Mahan and Fields conveyed how they rejected abortion, how they married, struggled, home-schooled their children, and are now proud parents of children with university degrees.
Rather than holding up Fields’ story of faith and courage as a shining example of what works, Omar mocked her.
“[We] hear someone say, ‘It was a choice made—up to me, to have my children and not be like other black people … We don’t get to have those kinds of conversations,” said Omar.Star Parker, “Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Ideological Attacks on 2 Christian Pastors“, Daily Signal, June 26, 2019
Referring to new laws in Alabama and other states, she said “religious fundamentalists are currently trying to manipulate state laws in order to impose their beliefs on an entire society.”
The new laws are efforts “to criminalize women for simply existing, to punish us when we don’t conform to their attempts to control us.”
“But because it’s happening here, with the support of the ultra-conservative religious right, we call it religious freedom,” she said.
“I am frustrated every single time I hear people speaking about their faith,” said Omar.Blitz, “Ilhan Omar demonizes Christians inside the Congress“, May 24, 2019