High court upholds part of Indiana pro-life law

On May 28 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld an Indiana law requiring the humane disposal of aborted babies, but refused to weigh in on the state’s ban on abortions based solely on ethnicity, sex or disability.

Denise Burke, senior counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, said unborn babies “shouldn’t be disposed of as ‘medical waste’ when they die before birth, regardless of whether their deaths are spontaneous, accidental or induced.”

Burke and pro-life organizations expressed disappointment in the high court’s failure to review the lower court’s opinion on the law’s prohibitions.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky challenged the law signed by then-Gov. Mike Pence, who is now vice president. (Baptist Press)