Schwertner Files ‘Pre-Born Protection & Dignity Act’

Schwertner Files ‘Pre-Born Protection & Dignity Act’

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Banning Sale of Fetal Tissue, Partial-Birth Abortion

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Today, Senator Charles Schwertner, MD (R-Georgetown) filed Senate Bill 8, known as the ‘Pre-Born Protection and Dignity Act.’  If passed, SB 8 would ban the sale of fetal tissue from elective abortions and prohibit partial-birth abortion in state law.

“The idea that anyone would seek to profit from the sale of fetal tissue is beyond abhorrent…it’s evil,” said Schwertner.  “The Pre-Born Protection and Dignity Act I’ve filed today will put a definitive end to the sale or exchange of fetal tissue and outlaw the barbaric practice of partial-birth abortion in state law.”

Senate Bill 8 comes in the wake of a series of videos released last summer showing senior Planned Parenthood executives casually discussing the potential sale of fetal tissue to benefit the organization’s bottom line.  On July 29, 2015, Senator Schwertner convened an emergency hearing of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services to investigate the business practices of Planned Parenthood and examine the regulatory framework governing the sale or donation of aborted fetal tissue.

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