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Abortion bills set for Arizona Senate hearings

Posted at 9:05 AM, Feb 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-10 11:06:02-05
Two bills targeting Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers are set for hearings before Arizona Senate committees.
 
One makes it illegal for an abortion provider to sell or otherwise transfer a human fetus or embryo for use in research. The other bars state employees from using payroll deductions to donate to abortion providers.
 
Both have hearings Wednesday.
 
Republican Sen. Nancy Barto's Senate Bill 1415 was prompted by undercover videos anti-abortion activists say shows Planned Parenthood medical staff discussing the sale of fetal tissue. Planned Parenthood calls the videos misleading and its Arizona affiliate said it doesn't provide fetal tissue for research.
 
Senate Bill 1485 by Senate President Andy Biggs bars payroll donations to Planned Parenthood. He abandoned an effort to bar Medicaid funding for non-abortion services provided by the group.