The South African Health Department has proposed a new bill requiring all fetal remains to be cremated and/or buried. Jacob Zuma signed the the bill this morning and it will mandate actual funerals for aborted fetuses.
The law would place all fetal tissue, regardless of gestation stage, in a separate category from other types of medical waste and mandate special provisions for their disposal, namely interment, cremation, incineration followed by interment or steam disinfection followed by interment.
Jacob Zuma says the rules, which he expects to go into effect in September 2016, will “ensure South African law maintains the highest standards of human dignity,”
But the DA beg to differ, of course. “This is a new low from the ANC leaders who are committed to making abortion inaccessible and shaming South Africans who have an abortion,”