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GOP lawmaker to propose fetal tissue penalties in Georgia

ATLANTA (WTOC) -

A top House Republican wants to strengthen criminal penalties for the sale or purchase of aborted fetal tissue, and to clarify that state law allows women to donate tissue for medical research.

Judiciary Chairman Wendell Willard, R-Sandy Springs, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that his bill, which he will introduce when lawmakers return in January, is a direct result of a recent controversy involving Planned Parenthood.

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