Time is Running Out; Action is Needed Now

Today at a press conference, the Heal Without Harm (HWH) Coalition, along with Sen. Terry Moulton (R-Chippewa Falls), Rep. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc), Dr. Tara Sander Lee, and Dr. Maria Feeney, pointed out the urgency for the passage of the Heal Without Harm Legislative Initiative.

 

Two complementary bills, the Fetal Remains Respect Act (SB 423/AB 549) and the Unborn Child Disposition and Anatomical Gift Act (SB 424/AB 550), authored by Sen. Terry Moulton and Rep. Joel Kleefisch, make up the Heal Without Harm Legislative Initiative. Sen. Moulton and Rep. Kleefisch emphasized how the Initiative demonstrates respect for unborn children by stopping the future exploitation of aborted children for fetal body parts, and by providing scientists with ethical sources of fetal tissue.

 

The Heal Without Harm Coalition reflected on what will make this Initiative ultimately successful, stating, “With a limited number of floor periods left this legislative session, time is truly of the essence. We know that leadership plans on concluding the Assembly’s business by January or February, which gives us little time for these bills to get out of committee and reach the floor of both the Assembly and Senate.”

 

Medical researchers Dr. Tara Sander Lee and Dr. Maria Feeney also reflected on the importance of the Heal Without Harm Initiative’s passage, stating, “A wealth of evidence exists demonstrating that aborted baby parts are NOT critical to science or the discovery of new treatments. Wisconsin risks losing time, money and lives if an ethical approach to research is not advocated and supported soon. It is within Wisconsin’s best interest to ban the use of fetal tissue from induced abortions and focus on better, ethical alternatives with the most promise for scientific advancements in the state.”

 

Wisconsinites are encouraged to contact their legislators and ask them to ensure the Heal Without Harm Legislative Initiative is passed before the Legislature concludes its business for this legislative session.

 

Contact: 

 

Wisconsin Right to Life

Heather Weininger

hweininger@wrtl.org

414-778-5780

Wisconsin Catholic Conference

Barbara Sella

barbara@wisconsincatholic.org

608-257-0004

Wisconsin Family Action

Julaine Appling

jkappling@wifamilyaction.org

608-334-6435

Pro-Life Wisconsin

Matt Sande

matt.s@prolifewi.org

262-352-0890

 

 

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