|BDF Model Bill Enacted: Banning Post-Abortion Organ Harvesting
June 24, 2016. The “dead donor rule” is a longstanding ethical norm that protects the integrity of human organ donation by providing that (a) organ donors must be dead before procurement of organs begins, and (b) organ procurement itself must not cause the death of the donor.
In addition to laying bare the horror of abortion in general, the videos and newly obtained evidence before the House Select Committee on Infant Lives raise serious questions about how the abortion industry targets the living bodies of unborn human beings by using the prospect of research to incentivize women to have abortions.
This is unethical coercion and exploitation of women who are often still in the decision making process.
On June 16, 2016, Democrat Governor John Bel Edwards of Louisiana signed legislation that prohibits the buying, selling or donation of human organs and body parts obtained from aborted human beings.
Based on a BDF model bill, HB 815 was co-authored by Rep. Julie Stokes (R-Dist.79) and Sen. Regina Barrow (D-Dist.15), and passed both houses with overwhelming bipartisan support.
BDF attorneys Nikolas T. Nikas and Dorinda C. Bordlee encourage Congress and the States to likewise adopt this legislation based on the proposed Legislative Findings and Talking Points highlighted at the link below.
Nikas and Bordlee can be reached for pro bono consultation at firstname.lastname@example.org.