State Rep. Andrew Beeler on Wednesday voted in the Michigan House of Representatives to approve legislation which would ban research on fetal tissue obtained by abortion.
“Abortion devalues human life,” said Beeler, of Port Huron. “Experimenting on the remains of aborted babies further denigrates lives and sanctions the horrific act of abortion. Our state should prevent this backwards experimentation and fight back against the commodification of human beings.”
House Bills 5558 and 5559 would prohibit performing research on an organ, tissue or cell taken from a dead embryo, fetus or neonate obtained from an abortion. A knowing violation would be a five-year felony. The legislation would also prohibit donating aborted fetal remains for research.
The bills passed the House and now advance to the Senate for consideration.
“Gov. Whitmer handed out $1.7 billion dollars for the Marshall project because she was embarrassed for losing out on other Ford plants, and then her allies smeared local citizens who disagreed with her,” Beeler said. “Now, with Democrats’ anti-business, anti-worker agenda coming down the pike, Ford is slamming on the brakes.”
“Democrats are allowing for the most barbaric practices related to abortion, none of which the voters consented to in Proposal 3,” Beeler said. “Pro-life and pro-choice Michiganders support common-sense licensure, inspections, and reporting for abortion facilities, but this extreme legislation would eliminate these medical standards.”
“I’m disappointed to see the Democrat majority wasting their time trying to squeeze every last nickel and dime out of Michiganders — just so they can waste the money on unsustainable programs and unnecessary projects,” Beeler said.
“With her emphasis on wasteful spending and costly policies, the governor announced in no uncertain terms that Democrats will keep pushing for higher costs this fall,” said Beeler, R-Port Huron.