From EAG News:
RALEIGH, N.C. – Pro-abortion activists rallied outside the North Carolina capitol today in hopes of stopping legislation that could ban the sale of aborted baby parts and defund Planned Parenthood.
Dozens of abortion advocates donned pink shirts and wacky outfits to rally against legislation approved Monday to defund Planned Parenthood and halt the sale of fetal tissues in North Carolina. The event is part of a national Pink Out Day designed to promote Planned Parenthood in the wake of gruesome videos showing how the group profits from the sale of aborted baby parts, The News & Observer reports.
“This is the bill we have in reference to Planned Parenthood selling body parts,” Rep. Sarah Stevens said. “That’s the impetus for this bill.”
House Bill 297 requires all fetal remains to be buried or cremated after an abortion, and only allows for donated remains for research when a mother gives informed consent after a miscarriage. Specifically, the bill states “No person shall sell the remains of an unborn child resulting from an abortion or a miscarriage or any aborted or miscarried material,” Wake Weekly reports.
In addition, HB 297 states “use of state funds for initiatives and projects authorized under this section shall not include the allocation of funds to renew or extend existing contracts or enter into new contracts for the provision of family planning services, pregnancy…