Florida Rep-Elect Kat Cammack Shares Her Personal Abortion Story: ‘My Mom Chose Life’

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Rep-elected Kat Cammackyoungest GOP deputy elected this year, said she plans to fight for the rights of unborn babies – just like her mother fought to keep her.

Cammack, newly elected to represent Florida‘s 3rd Congressional District, said her mother suffered a stroke at age 27 while pregnant with her sister and faced a long recovery after learning to walk again. Doctors warned she would not survive another pregnancy.

So when his mother, Ginny, became pregnant six years later with Cammack, doctors recommended an abortion because it was life-threatening. Cammack’s grandmother also begged her mother to abort him, she said.

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“My mother chose life, which was very difficult for my family, Cammack, 32, said in an interview with Fox News, noting that her single mother beat all predictions with a pregnancy and childbirth in healthy.

“For her to make this choice against the advice of her doctors and against the insistence of her own family is quite powerful. So for me, that’s why I am personally pro-life.”

Cammack says abortion should only be allowed in extreme cases in the first trimester, such as rape or incest reported to law enforcement, and for the life of the mother. Yet she hopes that women in these circumstances will not abort their babies, as her mother chose not to.

Cammack is a former congressional aide who will succeed her boss, Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla. She won a 10-vote primary in the red district of Gainesville running as a pro-gun, pro-law enforcement, pro-Trump and pro-life constitutional conservative.

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She intends to use her office platform to encourage other women to choose life. She will share her personal story in a speech in the House at some point and denounce the “hypocrisy” of the government.

“We will 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 DOJ [Justice Department], if a pregnant woman is murdered, it is a double homicide. But if the woman chooses to terminate this pregnancy, this is not the case. This is very hypocritical from the government’s point of view. As an incoming federal representative, I want to expose this hypocrisy in our government. »

Representative-elect Kat Cammack, R-Fla., is in Washington for new member orientation. (Marisa Schultz/Fox News)

She is backed by a record number of like-minded Republican women. The camaraderie and energy among the 18 new GOP congresswomen showed up in matters big and small. When Cammack’s curling iron broke in Washington, D.C., during freshman orientation, she was having a group chat with some new friends who could lend her one in a pinch.

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“We have amazing women who are powerhouses in their own right…whether we’re in Congress together or not, I want to be friends with them,” she said.

A personal tragedy caused Cammack to take an interest in conservative politics.

Her grandmother and mother owned a commercial sandblasting business in Colorado, and she intended to be a third-generation sandblaster. But the business struggled, and then they lost the small cattle ranch where the family lived in Colorado, she said. Cammack and her mother lived in an extended-stay motel for four months, she said, for $127 a week.

Cammack blames the federal Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) which was designed to prevent foreclosures for the loss of their ranch. The experience sparked his political career.

“In 2011, we lost our cattle ranch to an Obama-era housing program,” Cammack said. “[That] was a surreal experience of being homeless. You never imagine yourself landing there, but we and 7 million other people lost our homes to this program, and as the days went by I was getting angrier and angrier at the big government.”

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Cammack was friends with Yoho’s nephew and welcomed the opportunity to work for his congressional campaign. She packed up in Colorado and traveled across the country for Yoho’s first campaign, then joined Yoho’s congressional staff as deputy chief of staff. She later started her own political and media consulting business and married her husband, Matt, a SWAT medic.

Along the way, she said she saved money for a down payment on a house and moved her mother from Colorado to Florida. Cammack has tears in his eyes talking about how his mother was able to cherish his success.

“She’s really proud,” Cammack said, wiping away tears.

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“Only in America, and in a free constitutional republic, can you go from homelessness to the House of Representatives in less than a decade,” she added. “It’s only possible in America.”

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