Democrats end Republican effort to curb fetal-tissue research programs

Author: Peter Marcus - February 15, 2017 - Updated: February 15, 2017

A Republican bill Wednesday attempted to hold state institutions accountable for participating in trafficking fetal body parts, despite a lack of evidence showing wrongdoing. Rep. Tim Leonard of Evergreen pushed a measure that would have eliminated state funding for state universities that purchase or traffic aborted human body parts. “This bill is telling our state […]

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Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus is senior statehouse reporter for Colorado Politics. He covers the legislature and previously covered politics, the governor’s office, the legislature and Congress for The Durango Herald. He joined The Herald in 2014 from The Colorado Statesman, a Denver-based political weekly. The Washington Post twice named Marcus one of the nation’s top state-based political and legislative reporters.