State Rep. Steve Carra and the Michigan House of Representatives approved a plan to prevent experimentation on the remains of aborted children.
House Bills 5558 and 5559, which Carra co-sponsored, would prevent any research on an organ, tissue or cell taken from an aborted embryo, fetus or neonate, to the extent allowed under the state constitution.
An intentional violation would be a felony, punishable by up to five years in prison. The legislation would also require a physician to arrange for disposition of an aborted child’s remains, eliminating the option for the mother to donate the remains for research.
House Bills 5558 and 5559 now proceed to the Senate for consideration.