(410 ILCS 110/45)
Purchase or sale prohibited.
(a) A person may not knowingly, for valuable consideration, purchase or sell embryonic or cadaveric fetal tissue for research purposes.
(b) For the purpose of this Section, the giving or receiving of reasonable payment for the removal, processing, disposal, preservation, quality control, storage, transplantation, or implantation of the tissue does not constitute purchase or sale. This Section does not prohibit reimbursement for removal, storage, or transportation of embryonic or cadaveric fetal tissue for research purposes pursuant to this Act.
(c) A person who knowingly purchases or sells embryonic or cadaveric fetal tissue for research purposes in violation of subsection (a) of this Section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for the first conviction and a Class 4 felony for subsequent convictions.
(Source: P.A. 95-519, eff. 1-1-08.)