CSU official denies the University purchased baby parts for research

Sarah Jane Kyle, The Coloradoan

Despite allegations it purchased aborted babies' body parts, Colorado State University officials told the Coloradoan this week that is "just not true."

CSU was targeted by social media posts and U.S. Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado) following the release of videos by the Center for Medical Progress, a nonprofit group dedicated to monitoring and reporting on medical ethics and advances. One such video, published on YouTube on Wednesday, claims to depict a Planned Parenthood executive discussing the sale of "intact" fetal tissue with undercover investigators.

"I was shocked by the allegation, following the publication of videos and other documents released by the Center for Medical Progress, that, on January 10, 2013, Colorado State University purchased, directly or indirectly from the California affiliate ofPlanned Parenthood Federation of America, aborted babies' body parts for experimentation or other purposes," Lamborn wrote to CSU President Tony Frank on July 17.

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