September 27, 2019

Young, Braun Introduce Bill to Ensure Dignified Burial for Aborted Fetal Remains

WASHINGTON – The disturbing discovery of over 2,000 aborted fetal remains in the home of an Indiana abortion doctor this month brought to light the all too common issue of fetal remains being disrespected. Indiana has led the way on this issue with a 2016 law signed by Governor Mike Pence to protect the dignity of fetal remains, which was upheld this year by the Supreme Court.


Today, Senator Young (R-Ind.) and Senator Braun (R-Ind.) introduced a bill to enforce guidelines for the dignified handling of aborted fetal remains and penalties for failing to respect the sanctity of human life: S.2950, the Dignity for Aborted Children Act.

“I will always fight to protect innocent life and ensure all children are treated with dignity,” said Senator Young. “The recent discovery of over 2,200 fetal remains in the home of an Indiana abortionist proves there is a deeply disturbing problem with our current system. That’s why I joined a group of Senators to introduce the Dignity for Aborted Children Act to ensure the bodies of the unborn are treated with respect.”


“The discovery of thousands of fetal remains in an Indiana abortionist’s home horrified every American who respects the sanctity of life, and highlighted a disturbing trend that Indiana has taken the lead in rectifying,” said Senator Braun. “All human remains, regardless of stage of life, deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, and I’m proud to introduce the Dignity for Aborted Children Act to ensure that grotesque collections like Dr. Klopfer’s can’t be allowed to happen ever again.”


About the Dignity for Aborted Children Act:

  • Requires abortion providers dispose of the remains of unborn children just as any other human being. Failure to do so is punishable by a fine and up to 5 years in prison.
  • Requires consent form so the mother can choose to retain possession of her unborn child or allow the provider to cremate or inter the unborn child. Failure of the provider to execute these forms is punishable by civil penalty.


The Dignity for Abortion Children Act has been endorsed by:

  • Susan B. Anthony List
  • March for Life
  • The Family Research Council
  • National Right to Life
  • Concerned Women for America