Not if the Pope has anything to say about it
Funeral Directors in Ohio are seeking legislation to add alkaline hydrolysis (liquefaction) to their line of body disposal methods. Since it wasn't defined as illegal a funeral home in Columbus offered the service til the state shut him down. Apparently you need government permission to do things not deemed illegal…..
8 other states offer the service which basically uses lye & heat to dissolve the body in a few hours. Costs are a little higher than traditional cremation & a fraction of traditional burial. Cremation is becoming a much more popular form of body disposal every year.
The fly in the ointment here in Ohio however is papists determined to impose their religious beliefs onto state law. State Rep. Ron Maag, chairman of the government and elections committee is leading opposition to legalizing the process to conform with Catholic doctrine. The notion of choice in burial seems foreign territory for religious zealots who frequently cry for religious freedom.
News Son story here.