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Marco Rubio says while he is against fetal tissue research when the tissue is obtained from an abortion, he is okay with research done on tissue from a miscarriage or any other natural end to pregnancy.
Fetal tissue donations from abortions have come under scrutiny from conservatives after an anti-abortion group released a series of videos which they claim show Planned Parenthood employees discussing the sale of tissues from aborted fetuses for profit. Planned Parenthood has denied the allegations.
The senator from Florida has recently made the case that a government shutdown over funding Planned Parenthood would be the fault of President Obama and Senate Democrats.
“So there are cases, we’re now getting into the weeds on it, but it’s an important question,” Rubio told an Iowa television station over the weekend. “And there are cases where a child is miscarried or there’s some other natural end of a [pregnancy].
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