Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas appeared on Breitbart this morning to discuss recent efforts to restrict abortion rights and to advocate for the anti-choice “heartbeat bill,” which according to its creator, Janet Porter, is designed to eventually outlaw abortions “before the mother even knows she’s pregnant.”
Gohmert talked with “Breitbart News Daily” host Alex Marlow about the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” which passed the House of Representative on party lines yesterday. The bill would criminalize abortions performed beyond the 20-week mark, except in instances of rape or incest and when the pregnant woman’s life in danger.
After updating Marlow on the House’s passage of the bill, Gohmert advocated for Porter’s “heartbeat bill,” which would criminalize abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.
“Even though it doesn’t have an exception for rape or incest, the thing is you’ve got about six weeks and you know when you’re pregnant within six weeks,” Gohmert said, “so even for them, there’s a way out.”
Later in the interview, Gohmert compared abortion to child sacrifice.
“I remember reading in the Bible, early on, about sacrificing kids for idols,” Gohmert recalled. “And I thought, ‘Gosh, thank goodness we live in a day where that never happens,’ that people would never be that callous.”
“And then you realize, ‘Wait, that’s what we’re doing with abortions.’ We’re sacrificing kids for the idol of self-centeredness,” Gohmert said.