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New Jersey Bill Prohibiting Fetal Tissue Research (S 1538)

This law was last updated on Jan 12, 2018

This law is Anti–Choice


New Jersey


S 1538


Failed to Pass


Feb 16, 2016


Primary Sponsors: 2
Total Sponsors: 2


Fetal Tissue, Human Embryo and Fetal Research

Full Bill Text

S 1538 would prohibit the use of cadaveric fetal tissue obtained from an elective abortion procedure for research purposes.

Cadaveric fetal tissue obtained from a miscarriage or stillbirth would not be prohibited from being used in research. However, the bill prohibits using any cadaveric fetal tissue to research cosmetic treatments.

Final Disposition of Embryos

A physician or other health care professional treating a patient for infertility is required to provide the patient with timely, relevant, and appropriate information sufficient to allow the patient to make an informed and voluntary choice regarding the disposition of any embryos remaining following treatment. This bill would require that the patient provide written acknowledgement that this information was provided, and that the written acknowledgement be included in the patient’s medical record.


Companion bill to A 2720.