Iowa Bill Banning the Use of Fetal Body Parts (HF 2297)
This law was last updated on Jun 28, 2016
HF 2297 would prohibit a person from knowingly acquiring, providing, receiving, or using a fetal body part, regardless of whether the acquisition, provision, receipt, or use is for valuable consideration.
This would not apply to:
- diagnostic or remedial tests, procedures, or observations which have the sole purpose of determining the life or health of the fetus in order to provide that information to the pregnant woman or to preserve the life or health of the fetus or pregnant woman;
- to the arranging by a physician, who induces or performs an abortion, for the final disposition of fetal body parts resulting from the abortion; or
- the actions of a person that are exclusively in the furtherance of the final disposition of a fetal body part.
A person who violates this bill would be guilty of a class “C” felony. A class “C” felony is punishable by confinement for no more than 10 years and a fine of at least $1,000 but not more than $10,000.