Currently there are lawsuits brewing in New Mexico about the handling of fetal tissue that were [was] the product of abortions. These cases are considering whether the women who had the procedures were given [gave?] properly informed consent.
New Mexico's Attorney General Hector Balderas says because no one "purchased" or "sold" the baby's organs, and none of the tissues were used for transplants, no laws were broken. While it's true that no one actually paid for the fetal tissue, that is not the issue. The issue is whether the women were given [gave] proper consent.
I believe that a grave injustice has been done to these victims, whose right to basic medical informed consent was likely denied. And the person that was supposed to zealously advocate for them neglected to protect them.
This is not a political issue.
It's a matter of law and human dignity.
Michael Hendricks for New Mexico Attorney General