When it really mattered, Lamborn hasn’t stood for the pro-life convictions he claims to have. He has broken his promises to defund Planned Parenthood and his commitment to protecting an unborn child’s right to life by voting for the Federal Omnibus Spending Bill, which continues funding for Planned Parenthood at $500 million. With the ability to reallocate funds, that’s enough money for the organization to fund hundreds of thousands of abortions, more than half a million.
With Lamborn’s claims of being a devout pro-life supporter, how could he vote for this bill?
Many are criticizing the GOP for not taking the time to actually read the 2,000-plus-page bill. Whether Lamborn fell into that camp or purposefully decided that other issues were more important than ending abortion, he failed his constituents. Other Republicans paid enough attention, actually reviewing the document, and saw that it was littered with issues that go against our conservative values.
Those individuals spoke out against the bill; they were not willing to sacrifice their convictions just to keep the government from temporarily shutting down. In a Twitter post, pro-life Rep. Diane Black of Tenn., said: “Republicans came to Congress to cut government spending. Instead, this bill increased spending and let Senate Democrats pick their priorities off the dinner menu.” Democrat priorities including the continued funding of Planned Parenthood at $500 million. Why didn’t Lamborn join these men and women fighting for our conservative values?
Pro-life leaders, such as Dr. James Dobson, also spoke out on the issue expressing deep disappointment in the Republican establishment. In a March 28, 2018 release, Dr. Dobson said: “In passing the very immoral Federal Omnibus spending bill, the Republican establishment in both the House and the Senate has betrayed those who put them in office in the first place.”
Dobson went on to say that there are several issues that conservatives should have with the bill; namely, the issue of Planned Parenthood continuing to receive taxpayer dollars despite promises to defund the abortion organization.
Lamborn is one of the elected officials in the Republican establishment who betrayed constituents. He led us to believe that he would fight to defund Planned Parenthood. In a 2017 letter to GOP leadership, Lamborn wrote: “… elective abortion, abortion providers, and health plans that include elective abortion should not be subsidized.” What happened to this stance? It’s one thing to write something; it’s another thing to put those words into action. Lamborn has not done that. When the rubber met the road, he did not vote to protect life. Don’t be fooled, Lamborn clearly has other priorities than defending the rights of the unborn. According to his actions, pro-life is clearly very secondary to his values than he’s led on.