Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., is demanding that Colorado State University "commit to no longer using aborted babies' body parts in research" in wake of the allegations that Planned Parenthood is harvesting aborted body parts for profit.
Lamborn wrote a letter to Tony Frank, president of Colorado State University, last week on "the allegations against Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Colorado State University's use of fetal cells in federally funded research."
Frank wrote back to say he does not think the university has violated federal or state law, and said CSU abides by federal regulations when acquiring human tissue samples. Officials also regularly review the school's one research program involving human fetal tissue, which is an NIH-funded investigation into an HIV/AIDS cure. The school obtains the tissue involved in this research legally and the school also does not use entire organs or body parts, Frank said.
However, Lamborn is demanding that Frank ban using any samples from aborted fetuses.