Harold Volkmer, former Missouri State legislator and U.S. Congressman died on Saturday, April 16, 2011. Representative Volkmer was a gifted pro-life leader both in the state legislature and the U.S. Congress.
“Missouri Right to Life mourns the death of former Rep. Harold Volkmer of Hannibal,” said Pam Fichter, President of Missouri Right to Life. “Rep. Volkmer was a staunch promoter of the right to life in the halls of Congress. By his hard work and advocacy among his colleagues, he always brought in additional votes to augment his own for the pro-life cause on the floor of the House. Our condolences go to his family and friends,” continued Fichter.
Missouri Right to Life and The National Right to Life Committee, worked closely with Harold Volkmer especially in the last years of his service. A number of serious legislative attempts were made to promote abortion in the early to mid-90s. “Harold Volkmer was a leading congressional champion of the right to life of unborn children for many years. He was determined and fearless — defying leaders of his political party, including a president, when necessary to protect the unborn,” said Douglas Johnson, Legislative Director for National Right to Life.