Social & Traditional Values
Our country has been blessed with greatness because it was founded upon sound principles by people of strong moral character. If we as a nation are to continue to progress, we cannot allow our fundamental values to erode. Congressman Lamborn is committed to protecting human life at all stages, defending religious freedom, keeping our children safe, and providing tax incentives to strengthen American families.
Human life begins at fertilization. Each human life has inherent value and dignity regardless of stage of development, race, age, gender, or ability. Congressman Lamborn’s legislative record reflects his unwavering dedication to protecting the sanctity of human life from the unborn to the elderly, the terminally ill, and all whose lives are threatened by euthanasia.
Congressman Lamborn has sponsored or cosponsored over 50 pro-life bills since his election to Congress. In 2011, he cosponsored and voted for the House-passed “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” a bill that would establish a government-wide prohibition on taxpayer funding for abortion, and the “Protect Life Act,” another great piece of legislation that would prohibit funding for abortion or abortion coverage under Obamacare.
A member of the Constitution Caucus, Congressman Lamborn believes that the Constitution specifically protects the freedom of American citizens to openly practice and celebrate religion. The purpose of the Constitution and First Amendment was not to defend government from religion, but rather to defend religion from interference by government. As an example, in 2011, Congressman Lamborn introduced a Christmas Resolution to recognize and support the importance of the symbols and traditions of Christmas for those who celebrate Christmas and to disapprove of attempts to ban references to Christmas in civic dialogue. Eighty of his colleagues joined him in support of this bipartisan Resolution. He has signed onto numerous pieces of legislation and letters protecting religious freedoms and the rights of conscience.
To further his efforts to protect our core conservative family values, Congressman Lamborn is an active member of the Republican Study Committee, a Congressional organization committed to conservative principles in government.
Additionally, Congressman Lamborn is an active member of the Values Action Team and the Pro-Life Caucus. Through these organizations he legislatively promotes the protection of life, advances pro-family tax bills (such as marriage tax penalty relief, death tax elimination, education savings accounts, adoption tax credit, parent tax credit), fights to improve our education system through school choice, advocates prohibition of Internet child pornography, and seeks harsher penalties for child predators.
Embryonic Stem Cell Research
I cosponsored the Patients First Act, H.R. 877, in the 111th Congress. The bill would intensify research and human clinical trials using stem cells that are ethically obtained and that show evidence of providing near-term clinical benefit for human patients. Additionally, the legislation would promote the creation of pluripotent stem cell lines without the creation, destruction, or discarding of human embryos.
Stem cell science is not controversial – killing embryos is. Stem cells are derived from many different sources in the human body and most of these are not controversial. Only stem cells that require the destruction of a human embryo are objectionable.
Adult stem cells have successfully treated over 70 diseases and disabilities, compared to zero published successes in human patients with embryonic stem cells.
|From National Day of Prayer Press Conference|