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“Hording Remains” Sparks Debate on Missouri Anti-Abortion Bill

FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo, anti-abortion advocates gather outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis. A federal appeals court on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, will consider whether Missouri can implement a sweeping law aimed at limiting abortions. The law adopted in 2019 would ban abortions at or around the eighth week of pregnancy. It also would prohibit abortions based on a Down syndrome diagnosis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

(Missourinet) A Missouri bill to prohibit the use of fetal tissue for profit has taken a step forward.
Republican House Representative Hannah Kelly’s bill forbids the use of fetal tissue or organs from an abortion to be used for any purpose other than to diagnose anomalies, paternity, or for law enforcement purposes.
The bill also makes it a crime to hoard more than five aborted fetus remains.
That provision sparked a lively debate in a committee hearing Wednesday with Representative Mark Ellebracht, a Democrat from the Kansas City area, raising questions.

Samuel Lee, the director of Campaign Life Missouri, offered his explanation of the bill’s language.

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