The Abortion Exception

There is now a question about what is happening with all of the fetal remains, and who has an interest in regulating them. States have a “legitimate interest in proper disposal of fetal remains.” Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., 139 S. Ct. 1780, 1782 (U.S. 2019); (quoting Akron v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health, Inc., 462 U.S. 416, 452 (1983)). Additionally, “[w]aste disposal is both typically and traditionally a local government function.” United Haulers Ass’n Inc. v. OneidaHerkimer Solid Waste Management Authority, 550 U.S. 330, 332 (2007). States can thus create and enforce policies that protect their interests regarding the disposal of Pathological Waste through Wastewater.

Medical care facilities are traditionally responsible for disposal of Pathological Waste. The practitioner that started the creation of the Pathological Waste is responsible for the disposal of it. For example, removed kidneys are the doctor’s responsibility, not that of the patient. Hospitals have their own hazardous waste procedures, as patients are not responsible for the disposal of the waste created by their procedures. With abortion, that is changing.

Now, the disposal of Pathological Waste is to be outsourced to the women undergoing the abortion. Abortionists are starting the medical process by prescribing Chemical Abortions, but making the woman dispose of the resulting Pathological Waste, even with little to no information on what will be expelled from their bodies. The abortion industry flips current medical disposal practices
on its head and requires the patient to dispose of the Pathological Waste on their own.