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Speaker of the House, Mike Johnson. Photo: C-Span Video.

New House speaker gets high marks for commitment to prolife movement

Conservative and prolife leaders are praising the election of Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., as speaker of the House. “It is the honor of a lifetime to have been elected the 56th speaker of the house,” he said.

Johnson expressed gratitude to his “colleagues, friends, staff and family for the unmatched support throughout this process. It has been an arduous few weeks and a reminder that the House is as complicated and diverse as the people we represent. The urgency of this moment demands bold, decisive action to restore trust, advance our legislative priorities and demonstrate good governance. Our House Republican conference is united and eager to work.”

Johnson, a conservative Baptist who has served in Congress since 2017, vowed to “ensure the House delivers results and inspires change for the American people” and to “restore trust in this body.”

Tony Perkins, a fellow Baptist from Louisiana and head of the Family Research Council, posted on social media that Johnson has been a friend for a long time. “I believe God has answered our prayers with his election,” Perkins wrote. “Mike will be the America first speaker we need and will lead with spiritual insight and political courage.”

Johnson’s election received a warm reception from prominent pro-life leaders. Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life advocacy group Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, released a statement praising Johnson as “a longtime defender of constitutional principles, chief among them the right to life” who has “boldly championed life as an activist, litigator, state legislator and as a member of Congress.”

National Right to Life President Carol Tobias offered a similar analysis, identifying Johnson as a lawmaker who “will make the right to life and protecting women and their unborn children a priority in Congress.”

The Louisiana chapter of National Right to Life cheered the election of “a strong ally of the pro-life movement” to the top job in the House, adding, “Speaker Johnson will be a proudly pro-life speaker of the house who will protect babies and help moms.”

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice

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