H. R. 4800
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
October 22, 2019
Mr. Watkins introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To amend title IV of the Public Health Service Act to prohibit sale or transactions relating to human fetal tissue.
This Act may be cited as the
Prohibiting the Life-Ending Industry of Fetal Organ Exchange Act or the
Prohibiting sale or transactions relating to human fetal tissue
Section 498B(e) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 298g–2(e)) is amended by striking paragraph (3) and inserting the following new paragraph:
valuable consideration includes—
any payment made or debt incurred;
any gift, honorarium, or recognition of value bestowed;
any price, charge, or fee which is waived, forgiven, reduced, or indefinitely delayed,
any loan or debt which is canceled or otherwise forgiven;
the transfer of any item from one person to another or provision of any service or granting of any opportunity for which a charge is customarily made, without charge or for a reduced charge; and
any payments associated with the transportation, implantation, processing, preservation, quality control, or storage of human fetal tissue.