This explosive issue creates controversy among parents.
Lawmakers in New York are pushing for birth certificates to be issued when babies are stillborn. Presently, parents only receive a fetal death certificate in such cases. But for many families, a birth certificate is a symbolic way to recognize and validate that their child actually existed.
Opponents of this practice say that issuing birth certificates to stillborn sets a dangerous precedent that could later be used to violate abortion rights. If a stillborn baby gets a birth certificate, that signifies life. And that could mean that a growing fetus also has life, which could threaten Roe v. Wade.
What do you think: Should stillborn babies receive a birth certificate or not?