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Congressman Gohmert’s Remarks on the 43rd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

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Washington, January 22, 2016 | comments

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade:

“Every year on January 22nd, thousands of passionate Americans travel to Washington, D.C. to speak for the unborn in a true March for Life. These concerned Americans walk in the cold and brave harsh weather conditions – to stand up for the defenseless. They are advocates for innumerable precious little lives across the country.”

“Tragically there are 1.21 million babies aborted in the United States each year. Abortion not only ends a beating heart, it deeply wounds the mother in the process. It is apparent that pro-life and pro-women interests go hand-in-hand.”

“Each and every life deserves a chance to breathe for the first time – that is simply humane. To scramble a child’s brain or stop a beating heart is repugnant and should be abhorrent to anyone who gets beyond the political realm and contemplates the beautiful life at stake. It is my commitment to the First District of Texas to steadfastly  support, stand and advocate for legislation to defend the voiceless, most innocent and helpless among us. Every priceless life, born or unborn, is a gift from our Creator.”

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.

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