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Introduced Version Senate Bill 88 History

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Senate Bill No. 88

(By Senators Weeks and Barnes)

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[Introduced February 9, 2005; referred to the Committee

on Health and Human Resources; and then to the Committee on the Judiciary.]

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A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §16-19-3b, relating to prohibiting the use of the body of an unborn baby for any medical experimentation or scientific investigation except as necessary to diagnose a disease or condition suspected to exist in the mother's or fetus's body; and prescribing criminal penalties for violation of said section.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §16-19-3b, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 19. ANATOMICAL GIFT ACT.
§16-19-3b. Prohibition against using bodies of fetuses for certain purposes.

The body of an unborn fetus may not be used for any medical experimentation or scientific investigation, except as necessary to diagnose a disease or condition suspected to exist in the body of the mother or the fetus. Any person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than one thousand nor more than five thousand dollars, or imprisoned up to six months in jail, or both fined and imprisoned.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to prohibit the use of the body of an unborn baby to be used for any medical experimentation or scientific investigation, except as necessary to diagnose a disease or condition suspected to exist in the mother's or fetus's body. The bill also prescribes criminal penalties for violation of the section.

This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.

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