|Screenshot from an undercover investigation on abortion centers’ failure to report child rape|
The Center for Medical Progress undercover videos make one thing abundantly clear: abortionists commonly preserve the remains of abortion victims. Whether you believe this practice has been conducted legally or illegally, there’s no question that it happens regularly.
In their press release, they claim that the law targets “health care providers with onerous criminal penalties simply because they provide abortion services.” But in the actual lawsuit, they rely on a purported technicality: they claim that the fetal tissue preservation requirement should have been passed as a separate law, and not together with other abortion regulations.
If the Center for Reproductive Rights had wanted to only challenge the other abortion regulations, they could have. By including the fetal tissue preservation requirement in their lawsuit, they made their position clear: abortionists shouldn’t have to produce evidence that could put away child rapists. Fetal tissue preservation is wonderful—but only when abortionists get paid for it.