BRUSSELS, December 22, 2003 ( – The European Parliament has voted on new rules concerning the medical use of human tissues and cells.  One amendment put forth suggested a ban on the harvesting of stem cells from aborted babies.  The amendment was “heavily defeated” by European Parliament voters.  A new rule was passed, however, which introduced a ban on the sale of human tissues such as eggs and sperm for profit.  This new amendment, however, left the door open for donors to be able to claim “expenses” for the “donation,” leaving the details of such expenses up to national governments.  Read LifeSiteNews coverage “European Parliament Votes to Fund Destructive Research on Human Embryos at: