By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative/PAC Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
The youngest Republican woman to be elected to Congress in 2020 credits her mother with saving her life.
Pro-life Florida Congresswoman-elect Kat Cammack (R-03), 32, told Fox News that doctors recommended abortion when her mother Ginny was pregnant with her. Even her own grandmother pushed for abortion.
Ginny had experienced a stroke when she was pregnant with Kat’s sister at age 27, and physicians feared she would not survive a subsequent pregnancy. However, six years later, she was able to experience a healthy pregnancy and give birth to a healthy daughter in Kat.
As Cammack told Fox, “My mom chose life, which was very difficult for my family. For her to make that choice against the advice of her doctors and against the urging of her own family, that’s pretty powerful. So for me, that’s why I am personally pro-life.”
As a newly-elected member of a Congress with a strong incoming pro-life female class of at least 17, Cammack plans to vote to defend the rights of preborn babies and for the protection of their mothers from the harm of abortion.
As Fox News reported, Cammack hopes to encourage other women to choose life for their unborn babies. She also plans to share her personal pro-life story on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Cammack, a former aide to Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL), will be replacing her former employer in Congress. She beat the odds by winning a 10-way primary in the Gainesville area on a pro-life platform.
Speaking of the other incoming pro-life female lawmakers, Cammack told Fox News, “We have incredible women that are powerhouses in their own right…whether we were in Congress together or not I would want to be friends with them.”