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Ky. Senate Approves Bill Criminalizing Sale of Fetal Tissue; State House Advances Revised Mandatory Counseling Bill

The Kentucky Senate on Wednesday approved a measure (SB 25) that would make selling fetal tissue resulting from an abortion a felony in the state, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Ky. Senate Approves Bill Criminalizing Sale of Fetal Tissue

January 29, 2016 — The Kentucky Senate on Wednesday approved a measure (SB 25) that would make selling fetal tissue resulting from an abortion a felony in the state, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

The bill, proposed by Sen. Max Wise (R), was introduced in response to a series of misleading videos targeting Planned Parenthood. The measure now proceeds to the state House.

According to the AP/Bee, two state senators voted against the measure. One of the lawmakers, Sen. Perry Clark (D), noted that federal law already makes the sale of fetal tissue illegal and there is no evidence that fetal tissue sales have occurred. "To do this is redundancy on top of redundancy," he said (Beam, AP/Sacramento Bee, 1/27).