Conservative lawmakers and pundits have said many sick things about abortion, but how many pro-choice activists have called for burying fetuses in mass graves?
Texas health officials testifying in court to support a new regulation that requires burial or cremation of fetal remains laid out their vision for how healthcare providers would comply with the law and, to say the least, their vision is fucking sick.
State health officials envisioned Texas' abortion providers pooling their resources and burying the remains in a single, mass grave, according to Jennifer Sims, deputy commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Bulk burial would reduce the cost to less than $2 per abortion they said.
Personally, I'd say any sentiment you might have expressed about respect or dignity for the unborn goes right out the window when you start calculating the cost-savings potential of mass burial.
The idea that it would reduce the cost to such a degree is dubious at best, by the way, because healthcare providers would be required to store fetuses and fetal tissue for months before burying a large batch in a single grave.
Texas lawmakers did not include mechanisms for paying for the burial or cremation of fetal remains in their bill, leaving state officials to their own devices.
The state's case isn't looking for good right now. Federal Judge Sam Sparks said the regulation appears to be "political" because, well, it is.