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HR 4 - Fetal Tissue Research Bill - National Key Vote

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Title: Fetal Tissue Research Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that allows for the use of fetal tissue in medical research and appropriates funds to the National Institutes of Health.

Highlights:

  • Stipulates that fetal tissue may be used in medical research upon the written consent of a woman who is receiving a "spontaneous or induced abortion".
  • $3.2 billion to the National Cancer Institute
  • $1.5 billion to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • $100 million to the Office of AIDS Research

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