H. R. 3729
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
October 8, 2015
Mr. Sensenbrenner (for himself, Mr. Olson, and Mr. Duffy) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit certain research on human fetal tissue obtained pursuant to an abortion.
This Act may be cited as the
Safe Responsible Ethical Scientific Endeavors Assuring Research for Compassionate Healthcare Act or the
Safe RESEARCH Act.
Prohibiting certain research on human fetal tissue obtained pursuant to an abortion
Section 498A of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 289g–1) is amended—
in the section heading, by striking
Research on transplantation of fetal tissue and inserting
Research with fetal tissue;
by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:
Establishment of program
The Secretary may conduct or support research with human fetal tissue. The Secretary shall conduct or support any such research in accordance with this section.
Source of tissue
Human fetal tissue may be used in research carried out under paragraph (1) only if the tissue is obtained pursuant to a stillbirth.
in subsection (b)(2)—
by striking subparagraph (A); and
by redesignating subparagraphs (B) and (C) as subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively;
in subsection (c)(1)(B), by striking
may have been obtained pursuant to a spontaneous or induced abortion or pursuant to a stillbirth and inserting
has been obtained pursuant to a stillbirth; and
in subsection (g), by striking
after a spontaneous or induced abortion, or.