Kat Cammack, one of more than a dozen pro-life women elected to Congress in November, might never have been born if her mother had listened to her doctors.
This week, the congresswoman-elect told Fox News that her mother chose life for her against the advice of both her doctors and her family. She promised that she will fight for unborn babies in the U.S. House just as her mother fought for her life 32 years ago.
“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,” Cammack said.
In November, voters elected her to represent the Third Congressional District of Florida. The 32-year-old will be the youngest Republican woman in the U.S. House when she takes office.
On Fox News, Cammack shared about the hardships that her family has overcome, starting before she was born.
Her mother, Ginny, had a stroke when she was 27 years old and pregnant with her sister, and had to relearn how to walk, she said. Because of the stroke, Cammack said her mother’s doctors advised her against having another baby.
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So when her mom, Ginny, got pregnant six years later with Cammack, doctors recommended an abortion because she was putting her life at risk. Cammack’s grandmother also begged her mom to abort her, she said.
“My mom chose life, which was very difficult for my family,” Cammack, 32, said in an interview with Fox News, noting that her single mom beat the odds with a healthy pregnancy and birth.
Cammack and her mother overcame more hardships years later when they lost their business and later their family ranch and spent several months homeless, according to the report. But through hard work and perseverance, they overcame each challenge.
“Only in America and a free constitutional republic can you go from homeless to the House of Representatives in less than a decade,” she said. “That’s only possible in America.”
Cammack said her mother is really proud of her achievements, which were possible because she chose life and refused to give up hope.
After she takes office in January, Cammack said she hopes to share her story on the House floor and encourage other mothers to choose life for their babies.
She said she also wants to challenge pro-abortion lawmakers who refuse to recognize the value of every human life.
“We’ll classify bacteria on Mars as life but we won’t classify a heartbeat in the womb as life,” Cammack said. “Or if you look at the [Justice Department], if a pregnant woman is murdered, it’s a double homicide. But if the woman chooses to terminate that pregnancy, it’s not. It’s very hypocritical from the government standpoint. As a federal representative coming in, I want to address that hypocrisy in our government.”
The Florida Republican is one of 17 pro-life women who were elected to the U.S. House and Senate in November.