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Luetkemeyer Reintroduces the Protecting Life and Integrity in Research Act

Washington, January 15, 2019

Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) reintroduced the Protecting Life and Integrity in Research Act today.

“The fact that an organization has profited from the sale of infant body parts is deeply disturbing and absolutely disgraceful. As a Congressman, it is my responsibility to protect the most vulnerable among us and to be a good steward of taxpayer dollars,” said Congressman Luetkemeyer. “My bill ensures taxpayer funded research will never be used for the horrific practice of trafficking infant body parts for profit and the endangerment of human life.”

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.

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