This week, the Missouri House Children and Families Committee heard testimony on HB 194, sponsored by Rep. Diane Franklin (R-Camdenton). This bill seeks to close loop holes in Missouri law to ensure that all fetal remains from abortions performed in Missouri are submitted to a pathologist for examination and disposed of properly, rather than diverted for other purposes. The bill would also prohibit a person from donating fetal tissue from an abortion for research purposes other than to diagnose any fetal anomalies or other diseases.
The Missouri Catholic Conference joined other pro-life groups testifying in favor of the bill. Stay tuned for further developments on this bill as the legislative session progresses.