Officials standing up to stop the profiteering on aborted babies

Abortion profiteering is disgusting.

The Michigan Senate recently approved legislation that would make it illegal in Michigan to financially benefit in any way by selling or distributing a fetus or any fetal tissue obtained from an elective abortion.

I have always held the belief that all human life is worthy of love and protection. It is not something to be bought and sold. I co-sponsored these measures to send a clear message that Michigan respects human life.

Senate Bill 564 would prevent a person from financially benefiting from or receiving any compensation for the distribution or transfer of an embryo, fetus or neonate (newborn child) that was obtained as a result of an elective abortion. SB 565 would prescribe a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

The bills only apply to elective abortions, which does not include the use or prescription of a drug or device as a contraceptive, the termination of a pregnancy to save the life of the mother, or the treatment of a woman who is experiencing a miscarriage or has an ectopic pregnancy.

The introduction of the bills followed revelations last year that Planned Parenthood affiliates nationwide were attempting to sell body parts of aborted babies.

Their actions demand not only our outrage, but also our action.

It is truly unfortunate that this legislation is even necessary to ensure that the body parts of aborted babies are not sold for profit.

The videos showing officials talking about prices of fetal tissue showed us that not everyone places the same value on human life that we expect in Michigan.

I would hope that we could all agree that profiting off the sale of aborted baby parts is wrong. These bills will help ensure that it never happens in our state.

 

Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, represents Southwest Michigan.

Dowagiac

Medical event causes car to crash into Dowagiac Burger King

Cass County

Cassopolis man sent to prison on drug charges

Dowagiac

SMC recognized for turning students into citizens

Dowagiac

ETS program awarded grant from Department of Education

Cass County

Dowagiac man who broke elementary school windows sentenced to probation

Dowagiac

Changes to retirement benefits cause for concern among Cass County employees

News

Niles first ward residents ask for an end to gun violence in their community

Buchanan

Buchanan Area Senior Center raising funds to convert porch into sunroom

Cass County

Man arrested on drug charges in Mason Township

Cass County

Cass County Commissioners approve grant for Dowagiac River restoration

Business

Lyons Industries donates 12 thermal imaging cameras to Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department

Cass County

Niles man seriously injured in motorcycle crash

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Police Log: Sept. 13-14

Berrien County

Local emergency departments experiencing high volumes, wait times

Berrien County

Residents demand Berrien County commissioners take action on mask mandate

Business

Cassopolis hosts Cass County Leadership Summit

Business

Owners of vintage farm tractors invited to Under the Harvest Moon

Business

Edwardsburg welcomes new construction business

Cassopolis

Cassopolis organization to host walk honoring National Suicide Prevention Month

Business

PHOTO STORY: A-Mazing Acres opens for season

Buchanan

Niles teen builds Eagle Scout project on McCoy Creek Trail

Business

New short-term rental property group to offer guests ‘curated’ Dowagiac experience

Cass County

Two women injured in La Grange Township crash

News

Niles hosts town hall between community, law enforcement