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Testimony of Dr. David Prentice in Support of Arizona Bill to Prohibit Fetal Tissue Trafficking

Charlotte Lozier Institute  

Update (4/1/2016): On March 24, SB 1474 passed the full Arizona House with bipartisan support along with two other major prolife bills. Arizona Governor Ducey signed them into law on March 31st.


On Wednesday, March 16, 2016, the Arizona House Judiciary Committee panel held a hearing to consider SB 1474, introduced by Sen. Nancy Barto (R-Phoenix) to prohibit fetal tissue trafficking. After the hearing, the panel voted to pass the bill, which will now head to the full House.


Center for Arizona Policy president Cathi Herrod stated that Arizona had a law that was previously thought to ban research using fetal tissue; however, the federal court of appeals for the Ninth Circuit struck it down due to vague language. This new bill “simply ensures that aborted babies are not harvested or sold in Arizona,” she said.


Charlotte Lozier Institute Vice President and Director of Research, Dr. David Prentice, Ph.D. submitted the following written testimony in support of the legislation.

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Arizona Fetal Pain Law Blocked

Nora Sullivan  

A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked the enforcement of Arizona’s House Bill 2036, which was intended to go into effect today after much contentious debate.  The new law bans abortions after 20 weeks gestation – four weeks earlier than previously permitted in the state – and it does so on the grounds that abortions done at that stage or later pose an increased risk to maternal health and inflict pain on the developing child in the womb.

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