Supreme Court Sends Surprising Signal on Abortion
The signal from the high court comes after it struck down part of Indiana's abortion law.
Per ABC News:
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it has allowed part of an Indiana abortion law to take effect, requiring fetal remains be buried or cremated after an abortion.
But the court has also let stand a lower court ruling that invalidates Indiana's ban on abortion solely on the basis of sex, race or disability. [emphasis added]
That part of the 2016 law, signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence, remains blocked. The justices make clear they "express no view on the merits."
The justices concluded 7-2 that the state of Indiana has a "legitimate interest in the proper disposal of fetal remains" and that a requirement to bury or cremate an aborted fetus does not impose an "undue burden" on access to abortion.