Wed. Feb 28th, 2024
Several thousand Americans marched in Washington DC today (Monday) in support of life following last year’s decision to overturn ROE v WADE.
In honor of their march, Missouri & Lake Area Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer is reintroducing his “Protecting Life and Integrity in Research Act” which targets the practice of trafficking infant body parts for profit.
In a statement, Luetkemeyer says we “celebrate that the federal government no longer protects the indiscriminate destruction of life and at the same time, we understand that many American lives are still in jeopardy as policy changes are needed to ensure the government is not involved in or incentivizing abortion.”
Luetkemeyer says this bill ensures taxpayers never have to foot the bill for the endangerment of human life.
Today, as thousands of Americans marched in Washington in support of life, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) reintroduced the Protecting Life and Integrity in Research Act which targets the practice of trafficking infant body parts for profit and ensures taxpayers never have to foot the bill for the endangerment of human life.
“50 years ago the Supreme Court made its tragic decision in Roe v. Wade. In the decades that followed tens of millions of children were lost to abortion. One of the most inspiring days of every year is when thousands of Americans march in the nation’s capital in defense of those unborn Americans who cannot yet defend themselves. After the overturning of Roe v. Wade in June, this year’s march is one of celebration. We celebrate that the federal government no longer protects the indiscriminate destruction of life. At the same time, we understand that many American lives are still in jeopardy and policy changes are needed to ensure the government is not involved in or incentivizing abortion.
Today is the perfect day for me to re-introduce my bill, the Protecting Life and Integrity in Research Act. The sad truth is even after the overturn of Roe v. Wade, abortion providers are selling fetal tissue obtained from induced abortions for profit. My bill ensures taxpayer dollars will never fund nor support such a horrific practice.”
This bill will prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services, who authorizes National Institutes of Health research, from conducting or supporting any research involving human fetal tissue that is obtained pursuant to an induced abortion. This prohibition will not prevent research on stillbirth and miscarriage tissue.
The United States has a long history of unethical experiments in the name of medical research involving human test subjects, aborted but still-living ex-utero infants, and more recently aborted fetal body parts commonly referred to as fetal tissue. These practices are highly unethical and quite often paid for with taxpayer funds. Planned Parenthood officials have admittedly changed abortion procedures to procure intact fetal baby parts for sale. These aborted baby parts are then purchased by tissue procurement business and sold “on demand” to researchers, some of which are federally funded. This disturbing business model has allowed abortion providers to profit from federally funded research.
Pro-Life groups supporting the legislation are the Susan B. Anthony List, March for Life Action, Family Research Council, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Eagle Forum.