Indiana Fetal Tissue Harvesting Ban (SB 314)
This law was last updated on Jun 28, 2016
SB 314 would make it a felony to collect, sell, or transfer aborted fetal remains for a purpose other than disposal.
The bill would require that a pregnant woman be informed before an abortion, orally and in writing, that fetal tissue obtained or collected during the abortion may not be collected for any purpose other than the disposal of the fetal tissue.
SB 314 prohibits a person from altering the timing, method, or procedure used to terminate a pregnancy for the purpose of obtaining or collecting fetal tissue. The bill also requires the attending physician of an abortion to certify that the physician who performed the abortion did not alter the procedure in any way.
Any person that violates the law would be guilty of a Level 5 felony, punishable by imprisonment of one to six years, and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
Similar to SB 77, which bans fetal tissue research but does not require any certification by a physician or that a pregnant woman be informed prior to an abortion procedure.