Proposed law requires burial/cremation of 8 week old fetuses
A new controversial State bill is on the table this year that deals with the proper burial of dead or unborn fetuses.
Representative Rickey Hardy (D-Lafayette) knows his new bill — House Bill 379 — could stir the pot in the State’s legislature.
“Is it controversial? It is but somebody got to do it,” said Hardy.
His proposed bill requires a fetus must be buried or cremated if it dies after at least eight weeks of gestation or has recognizable head, torso, arms, legs backbone or cartilage.
“Whether it is through a miscarriage, through abortion, you should still give that person a decent burial, that’s the decent thing to do,” said Hardy.