Fetal Funerals: An Unconstitutional Attempt to Undermine Abortion Rights
Volume 90, Online, Fall 2018
By Brianna M. Vinci [PDF]

What is so awful about a law requiring the burial or cremation of fetal remains? These pieces of legislation represent an unsettling trend in the anti-abortion movement—a trend by which the fetus is treated like a legal person, leading to instances in which the rights of the fetus may outweigh the rights of the pregnant woman. As a result, fetal burial and cremation laws present a direct threat to the right to a safe, legal abortion.

Brianna M. Vinci, J.D. is a 2018 graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law.