“Dishonoring the Dead: Moral and Constitutional Considerations on Fetal Disposition”

Here is a link to essay by Deidre Cooper and Kody Cooper discussing a Texas law requiring the humane disposition of fetal remains. The essay also critiques a recent federal court decision enjoining the Texas law.  Here is the conclusion of the essay:

“[The federal judge] dredges up the tired bad-faith argument, that Texans are just trying to sneakily proscribe abortion behind smoke and mirrors. But the democratic right of Texans to vote on the legality of abortion in their state was taken away long ago. It isn’t about that. It is about whether states will be coerced to affirm abortion as a positive good rather than merely tolerating and mourning it as a tragic necessity.”

Richard Myers

Richard S. Myers, the Vice-President of UFL, is Professor of Law at Ave Maria School of Law, where he teaches Antitrust, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, and Religious Freedom. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Kenyon College and earned his law degree at Notre Dame, where he won the law school's highest academic prize. He began his legal career by clerking for Judge John F. Kilkenny of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Professor Myers also worked for Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue in Washington, D.C. He taught at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law before joining the Ave Maria faculty. He is a co-editor of St. Thomas Aquinas and the Natural Law Tradition: Contemporary Perspectives (Catholic University of American Press, 2004) and a co-editor of Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy (Scarecrow Press, 2007). He has also published extensively on constitutional law in law reviews and also testified before Congressional and state legislative hearings on life issues. Married to Mollie Murphy, who is also on the faculty at Ave Maria School of Law, they are the proud parents of six children - Michael, Patrick, Clare, Kathleen, Matthew, and Andrew.