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Wisconsin Bill Regarding the Final Disposition of Aborted Fetal Remains (SB 423)

This law was last updated on Sep 11, 2018

This law is Anti–Choice




SB 423


Failed to Pass


Oct 2, 2017


Primary Sponsors: 9
Co-sponsors: 29
Total Sponsors: 38


Fetal Tissue, Human Embryo and Fetal Research

Full Bill Text

SB 423 would prohibit any 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.

The bill defines fetal body part to mean “tissue, an organ, or another part of an unborn child that is obtained after and as a result of an induced abortion after January 1, 2017.”

This provision would not apply to the use of a fetal body part for pathological study to confirm a prenatal diagnosis of the fetus or for an autopsy.

Final Disposition

The bill would require a facility that provides an induced abortion to arrange for the entombment, inurnment, or interment of fetal body parts resulting from an abortion.

A person who violates this provision would be liable for a forfeiture between $50,000 and $100,000. No parent may be penalized for violation of this provision.

Related Legislation

Companion bill to AB 549.

Related to AB 8/SB 422 and SB 424.