Activists on both sides of the abortion debate crowded a committee room at the capitol Tuesday, weighing in on a bill critics call extreme and unprecedented.
Backers of the bill say it’s needed to prevent the sale or donation of fetal tissue.
An anti-abortion group last year released videos it said depicted Planned Parenthood of trying to sell fetal body parts. Federal law bans the sale of fetal remains, but the abortion provider was cleared of wrongdoing.
But Representative Sandy Salmon (Rep. Janesville) says under Iowa law fetal tissue could still be sold.