Sec. 1.5. (a) As used in this section, “aborted” means the termination of human pregnancy with an intention other than to produce a live birth or to remove a dead fetus. The term includes abortions by surgical procedures and by abortion inducing drugs.

     (b) As used in this section, “fetal tissue” includes tissue, organs, or any other part of an aborted fetus.

Terms Used In Indiana Code 35-46-5-1.5

  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
     (c) This section does not apply to the proper medical disposal of fetal tissue.

     (d) A person who intentionally acquires, receives, sells, or transfers fetal tissue commits unlawful transfer of fetal tissue, a Level 5 felony.

     (e) A person may not alter the timing, method, or procedure used to terminate a pregnancy for the purpose of obtaining or collecting fetal tissue. A person who violates this subsection commits the unlawful collection of fetal tissue, a Level 5 felony.

As added by P.L.213-2016, SEC.30.