Congressman Robert Pittenger

Representing the 9th District of North Carolina
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Pittenger congratulates NC Senate on ban of fetal tissue sales

Sep 24, 2015
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONGRESSMAN PITTENGER:  NORTH CAROLINA SENATE JOINS NATIONAL EFFORT TO BLOCK SALE OF BABY BODY PARTS

 

WASHINGTON – This morning, the North Carolina Senate approved legislation banning the sale of baby body parts, and prohibiting the state from contracting with abortion providers for pregnancy prevention or family planning services.

Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09), who led pro-life efforts as a Member of the North Carolina Senate from 2003-2008, released this statement:

“What have we become as a nation that such a law should be necessary?  Yet recent videos demonstrate that some have no respect for the sanctity of life.  Thank you to the North Carolina Senate for joining the United States House of Representatives in standing up to Planned Parenthood and those who believe it right to sell a little baby’s body parts.”

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Defund Planned Parenthood Act (H.R. 3134), which Congressman Pittenger co-sponsored with Congresswoman Diane Black.  The U.S. House also passed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 3504), which Congressman Pittenger co-sponsored with Congressman Trent Franks.

While serving in the North Carolina Senate, Congressman Pittenger was awarded “Statesman of the Year” by North Carolina Right to Life.  He has continued his pro-life leadership in Congress as a Member of the Steering Committee of the influential Republican Study Committee. 

 

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