Federal - HR 563

Protecting Life and Integrity in Research Act of 2021


January 28, 2021



H.R. 563, The Protecting Life and Integrity in Research Act of 2021, has been introduced by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO). This bill would prohibit federal research on human fetal tissue obtained from an induced abortion.

A companion bill in the Senate, S. 77, has been introduced by Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS). 

These bills would prohibit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (which oversees the National Institutes of Health) from using your tax money to fund research projects using and exploiting the remains of a child killed by abortion.

National Right to Life strongly supports H.R. 563 and S. 77.




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Co-Sponsors 61

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  • Sept. 13, 2022 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Gooden, Lance (R-Texas)
  • Dec. 7, 2021 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Donalds, (R-Fla.)
  • Oct. 19, 2021 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Clyde, (R-Ga.)
  • May 12, 2021 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Hudson, (R-N.C.)
  • April 15, 2021 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Fischbach, (R-Minn.)
  • March 11, 2021 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Keller, (R-Pa.)
  • March 9, 2021 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Cline, (R-Va.)Greene, (R-Ga.)Wenstrup, (R-Ohio)
  • Jan. 28, 2021 — Original cosponsor(s): 52

    Allen, (R-Ga.)Guest, (R-Miss.)Moore, (R-Ala.)
    Arrington, (R-Texas)Harris, A. (R-Md.)Norman, (R-S.C.)
    Babin, (R-Texas)Herrell, (R-N.M.)Palazzo, (R-Miss.)
    Banks, (R-Ind.)Jackson, (R-Texas)Posey, (R-Fla.)
    Biggs, (R-Ariz.)Johnson, M. (R-La.)Rogers, H. (R-Ky.)
    Boebert, (R-Colo.)Jordan, (R-Ohio)Rose, (R-Tenn.)
    Budd, (R-N.C.)Joyce, (R-Pa.)Rosendale, (R-Mont.)
    Carl, (R-Ala.)Kelly, M. (R-Pa.)Roy, (R-Texas)
    Chabot, (R-Ohio)Kelly, T. (R-Miss.)Sessions, (R-Texas)
    Duncan, Jeff (R-S.C.)Kustoff, (R-Tenn.)Smith, C. (R-N.J.)
    Dunn, (R-Fla.)LaMalfa, (R-Calif.)Stauber, (R-Minn.)
    Feenstra, (R-Iowa)Lamborn, (R-Colo.)Steube, (R-Fla.)
    Fortenberry, (R-Neb.)Latta, (R-Ohio)Tiffany, (R-Wis.)
    Gaetz, (R-Fla.)LaTurner, (R-Kan.)Waltz, (R-Fla.)
    Gibbs, (R-Ohio)Lesko, (R-Ariz.)Weber, (R-Texas)
    Good, (R-Va.)Loudermilk, (R-Ga.)Wright, (R-Texas)
    Graves, G. (R-La.)Miller, (R-Ill.)
    Grothman, (R-Wis.)Mooney, (R-W.Va.)
  • Jan. 28, 2021 — Read twice and referred to: House Energy and Commerce.Congressional Record p. H244