Congressman Mike Johnson recently corrected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi when she falsely claimed that guns kill more children than anything else in America.
Johnson, R-Louisiana, spoke on the House floor, telling the Democrat leader that abortion violence is the number one killer of children today.
“Speaker Pelosi just lectured us,” Johnson said. “She said guns are the No. 1 killer of children in America. That is not true. Abortion violence remains the number 1 killer of children in America today.”
Abortions kill nearly 1 million unborn babies yearly, and more than 63 million unborn babies have died in abortions since 1973.
Pelosi made the erroneous remark Friday as the U.S. House debated a new gun control law in response to a Texas school shooting that killed 19 children and two adults in May.
After speaking on the Todd Starnes Show, Johnson emphasized that violence against born or unborn children is always tragic.
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“…the tragedies of school shootings can never be overstated,” he said. ‘I am a father. I have four children. This worries me greatly because so is everyone.”
But Pelosi and other pro-abortion Democratic lawmakers refuse to recognize that abortion is violence against children that must end.
On Friday, shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court overthrew Roe v. Wade, Pelosi criticized Republicans for allegedly refusing to protect children from violence as some lawmakers oppose the gun control bill.
“And she sShe leading cause of death of American children is gun violence. And we have to protect the lives of children,” Johnson told Starnes. “It was just the irony that it was so thick you couldn’t cut it with a knife.”
Johnson said he corrected Pelosi a few minutes later, reminding her that abortion violence is the leading cause of death for American children.
“Their priorities are so misplaced, Todd,” he continued. “She claims that there is a right to abortion in the constitution, but the right to have and bear arms does not exist.”
The Louisiana congressman said Roe’s overthrow on Friday was a “great day” for American children.
“We’ve worked our whole lives for this,” Johnson said. “And now, half a century after Roe’s egregious mistake, the court has finally firmly said what was always clear to us and that the Constitution grants no right to abortion, period. It never happened.”
On Friday, the Supreme Court landmarked the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health abortion case. The judges overturned Roe, which for decades has forced states to legalize abortion on demand, and returned the power to legislate abortion to conditions.
“The Constitution does not refer to abortion, and any constitutional provision does not implicitly protect such a right,” Judge Samuel Alito wrote in the majority decision.
Experts now predict that as many as 26 states will protect the right to life of unborn babies by banning abortions, saving the lives of hundreds of thousands of babies.
Polls consistently show that most Americans support legal protections for unborn babies, especially after the first trimester. LifeNews highlighted 14 recent election here.