Gohmert’s Statement on the 2017 March for Life
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today displaying his fervent support for the March for Life, an annual rally of prolife supporters in Washington, D.C., and his continued promise to fight for the rights of the innocent unborn:
“It is so very encouraging to see this country’s leaders take a stand today and speak up for the lives of every voiceless, unborn child. The horrific abortion practices carried out in this country and around the world, for that matter, have tragically claimed thousands upon thousands of innocent lives annually. That reality is truly devastating.”
“Those standing for life today in the streets of Washington, D.C. are true heroes. How very refreshing to see our current Vice President Mike Pence lend his meaningful voice to the movement today. The tireless work of those peacefully marching – with the purpose of safeguarding the lives of the unborn – is truly appreciated.”
“Every single child deserves a voice. Each tiny heartbeat gaining more strength in utero day by day deserves a chance at life. It has been my promise to the First District of Texas, since assuming office, to stand in the gap and fight for the rights of those being knit together in their mother’s womb, and I will surely continue to do so as long as East Texans allow me to be their servant.”
Congressman Gohmert is the Chairman of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, he was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas and was appointed by then Texas Governor Rick Perry to complete a term as Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals.