California Code, Health and Safety Code - HSC § 123440

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(a) It is unlawful for any person to use any aborted product of human conception, other than fetal remains, for any type of scientific or laboratory research or for any other kind of experimentation or study, except to protect or preserve the life and health of the fetus.  “Fetal remains,” as used in this section, means a lifeless product of conception regardless of the duration of pregnancy.  A fetus shall not be deemed to be lifeless for the purposes of this section, unless there is an absence of a discernible heartbeat.

(b) In addition to any other criminal or civil liability that may be imposed by law, any violation of this section constitutes unprofessional conduct within the meaning of the Medical Practice Act, Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 2000 ) of Division 2 of the Business and Professions Code.

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