Protecting the Dignity of Unborn Children Act of 2016 (H.R. 4536)
This law was last updated on Sep 14, 2019
H.R. 4536 would amend the federal criminal code to make it a crime to recklessly dispose of or abandon fetal remains in a landfill or in any navigable waters of the United States.
The bill defines “fetal remains” to mean any part of a human fetus that is deceased by reason of an abortion, but does not include any such part that has been cremated.
A violator would be subject to a fine, up to three years in prison, or both.