Rep. Kat Cammack (R-Fla.) said in an interview with EWTN Pro-Life Weekly her mother’s courageous decision to choose life instead of an abortion is a message more women need to hear.
Her mother, Ginny, was at risk during the pregnancy and doctors recommended an abortion after she had a stroke at 27 while pregnant with Cammack’s older sister.
“The pressure and stress that my mom was under, the fear of the unknown, really—can you imagine waking up every day and your doctors have told you that you’re not going to survive this pregnancy, and you’re making that conscious choice of ‘I’m keeping this baby, I’m doing this,’ and you could very well die,” she said.
Her mother persevered against the odds.
“She had something inside of her that told her that everything was going to be okay,” Cammack, 32, said of her mother. “And that, to me, is the most powerful, impactful thing that really has shaped my views on this.”
She hopes her mom’s story will help other women going through the same situation.
Cammack’s political journey started after Obama’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) took away her family’s cattle ranch out West. She then made the life decision to get involved in politics rather than take over the family business. Cammack defeated Democrat Adam Christensen and will be sworn in as one of at least 17 new conservative female members of the House of Representatives. She’s the youngest Republican woman elected to Congress.
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-By Corine Gatti-Santillo