I'm writing to urge you to support H.B. 149, the Abortion Trafficking Prevention Act.
This legislation would prohibit fetal tissue trafficking. Federal law currently bans this practice, but a loophole allows tissue traffickers to compensate abortion clinics for services related to the trafficking of fetal tissue, including storage and transportation. This bill would make the exchange of any form of compensation for fetal tissue or organs illegal, and would make the activity a third degree felony.
As you can see, Ohio law currently allows abortion facilities to profit twice from a child's death: First, for performing the abortion, and second, for selling the unborn child's remains under the guise of other services. Abortion is inhumane enough without the added horror of fetal organ trafficking.
I urge you to support the passage of this legislation to ensure that every aborted child is treated humanely, even in death. No child's value can be measured by the sum of her parts.