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.
State Rep. Andrew Beeler and the Michigan House of Representatives today approved Rep. Beeler’s legislation to make state government work for the people by improving oversight and accountability measures for the governor’s emergency powers.
State Rep. Andrew Beeler today decried vote-switching by House Democrats who voted for the state’s bipartisan budget but changed their votes and opposed funding for maternal health and adoption services after the governor removed it from the budget.
State Rep. Andrew Beeler, R-Port Huron, who serves on the House Tax Policy Committee, today issued the following statement criticizing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s new call for a sales tax suspension on school supplies after she previously vetoed three bipartisan tax relief plans passed by the Legislature: