MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says proposals attempting to limit or ban research involving fetal tissue obtained from abortions do not have the votes needed to pass.
Vos said Wednesday that neither of two proposals is likely to clear the Legislature before the session ends in early 2018.
One bill would ban the use of aborted fetal tissue for research or any other purpose. A coalition supporting that proposal includes the Wisconsin Catholic Conference, Wisconsin Family Action, Wisconsin Right to Life and Pro-Life Wisconsin.
Another measure would target only the sale of fetal tissue and regulate certain research. Vos supports that one.
Similar proposals have failed to pass under opposition from the medical and scientific communities. Vos says neither measure has gotten momentum to pass session.