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Texas Fetal Remains Rule On Hold For Now05:02

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Yesterday, a federal judge temporarily stopped a fetal burial rule in Texas that was supposed to go into effect Monday.

The rule would require health care facilities to cremate or bury fetal remains from miscarriages and abortions — regardless of how far along the pregnancy was or a woman's wishes. Supporters say fetal remains shouldn’t be treated like medical waste. But health care providers, and even funeral homes, are worried the rule's implications are unclear and possibly costly.

Ashley Lopez (@ashlopezradio) from Here & Now contributor KUT reports.

This segment aired on December 16, 2016.


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