FIRST ON THE DAILY SIGNAL—Rep. Bob Good is bringing an abortion survivor and pro-life activist to the president’s State of the Union address as his guest on Thursday night.

The Virginia Republican’s choice of guest is a response to President Joe Biden’s guest, Kate Cox, the woman at the center of pro-abortion uproar in recent months.

“President Biden’s State of the Union guest Kate Cox is the first woman to sue for the right to kill her child since Roe v. Wade was overturned,” Good told The Daily Signal. “By inviting her, the president is reaffirming his commitment to advancing federal legislation to legalize the abortion of babies up to the moment of birth.”

Good’s guest, Ryan Bomberger, is a pro-life activist whose mother was tragically raped, but chose to carry him to term and put him up for adoption. Good described Bomberger’s mother as “courageous” in her decision not to abort her son.

“Ryan, his biological mother, and adopted parents are a testament to the simple proposition that life has value at every stage,” Good explained. “Ryan’s presence at the State of the Union sends the message that pro-life members of Congress will continue to fight for the opportunity for every human being to live out their God-given purpose.”

Bomberger is the co-founder and chief creative officer of his pro-life organization, the Radiance Foundation, “a faith-based, educational, life-affirming 501(c)3 nonprofit organization” that “affirms that every human life has God-given purpose.”

“I’m the 1% used to justify 100% of abortions,” he told The Daily Signal. “I was conceived in rape, but adopted in love.”

“Planned Parenthood and their political allies don’t like my storyline, because it shatters their narratives of fear,” he added. “I am proof that triumph can rise from tragedy.”

Cox became a media sensation when she asked the Texas Supreme Court to give her permission to abort her unborn baby, a baby that had a genetic condition known as trisomy 18. Pro-abortion advocates hail Cox as the first pregnant woman to sue for the right to abort her baby since the 1973 Supreme Court abortion decision in Roe v. Wade, according to The Texas Tribune.

Trisomy 18 is a condition in which a baby had an extra copy of chromosome 18, making it highly likely that the baby would die in the womb or shortly after birth—though some babies with trisomy 18 do survive, such as the daughter of former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Penn.

Cox’s lawyers argued that by not aborting her baby, Cox was jeopardizing her health and future fertility.

After an Austin, Texas, judge sided with Cox, ruling that she could abort her baby, the Supreme Court of Texas temporarily put that ruling on hold. Cox then traveled out of state and aborted her baby, and shortly afterward, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that Cox would not have qualified to abort the baby under Texas’ medical exceptions to the state’s abortion laws.

“Her story is incredibly powerful, devastating,” White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre said of Cox in a press briefing earlier this year. “And it speaks to the moment that we are in now, when we talk about women having the right to make these deeply personal decisions about their health care that was taken away by the Supreme Court.”

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