Alabama Unborn Infants Dignity of Life Act (HB 45)
This law was last updated on Feb 23, 2017
HB 45 would prohibit the sale, transfer, distribution, acceptance, use, or attempted use of fetal organs, tissue, or bodily remains of a deceased “unborn infant” for research or experimentation.
This bill would prohibit any institution, entity, or individual from knowingly providing any compensation or payment to any other person, organization, or entity for the removal, transfer, storage, processing, preservation, quality control, implantation, transportation, distribution, disposal, or any other manner of disposition of the bodily remains of a deceased “unborn infant” for research or experimentation.
This bill prohibits a person from using an “unborn infant, living or deceased, or bodily remains of a deceased unborn infant” in research or experimentation.
This bill further prohibits a person from performing an abortion if part or all of the reason for the procedure is to use the fetal remains for experimentation or research.
Any person who knowingly violates any of the above provisions would be guilty of a Class D felony. Any person who experiments on a living “unborn infant” or the bodily remains of a deceased “unborn infant,” experiments upon an “unborn infant” who is intended to be aborted, or performs or offers to perform an abortion where part or all of the reason for the abortion is that the bodily remains may be used for research or experimentation would be guilty of a Class C felony.
The bill also provides for civil and disciplinary actions against anyone who violates these provisions.
This bill is based on model legislation from the AUL.