Congressman Lamborn outlines his pro-life efforts for the state of Colorado

Rep. Doug Lamborn
Nov 4, 2016 · 3 min read

It’s been over a year since the disturbing undercover videos revealed Planned Parenthood’s atrocities. Since then, I’ve heard from a hundreds of Colorado citizens who were appalled to learn about the abortion industry’s treatment of unborn children.

Pro-life lawmakers continue to push for dignity at all stages of life, including in the womb. I am pleased to support the following efforts to ensure that the American health care organizations and providers protect the sanctity of human life.

1. Supporting for the “End Trafficking of the Terminated Unborn Act”

In the wake of deeply disturbing undercover Planned Parenthood videos released by brave whistleblowers, I introduced H.R. 3215, the End Trafficking of the Terminated Unborn Act. This bill will prohibit any person from soliciting or knowingly acquiring human fetal tissue obtained pursuant to an induced abortion.

In addition, this legislation also removes the authority to fund research on fetal tissue obtained pursuant to an induced abortion. Our tax dollars are a sacred trust — and taxpayers should not have to fund research from morally questionable practices.

2. Ending Fetal Tissue Research at Colorado State University

Congressman Lamborn began an investigation of Colorado State University after leaked documents showed that Colorado State University had been actively purchasing fetal tissue from StemExpress, a well-known trafficker of aborted fetal tissue.

Through a series of letters, phone calls, and email correspondence, I was able to get CSU to admit the ethical concern associated with the practice and took the positive step of suspending its acquisition of fetal tissue from StemExpress or other vendors implicated in the Planned Parenthood investigations.

3. Investigating CU Anschutz Medical Campus

A deeper dive into NIH funded fetal tissue research grants by my legislative staff revealed that CU Anschutz, in addition to Colorado State University, was listed as one of the recipients of NIH funded fetal tissue research grants. Following an additional investigation into their practices, the University, in their initial response assured that the University had no record of fetal tissue purchases from StemExpress, or Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR).

Further investigations by outside pro-life advocates led the University to issue a correction, and CU reported ten previously unreported fetal tissue purchases from ABR. I have continued to urge the University to end this research, which so many Coloradans find morally and ethically wrong.

We must stand up to protect the most vulnerable among us, not treat them like spare parts for medical research. I appreciate the concerned Coloradoans who have contacted me about this important issue, and I pledge to continue to stand up for the rights of children as your Representative.

Congressman Doug Lamborn represents Colorado’s fifth district and is a member of the Pro-Life Caucus. He has a strong voting record in favor of pro-life values. For more information, please visit his website at lamborn.house.gov.

Rep. Doug Lamborn

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Republican Congressman for Colorado's 5th Congressional District. For regular email updates, sign-up at http://lamborn.house.gov

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