Three Measures Brown Authored Passed the Senate Health and Provider Services Committee
INDIANAPOLIS - Today, three pro-life legislative proposals authored by Indiana Third Congressional District candidate and Indiana State Senator, Liz Brown, passed the Senate Health and Provider Services Committee. Brown testified in support of the measures and voted for their passage as a member of the Committee.
Senate Bill 313, bans abortions based on disability, gender, race and other demographic factors and encourages perinatal hospice care. Brown authored the bill along with lead author, Sen. Travis Holdman (District 19), and she led the testimony today in committee. The bill passed 7-4.
Brown's Senate Bill 314, to prevent a Planned Parenthood-type harvesting and trafficking of baby body parts scandal, was amended into Senate Bill 313 by the Senate Health and Provider Services Committee. This legislation imposes felony penalties on anyone illegally selling aborted baby body parts.
The other pro-life measure authored by Brown, Senate Bill 315, encourages umbilical cord donation. Cord blood stem cells offer a more ethical alternative to embryonic stem cells. The bill passed unanimously with 11 votes.
"Today's Senate Health and Provider Services Committee hearing was the most important of the session," said Brown. "The pro-life legislation before us will save lives if signed into law. From banning discriminatory abortions to preventing a Planned Parenthood-type baby parts trafficking scandal in Indiana, we took a bold step for life. It's my honor to author legislation that will protect the most vulnerable among us, the unborn. If voters in the Third District send me to Congress, I will be ready to advocate for life-saving measures there too. The unborn deserve our unwavering protection."
Liz Brown, a Republican, seeks to represent Indiana's Third Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Brown currently serves Indiana Senate District 15 in the state legislature and is a former member of the Fort Wayne City Council. She has a long history of community involvement including roles with Boys and Girls Clubs, Cub Scouts, Parkview Hospital Ethics Committee, Notre Dame Club of Fort Wayne and various school boards. As a registered Civil and Domestic Mediator with her own mediation business, Liz maintains a number of associations in the legal field. Liz and her husband of 33 years, Steve, have seven children.
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