Pro-Life

Congressman Lamborn’s legislative record reflects his unwavering dedication to protecting the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death, the terminally ill, and all whose lives are threatened by physician assisted suicide.  Congressman Lamborn has consistently sponsored or cosponsored pro-life bills since his election to Congress.  He strongly believes human life begins at fertilization.  Every human life has inherent value and dignity regardless of stage of development, race, age, gender, or ability.

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.

Consistently Protecting the Unborn:

In the U.S. House of Representatives:
Congressman Lamborn is a loud and active voice within the House to protect the unborn. In the last year alone, the Congressman has cosponsored and voted for 10 pro-life legislations in the House. Three recent cosponsorships include the Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act, the No Abortion Bonds Act, and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. These pieces of legislation serve to protect the unborn, close loopholes, and stop taxpayer money from going to abortion performing entities.

Congressman Lamborn's Support in the Senate:
In a proactive approach, Congressman Lamborn authored a letter supported by 69 House Colleagues, to key Senate leadership successfully urging them to prioritize pro-life protections in any health care legislation they pass. This letter proves the personal responsibility the Congressman feels to protecting the unborn.

READ: Denver Post Article: “Doug Lamborn, in letter to Senate GOP leaders, asks that “pro-life priorities” be included in health care bill

The Congressman's Work with the White House:
 The Congressman constantly advocates for the protection of unborn lives, and tirelessly works to ensure that all avenues are explored.  Thanks to letters by the Congressman and his fellow Members, the Trump Administration has announced proposed regulations regarding the Title X Family Planning funding stream.  These proposed regulations will ensure that funding for family planning services does not decrease, but that there is now a clear physical and financial separation between Title X recipients and abortion providers. Title X rules will now require the grantees to “comply with all state and local laws requiring notification or reporting of child abuse, child molestation, sexual abuse, rape, incest, intimate partner violence, or human trafficking.”  As a result of these changes, Title X rules will ensure that taxpayer money goes to family planning centers that are not in the abortion business.

Rep. Lamborn Rallies Outside the Supreme Court:
The Congressman believes a fundamental role in protecting the lives of the unborn is preserving the freedom of pregnancy medical centers.  These centers work to serve the babies, women, and families in our communities, and serve as a beacon of hope to those women facing unplanned pregnancies. Congressman Lamborn has consistently fought this issue even by taking it to the Supreme Court by speaking on behalf of those centers and their tremendous work.  The Congressman spoke on behalf of these centers as oral arguments began in NIFLA v. Beccerra, a case that pits pregnancy care centers against their values.

Addressing the Right to Life at the United Nations:
In July 2017, The United Nations Human Rights Committee (CCPR) released a document which would reinterpret international human rights treaties requiring nations to view abortion as a human right. General Comment No.36 would allow UN Committees to place considerable pressure on nations with respect to their abortion laws. Congressman Lamborn responded by joining a Congressional comment to the United Nations Human Rights Committee urging them to reconsider, and return to the original definition of human rights, which exclude abortion.

Consistently Protecting Life at Every Stage:

Stem Cell Research:
This is a strong political commitment for the Congressman during his time in the Colorado State Senate and now as a Representative for Colorado’s Fifth District. His most recent work in the House of Representatives was to provide support into the investigation and barring of federal dollars going to embryonic stem cells received from aborted fetuses.   He supports ethical stem cell research. 

Adoption:
The Congressman’s work to help preserve the family shows in his support of legislation that ensures support for those seeking adoption.  Congressman Lamborn voted in support for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which delivers tax relief to families and businesses across the country.  The Congressman wrote a letter to Chairman Brady ensuring that the adoption tax credit would remain in the bill to help promote and support adoptions.

 

The Terminally Ill & Elderly:
The Congressman is devoted to the protection of the lives of those elderly and terminally ill.  He stands strongly against the legalization of physician assisted suicide.  His support for the Right to Try Act helped send it to the President’s desk.  This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to exempt, from specified requirements and restrictions under that Act and other laws, the provision of certain unapproved, investigational drugs to a terminally ill patient who has exhausted approved treatment options and is unable to participate in a clinical trial involving the drugs.  The Congressman believes that terminally ill patients deserve respect and hope while battling their illnesses. 

The Congressman maintains a lifetime 100% score with national Right to Life and the Family Research Council.

 

Legislation Congressman Lamborn Supported:

H.R.490 Heartbeat Protection Act

H.Res.914 National Foster Care Month

H.R.2918 Patients First Act

H.R.1865 Allow Victims and States to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act

H.R.4131 No Abortion Bonds Act

H.Res.602 National Adoption Month Resolution

H.R.1192 Dismemberment Abortion Ban

H.R.4660 Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act

H.R.4712 Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

H.R.5006 Child Tax Credit for Pregnant Moms Acct

H.R.36 Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Sponsored Values Legislation

H.R.6086 Protecting Religious Expression Against Censorship and Harassment (PREACH) Act of 2016

H.R.3215 End Trafficking of the Terminated Unborn Act of 2015

H.Res.790 Expressing support for designation of July 2, as the "National Day of Personal Reflection and Repentance"

H. Res.564 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the symbols and traditions of Christmas should be protected for use by those who celebrate Christmas.

Cosponsored Values Legislation

H.R.4660 Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA)

H.R.36 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

H.R.2802 First Amendment Defense Act

H.R.3134 Defund Planned Parenthood Act

H.R.3504 Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

H.R.816 Life at Conception Act

H.R.217 Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act

 

More on Pro-Life

September 10, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Lamborn led a comment-letter signed by sixty-six Members of Congress, in support of the Trump Administration's policy proposal.
April 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C.  - On March 4th 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services revised its regulations of the Title X program requiring a clear physical and financial separation between Title X recipients and programs in which abortion counseling occours. Recently, Congressman Lamborn joined 152 of his colleagues standing with HHS and upholding America's longstanding tradition of not using taxpayer money to fund or otherwise subsidize abortion.

Congressman Lamborn (CO-05) issued the following statement:

February 22, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, the Department of Health and Human Services announced the implementation of the Final Rule titled "Compliance with Statutory Program Integrity Requirements," regulating the Title X Family Planning Program. The rule returns the program to the original intent of the program, which precludes Title X grants from being awarded to given entities that promote or provide abortion as a method of family planning.

Congressman Lamborn issued the following statement:

January 21, 2019 Editorial
When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took the gavel as Speaker of the House, she said "I now call the House to order on behalf of all of America's children." No one can argue with that as far as it goes. However, the deep irony of those words is that later the same day, she tried to use the hard-earned money of taxpayers to end the lives of unborn children overseas.