By: Jana J. Pruet

Lawyers for the state will argue that this fight is about the dignity of the fetus, according to the Houston Chronicle.

The goals will be to keep the fetal and embryonic remains out of sanitary landfills where other medical tissues end up and ban the procedure of grinding and flushing remains into the sewer system.

“This is not going to make abortion unavailable. Abortion is readily available in Texas, that will continue,” Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life told The Chronicle. “This is merely about assuring that the remains of babies who die from miscarriage and abortion are handled in a dignified manner.”