put them out of business.

Analysis: What the Numbers in the Texas Budget Really Mean

Numbers can give you a full accounting of something without telling you what’s really going on, like when lawmakers talk about trimming budgets and saving money while diverting attention from whatever fell on the cutting room floor.