Gohmert Introduces The Parental Notification And Intervention Act

Jun 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: News Flashes

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Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is a stalwart among social conservatives in Congress.

Legislation prohibits abortions on minors if parents have not been notified

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding his introduction of the Parental Notification and Intervention Act (H.R. 2956) which would prohibit performing an abortion on anyone under the age of 18 unless the minor’s parents have been notified:

“Traditionally most Americans have done all they can to protect the innocent among us. That has been an important part of my life’s work as well. So, it should come as no surprise that I have been and am pushing for legislation that promises to protect our most vulnerable in society – unborn children.”

“It is ultimately imperative that a caring parent, with the child’s best interest at heart, should be a part of a decision-making process of this magnitude. It is simply astounding that a child cannot consent to have ears pierced or to take an aspirin without parental consent; however, in some states that very child can have a devastating, life altering and life-ending abortion procedure without any input or guidance from her parents and/or guardians.”

“Sadly, without a federal law in place, even in states with parental notification laws, parental guidance is taken out of the equation. This should not be the case. An important governmental role is to protect the lives of those who are unable to protect themselves.”

“Parents should have the legal right to stop an abortion from being performed on their minor daughter. This legislation, with the limited exception being the safety of the minor, will give back to the parents of minors their rightful voice in a decision that ultimately will forever alter a child’s life.”

Read the text of the bill, here.

Congressman Gohmert is the Vice Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee 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.

Read the text of the bill, here.


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