Text: H.R.3215 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/27/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3215


To prohibit any person from soliciting or knowingly acquiring, receiving, or accepting a donation of human fetal tissue for any purpose other than disposal of the tissue if the donation affects interstate commerce and the tissue will be or is obtained pursuant to an induced abortion.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 27, 2015

Mr. Lamborn introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To prohibit any person from soliciting or knowingly acquiring, receiving, or accepting a donation of human fetal tissue for any purpose other than disposal of the tissue if the donation affects interstate commerce and the tissue will be or is obtained pursuant to an induced abortion.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “End Trafficking of the Terminated Unborn Act of 2015”.

SEC. 2. Removal of authority for funding research on fetal tissue obtained pursuant to an induced abortion.

Section 498A(a) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 289g–1(a)) is amended—

(1) by amending paragraph (2) to read as follows:

“(2) SOURCE OF TISSUE.—Human fetal tissue may be used in research carried out under paragraph (1) only if the tissue is obtained pursuant to a spontaneous abortion or a stillbirth.”;

(2) in subsection (b)(2), by striking subparagraph (A) and redesigning subparagraphs (B) and (C) as subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively;

(3) in subsection (c)(1)(B), by striking “or induced”; and

(4) in subsection (g), by striking “or induced”.

SEC. 3. Prohibition against solicitation or acceptance of a donation of fetal tissue pursuant to an induced abortion.

Subsection (b) of section 498B of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 289g–2) is amended to read as follows:

“(b) Prohibition against solicitation or acceptance of a donation of fetal tissue pursuant to an abortion.—It shall be unlawful for any person to solicit or knowingly acquire, receive, or accept a donation of human fetal tissue for any purpose other than disposal of the tissue if the donation affects interstate commerce and the tissue will be or is obtained pursuant to an induced abortion.”.


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