Photo Advisory: Lt. Gov. Calley signs Pavlov bills closing loophole for fetal organ trafficking

LANSING, Mich. — Lt. Gov. Brian Calley on Wednesday signed legislation sponsored by Sen. Phil Pavlov (fifth from right) that prohibits profiteering from the sale of aborted baby parts.

“To make a profit from the destruction of human life is a monstrous and unthinkable act,” said Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township. “These new laws will help prevent this from happening in Michigan.”

Senate Bills 564 and 565, now Public Acts 386 and 387 of 2016, prevent abortion providers from receiving any financial compensation for the transfer of fetal tissue resulting from elective abortions and outline the maximum penalties for doing so.

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