Miscarriage in Louisiana

Miscarriage is an unfortunate and tragic event, and often, closure is needed through proper burial or cremation. Fortunately, Louisiana parents do have options, and the right to know them.

In 2016, Louisiana Right to Life worked with former Rep. Tom Wilmott and the Louisiana Legislature to pass the Compassionate Burial Options Act (HB 618). The bill protects the rights of parents and gives them the option to obtain the remains of their miscarried child in order to have a proper burial or cremation. This right allows parents to properly grieve the loss and can facilitate the healing process for their family.

Here is how it works:

Louisiana Right to Life hopes this law will provide you and others the opportunity to give your miscarried baby the respect he or she deserves. We have already seen hospitals approach miscarriages with additional sensitivity since the law passed, and we hope  this trend continues. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact our office.