Pennsylvania House targets colleges’ fetal research in bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A proposal is advancing in the Pennsylvania Legislature to require the four state-related universities to promise they are not conducting research or experiments with fetal tissue from elective abortions.

The measure was added to a state budget bill by House Republicans on Monday.

The target of the measure is the University of Pittsburgh, which is in line to receive $155 million from the state in the coming year.

Another GOP-sponsored amendment, to force Penn State to disclose the whereabouts of a statue of former head football coach Joe Paterno, was easily defeated.

Download the FREE WPXI News app for breaking news alerts.

Follow Channel 11 News on Facebook and Twitter. | Watch WPXI NOW