Supreme Court reinstates Mike Pence abortion law on fetal remains
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The U.S. Supreme Court has just handed down a ruling that effectively sides with anti-abortion activists working to restrict access to abortion.


Without hearing oral arguments the Court Tuesday morning upheld an Indiana law that was signed by then-Governor Mike Pence. The law requires post-abortive fetal remains to be treated as a human being, and be cremated or buried. The law applies to abortions and miscarriages.

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled against Indiana. Today's SCOTUS opinion reverses that ruling.