With hard work and perseverance, abortion will be abolished “in our time,” Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday.
Pence encouraged pro-life advocates during the 2018 National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Tennessee. He was a keynote speaker at a luncheon organized by Susan B. Anthony List and Life Issues Institute, which recently merged.
“I truly do believe, if all of us do all that we can, that we will once again, in our time, restore the sanctity of life to the center of American law. But we have to do the work,” Pence said, according to Newsweek.
He said the passion and love demonstrated by young pro-life advocates brings him hope for the future.
“I mean, for all the progress since 1973, the resilience of this movement proceeding out of the heart of a compassionate nation, I just know in my heart of hearts that this will be the generation that restores life in America,” he said.
In contrast, he said abortion activists have become increasingly radical. They have abandoned moderates who oppose late-term abortions and taxpayer-funded abortions, and are openly embracing abortion on demand. Pence mentioned the 20-week abortion ban as evidence; it narrowly failed in the U.S. Senate after pro-abortion Democrats and two pro-abortion Republicans rejected the moderate abortion limit.
“The truth of matter is the other side, the other party, continues to go farther and farther to the left,” Pence said.
The liberal Huffington Post acted surprised at Pence’s remarks, as if his pro-life stance is something new:
He called for the activists in the room to work ever harder to help “restore the sanctity of life to the center of American law.” He then made a stunning suggestion: that legal abortion could “once again” be banned in the U.S., and that it could happen “in our time.”
… the vice president announced that “life is winning in America once again,” before ticking off the many policies enacted under Trump aimed at limiting access to abortions.
Pence said Trump has kept his word about supporting pro-life policies, including the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits taxpayer funding to groups that promote or provide abortions overseas. Trump also signed a law that makes it easier for states to defund the abortion giant Planned Parenthood.
“[F]rom the very first day of this administration, President Trump has been keeping his word,” Pence said, according to the AP.
Pence is one of the most sincere and passionate pro-life advocates to ever serve in the White House. In 2017, he became the first vice president to address the March for Life. A former U.S. Congressman and governor of Indiana, Pence has a lengthy pro-life record that shows his dedication to protecting unborn babies and mothers from abortion.