MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two Republican state representatives are proposing a ban on the sale of fetal body parts in Wisconsin.
Reps. Andre Jacque and Joel Kleefisch circulated their proposal for co-sponsorship on Thursday, with a deadline of Aug. 6.
They say the bill is in reaction to recently released videos showing a Planned Parenthood medical director in Southern California meeting with people posing as potential buyers of intact fetal specimens.
Much of the conversation deals with the harvesting and processing of fetal parts, including estimated prices for a “specimen.”
The Wisconsin lawmakers say their bill would ban the sale, transfer and experimentation of aborted fetuses.
Mr. Jacque is also circulating a pair of other bills that would divert federal funding away from Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin.
Planned Parenthood says the measures would restrict women’s access to health care.
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