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Michigan Bill Prohibiting Compensation for Human Fetal Tissue (SB 564)

This law was last updated on Nov 8, 2017

This law is Anti–Choice




SB 564




Oct 15, 2015


Co-sponsors: 17
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 18


Fetal Tissue, Human Embryo and Fetal Research

Full Bill Text

SB 564 would prohibit an individual from receiving any type of compensation for fetal tissue donation. The bill would make it illegal to:

Financially benefit from or receive any type of compensation for the distribution or transfer of any portion of an embryo, fetus, or neonate including any organs, tissues, or cells that were obtained as the result of an elective abortion.

An “elective abortion” would not include:

  • The use or prescription of a device intended as a contraceptive;
  • The termination of a pregnancy to save the life of the mother; or
  • Treatment on a pregnant woman who is experiencing a miscarriage or has been diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy.

Related Legislation

Sentencing guidelines for violations against this measure are detailed in a companion bill, SB 565.


Approved by Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley on December 28, 2016.