- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina legislators plan to make it illegal law to sell the remains of aborted fetuses in the state.

The state House gave final approval to the measure 79-29 on Monday, less than a week after the idea surfaced in a Senate committee and got that chamber’s approval.

The legislation now heading to Gov. Pat McCrory’s desk is a response to videos by a group showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing how they provide aborted fetal organs for research.

Planned Parenthood says the videos were edited and misleading. Planned Parenthood in North Carolina says it’s never donated fetal tissue, let alone sold it. Selling fetal tissue would violate federal law.

The legislation also would prevent Planned Parenthood from receiving certain state funds aimed at family planning, pregnancy prevention or similar programs.

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