Ohio Bill Regarding Final Disposition of Aborted Fetuses (SB 254)
This law was last updated on Nov 19, 2018
SB 254 would require fetal remains from an abortion procedure to be cremated or buried. The pregnant woman would be required to make the determination in writing. If the pregnant woman is a minor, parental consent would be required for the final disposition of the aborted fetus.
Under this bill, abortion facilities would be required to pay the costs of the cremation or burial, unless the final disposition involves “extraordinary expense.” Any extraordinary expenses would be paid by the pregnant woman.
Whoever knowingly violates this provision would be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
Abortion facilities would be required to document the final disposition and maintain documentation indicating the date and method chosen.
Abortion facilities would be required to have written policies and procedures regarding cremation or burial of fetal remains in the facility.
Companion bill to HB 417.