Minnesota Bill Modifying University of Minnesota Appropriations Bill (HF 2865)
This law was last updated on Jun 28, 2016
HF 2865 would modify appropriations to the University of Minnesota for the year 2017 to grant $1,000,000 to establish a fetal tissue research center.
The purpose of the center must be to provide oversight of all research activities at the university that require the use of fetal tissue; to ensure compliance with applicable laws and policies governing the ethical acquisition, sale, handling, and disposal of fetal tissue; and to act as a central purchaser of fetal tissue for research activities.
The research center would only be able to purchase fetal tissue obtained from a miscarriage or other similar involuntary medical condition that prevented a live birth.
The bill also claims that the University of Minnesota disposed of aborted fetuses in a manner inconsistent the Minnesota law (145.1621).