Skip to comments.At Issue: Opponents of fetal tissue ban say it would shut down Madison business
Posted on 07/16/2013 6:19:17 AM PDT by Sopater
In a nutshell The Legislature has introduced a number of abortion-related bills this session, but the one that has drawn the most ire from the business community is a measure seeking to ban the sale and use of aborted fetal tissue.
The bill, introduced by Rep. Andre Jacque, R-DePere, and co-sponsored by 29 other Republican representatives and five Republican senators, would make it illegal to experiment on a fetal body part.
A fetal body part is defined as a cell, tissue, organ, or other part of, or any material derived from any cell or tissue of, an unborn child who is aborted by an induced abortion.
The bill wouldnt apply to the cells of a miscarried fetus, or embryonic stem cells, Jacque said. But some researchers and biotech companies use cell lines from aborted fetal tissue.
If the bill passes, FluGen, a Madison-based company developing a universal flu vaccine, would likely shut down and move its operations to another state, said Bryan Renk, executive director of Bio Forward, an industry trade organization for life sciences companies. The case for it Jacque said the bill is about respect for human dignity. He compared researchers who use aborted fetal cells to experiments conducted in Nazi Germany and by 19th century grave robbers.
Its a pretty sensible standard for ethical conduct of research, Jacque said.
Jacque said companies that experiment on aborted cells are making arguments for the sake of convenience and that any properly run business should not have any issue playing by some very sensible rules.
Theres no reason why you couldnt go to an ethical source to do whatever research youre trying to accomplish, Jacque said. The case against it Several organizations have registered in opposition to the bill, including most recently the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. The Wisconsin Medical Society, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and a group representing UW-Madison professors are also opposed.
Renk said cells from aborted fetuses are used by companies conducting research into cancer, birth defects, viruses and other ailments.
Those are all of the sudden going to be banned, Renk said. The message to business and research is extremely negative.
Madison Chamber president Zach Brandon said companies that dont experiment using aborted fetal tissue might also be affected by the bill.
The message it sends to the rest of the world is: Future entrepreneurs and future researchers, we are closed for business, Brandon said. To get involved To contact your lawmaker about this or any other bill, call the legislative hotline, which is staffed from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. weekdays, at 608-266-9960 or 800-362-9472.
To send an email, go to the Legislatures website at legis.wisconsin.gov, select Assembly or Senate and then Email Directory.
Same argument as the people who want all ivory banned.... if the aborted fetal tissue is sold to these geeks, then it funds the abortion industry. So PP makes money in at the front door and out the back door. Awful.
Not to mention that all the abortion clinics shutting down for not meeting minimal hospital standards is pushing the price of fetal tissue up.
They just can’t murder the innocent fast enough, can they? *SHUDDER*
Any job that this bill would shut down deserves to be shut down.
Remember Nestle’s, and Campbell’s soup and Pepsi, et al? They were doing flavor research using aborted fetal kidney tissue. A lot of hoity-toity ladies would fall on their butts if they knew how much aborted fetal tissue is in their “rejuvenating” cosmetic products.....or maybe they wouldn’t. Once you cross the line to be O.K. with the slaughter of babies in the womb.....possibly even your own; smearing something containing aborted fetal tissue products on your face to make you look mahvellous is a small step, indeed!
Sunday evening I surfed onto “60 Minutes” and hung around to see the turtles and tortoises they were saying are “endangered”. I marvelled at Leslie Stahl, all teary-eyed over the plight of a turtle, but couldn’t care less about destroying children in the womb; and that she undoubtedly, as a member in good standing of the death culture of the left, would fight to keep the ghoulish practice legal!
end does not justify the means......
Bill to prohibit the sale of aborted fetal tissue would shut down Madison business, critics say
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Can’t this research lab research something that doesn’t depend on murdering babies?
Could it be the real reason the abortion industry still exists?