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Louisiana Bill Prohibiting Harvesting of Aborted Fetal Tissue (SB 33)

This law was last updated on Feb 27, 2017

This law is Anti–Choice




SB 33


Signed into Law


Mar 14, 2016


Co-sponsors: 24
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 25


Fetal Tissue, Human Embryo and Fetal Research

Full Bill Text

SB 33 would prohibit the sale, receipt and transport of fetal organs and body parts obtained from an induced abortion.

Any person who violates this provision would be sentenced to a term of imprisonment at hard labor between 10 to 50 years, at least 10 years of which must be served without benefit of probation or suspension of sentence, and may, in addition, be required to pay a fine of not more than $50,000.

Related Legislation

Similar to HB 815.


Signed into law by Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) on May 26, 2016.

***The Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit on behalf of several abortion providers challenging seven abortion restrictions (HB 1081HB 1019HB 815SB 33HB 386HB 488; and HB 606). The state has agreed to delay enforcement.***


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