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Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers and SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser:
In 2012, Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers was elected Chair of the GOP Conference, making her the highest-ranking Republican woman in Congress. McMorris Rodgers was elected to the House in 2004 and had previously served as a State Representative in Washington where she was a champion for the unborn. She served five terms as a citizen legislator in Olympia, eventually being elected minority leader. Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers has continued her unending efforts to protect Life as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Cathy’s young son Cole has Down Syndrome, and he inspired her to start the first ever Down Syndrome Caucus in the House of Representatives to raise awareness about the blessings of children affected by the disease. She launched the caucus on Mother’s Day 2008. Considering that over 90% of unborn children diagnosed with Down Syndrome are aborted each year, Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her son Cole are a real beacon of Life, spreading the message that every child is a gift and blessing.
Rep. McMorris Rodgers defends Life after the March for Life:
In the past, Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers has co-sponsored the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act, the Weldon-Stupak Human Cloning Prohibition Act, and the Child Custody Protection Act. Cathy represents Washington's 5th Congressional district. She is currently Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues. She voted in favor of H.R. 1797, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, in June 2013.
She is married to Brian Rodgers and gave birth to her son, Cole, in early 2006. In 2010, McMorris Rodgers gave birth to Grace, becoming the first congresswoman to give birth twice while in office. She will break her own record soon, as Cathy and Brian are expecting their third child.
Rep. McMorris Rodgers speaks out against taxpayer-funded abortion: