DENVER (CBS4)– The family of Michelle Watkins, who was attacked and her unborn baby cut out of her body, has returned a donation from a state lawmaker after he made controversial comments.

The $1,000 donation has been returned to Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt, a Republican representing Colorado Springs.

Klingenschmitt has garnered a lot of attention for comments he made on his daily show that the attack was punishment for legalized abortions.

Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt, R-Colorado Springs on Thursday (credit: CBS)

Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt, R-Colorado Springs on Thursday (credit: CBS)

“This is the curse of God upon America for our sin of not protecting innocent children in the womb,” Klingenschmitt said on his show.

Klingenschmitt was referring to the incident where Michelle Wilkins, 26, answered a Craigslist ad for baby clothes allegedly placed by Dynel Lane. Lane, 34, is accused of stabbing Wilkins and removing her baby.

Michelle Wilkins (credit: Michelle Wilkins' Family)

Michelle Wilkins (credit: Michelle Wilkins’ Family)

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Klingenschmitt is also a minister.

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Klingenschmitt also spoke out defending his comments.

“When I’m here in the Legislature I just have a different job and I’m not going to disavow what I do on Sunday, but it’s not what I do here in the Legislature Monday through Friday,” Klingenschmitt said.

Klingenschmitt says he has no plans to apologize for comments he made as a minister.

Additional Resources

Contributions to Wilkins’ recovery can be made through the GoFundMe account or sent directly to the following address:

The Michelle Wilkins Trust Fund
c/o The Kapsak Law Firm, LLC
1610 Hover St. Suite 203
Longmont, CO 80501