On May 28, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States decided the constitutionality of a far-reaching new abortion law.1 The 7 to 2 ruling in Box v Planned Parenthood upheld an Indiana provision that mandates any clinician or facility providing abortion to bury or cremate fetal remains, no different than the requirements for cadavers. The Court declined to review a separate provision that bars any abortion that is sought on the basis of sex, race, or genetic disability.1 This Viewpoint examines the practical implications of the Court’s decision for physicians and their patients.
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Fox D, Cohen IG, Adashi EY. The Law and Ethics of Fetal Burial Requirements for Reproductive Health Care. JAMA. Published online August 16, 2019322(14):1347–1348. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.12713
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