During a Friday appearance on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle,” Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) talked about the Supreme Court’s historic abortion decision, and her personal connection to it.
In a historic ruling on Friday morning, the Supreme Court handed down a decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization which overturned abortion precedents in both Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The 6-3 ruling upheld a Mississippi law banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, though only five justices actually voted to overturn Roe. The sixth, Chief Justice John Roberts, issued a concurring decision which stated that he would have only upheld the state’s abortion ban, not overturned Roe.
Thanks to this Supreme Court decision, the issue of abortion has now been returned to the states, several of which are poised to severely restrict the procedure. States that already have some sort of ban on abortion written into law include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Four states are also expected to soon pass abortion bans — Florida, Indiana, Montana, and Nebraska.
Speaking with Fox News host Laura Ingraham, Cammack celebrated this historic victory, and discussed her personal connection to the major decision.
Cammack’s mother, Ginny, suffered a stroke at the age of 27 while pregnant with her older sister, and faced a long and difficult recovery while learning to walk again. After that, doctors warned her that she would not survive another pregnancy.
When Ginny got pregnant with Cammack six years later, doctors recommended that she get an abortion because the pregnancy was dangerous and she was putting her life at risk. Cammack’s grandmother even begged her mother to abort her, she said. But her mom chose life, and her pregnancy, miraculously, ended up being a healthy one.
“This has been an incredible day, one that we’ve talked about for so long,” the congresswoman began. “I say to so many people that the pro-life movement is so important to me, not only for my personal story and that of my family, but because the pro-life movement, the pro-life generation that I represent, we’re here today and we believe in this movement in large part because of science.”
While the left continues to claim that the pro-life movement is based on religious zealotry, Cammack points out that this decision represents the law finally catching up to “the science.” Many pro-life advocates base their position on the fact that life begins at conception, and point out that abortion is ending a human life.
“The law has finally caught up to the science, and today was a momentous day, an incredible victory for the sanctity of life, but also the sanctity of our Constitution,” Cammack said.
She went on to discuss how much hard work and dedication that pro-life advocates have put in over the past few decades to making this decision happen, and noted that they are finally seeing the results of their advocacy.
“I know so many people, so many advocates across this country are sleeping soundly, knowing that their years of hard work and prayer and every effort that they have given to this cause will continue to save lives and provide a better voice, a louder voice for Americans all across this country and communities as this issue returns to the states,” Cammack said.