Pennsylvania Law To Recognize Stillbirths

07.19.11 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Corbett recently signed a bill that gives children new recognition by offering special birth certificates to about 1,000 Pennsylvania families every year that have a stillbirth. Pennsylvania had been one of 22 states that did not issue stillborn children birth certificates. The state did, however, issue them death certificates and require that they be buried or cremated. Starting in September, the Missing Angels Law will grant parents the ability to apply to the state Department of Health for the certificates.