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Iowa Bill Banning the Use of Fetal Body Parts (SF 52)

This law was last updated on Sep 6, 2018

This law is Anti–Choice




SF 52


Failed to Pass


Jan 11, 2017


Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 1


Fetal Tissue, Human Embryo and Fetal Research

Full Bill Text

SF 52 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 patient or to preserve the life or health of the fetus or pregnant patient; or
  • the actions of a person taken in the furtherance of the final disposition of a fetal body part.

A person who violates this provision 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.

Related Legislation

Similar to HF 2329HF 2297 and SF 2140, all of which failed to pass in 2016.


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