Mike Pence: “I’m Pro-Life and I Don’t Apologize for It”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 15, 2016   |   10:58AM   |   Washington, DC

In a weekend interview with Fox News, pro-life Indiana governor and vice-presidential running mate Mike Pence said he wanted to see Roe v. Wade overturned.

Pence also said “I’m pro-life, I don’t apologize for it.” he went on to say that Donald Trump has a “strong commitment to the right to life.” Here’s the transcript:

WALLACE: Finally, you signed an abortion bill this year that bans a woman for getting an abortion because her fetus has genetic abnormalities. Now, I know that you would like to see Roe versus Wade reversed. But given the fact that it’s still the law of the land, why does the state have the authority to limit the reasons a woman has to end her pregnancy?

PENCE: Well, I’m pro-life, I don’t apologize for it. I’d like to see Roe versus Wade overturned and consigned to the ash heap of history.

We took a stand in the state of Indiana, that frankly many countries have taken, that abortions for the reason of race or sex are morally offensive, and we stand by that. But we also cherish those who have disabilities in the state of Indiana, and taking a step in the direction of protecting the unborn — who are facing physical challenges and disabilities, I think was the right thing to do.

WALLACE: And you still believe that, that a woman should not be allowed to have an abortion —

PENCE: Well, it’s before the courts right now, and the courts will resolve that matter —

WALLACE: But you still believe that?

PENCE: I believe in the sanctity of life, and I stand for that principle, and I’m grateful to be standing with Donald Trump in his strong commitment to the right to life.

Watch his pro-life interview below:

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