Gohmert: Force women to give birth to fetuses with ‘no brain activity’

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Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert (R) on Thursday told a woman that she wrong to have an abortion after it was discovered late during her pregnancy that her fetus had no brain function.


At a House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice hearing to push for a 20-week abortion ban, Christy Zink testified that the bill would have required her “to carry to term and give birth to a baby whom the doctors concurred had no chance of a life and would have experienced near-constant pain.”

“Being there in a neonatal ICU, I did see that there was one child there that was missing parts including a spine,” Gohmert said, recalling the birth of his daughter. “And the parents ended up, when it was clear that there was no brain activity whatsoever, there was decisions that they had to make at that point.”

“Ms. Zink, having my great sympathy and empathy both, I still come back wondering, shouldn’t we wait, like that couple did, and see if the child can survive before we decide to rip him apart?” he asked. “So, these are ethical issues, they’re moral issues, they’re difficult issues, and the parents should certainly be consulted.”

Written By: David Edwards
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  1. Man oh man, I weep for those harmed by this vile man’s rhetoric and yet as he speaks the population of evangelical Christians rises to support such idiocy. Why are Western women so willing to be mesmerized and manipulated by such terrible ideas?

  2. So, Gohmert is basically saying, “If my mom had aborted me when she found out I had only half a functioning brain, Texas would have been without a Republican Congressman! The horror! All anencephalics should have the chance to contribute to society, no matter how much they or anyone else has to suffer!”

    That this man is an evil moron is patently obvious, but more disturbing is the fact that apparently enough Texans support his views that they voted him into Congress. I know this is stereotyping of Southerners, but – WTF?!?! – how many generations of inbreeding did it take to get to this point?

  3. What a complete and utter f***wit. This guy has no “morality”. He’s a sadist. He is evil. As long as someone else is suffering and not him, he does not give a sh1t.

    If he could experience pregnancy, and then understand and come to terms with the fact that your foetus, your never-will-be-a-child, has no brain and cannot survive outside the womb for five minutes, then and only then is this moron remotely qualified to have an opinion.

  4. Yes, this really is what we are up against in the U.S. Congress. Fortunately, there are only a small number this bad, but they do have enough power to stop rational people from doing something constructive.

  5. Gohmert is right, they are ethical issues; they are moral issues. Since he has neither morals or ethics, he should shut up. Or at least get off the post he has been stuck on, go down the yellowbrick road, and ask the wizard for a brain.

  6. OK, let’s be honest. I do not believe the guy “wants” the baby to have pain and suffering, nor do I believe he “wants” the parents to be burdened indefinitely with the cost of all their family time (including other siblings) and possibly even becoming eventually a ward of the state if the parents did give up. It is really because he believes there is a soul and that it would be destroying a human life. The net effect is an inordinate amount of pain and suffering that should be the choice of the mother to abort, and if not abort, the family must decide if they are willing regardless of the consequences. For those that believe there is a soul, then would it not also be true that if it is aborted that the soul will still exist and not be burdened to a body that cannot function or even live without special support? Not only do the parents have to deal with the loss of a baby, but they must also deal with people who want to make the decision to abort for them, in this case an easy decision. If you want to believe there is a soul, then let that soul move on to wherever you believe they move on to.

    • In reply to #15 by AfraidToDie:

      OK, let’s be honest. I do not believe the guy “wants” the baby to have pain and suffering, nor do I believe he “wants” the parents to be burdened indefinitely with the cost of all their family time (including other siblings) and possibly even becoming eventually a ward of the state if the parents di…

      If people who believe in souls want to instruct their fellow-believers not to have abortions, and their fellow-believers freely choose to follow those instructions, without coercion, that is absolutely fine by me.

      However, they have no right to impose their irrational fears and beliefs on me, and no legislation should support what is, ultimately, any position based on faith.

  7. Proof that man can exist without a brain?Congressman Gohmert!And that is not all he lacks.Compassion,empathy?Nope.Certainly “the love of god passeth all understanding”

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