Vice President Mike Pence urged pro-life advocates to keep working hard and praying as Democrats push an increasingly radical pro-abortion agenda.
Pence spoke Saturday at the Values Voter Summit, hosted by the Family Research Council. According to Baptist News Global, he challenged pro-lifers not to be complacent but to stand strong, pray and vote for people who believe unborn babies should be protected.
“While Republicans have been delivering on a common-sense conservative agenda since 2016 — in case you didn’t notice — Democrats have fallen further to the left than ever before,” Pence said. “Today’s Democratic Party wants to raise your taxes. Today’s Democratic Party wants open borders and to abolish ICE. Today’s Democratic Party thinks Obamacare didn’t go far enough, and they’re now running actual socialists for higher office. Today’s Democratic Party wants abortion on demand, and they want you to pay for it.”
Indeed, taxpayer-funded abortions was an issue that pro-abortion Democrat Hillary Clinton campaigned for heavily during the 2016 election. Poll after poll indicate that Americans strongly opposition to taxpayer-funded abortions, but pro-abortion candidates like Josh Harder, who is running for U.S. Congress in California, advocate for it. The Democratic Party also advocates for taxpayer-funded abortions and abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy in its platform.
Pence encouraged pro-lifers to fight back peacefully through prayer, advocacy and votes.
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“The other side is mobilized, and some say they are motivated as never before, but I say we must match, in fact I say we must surpass, the energy of the American left and their enthusiasm and their passion,” he said. “And if we do, we will win.”
Among what he called accomplishments of the last two years, Pence credited Trump for non-enforcement of the “Johnson Amendment,” a law that prohibits tax-exempt charities like churches from endorsing political candidates, and said the White House will continue to work for its total repeal.
“Finally, let’s keep faith that he who has ever watched over this nation still governs in the affairs of men and that as we hold fast to him we will run and not grow weary, we will walk and not grow faint and that he will yet bless America abundantly more than we could ask or imagine in this one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,” the vice president wrapped up his speech.
Republicans have a fairly strong majority in the U.S. House, but narrowly hold the U.S. Senate. Currently, Senate Republicans have too few votes to overcome filibusters on key pro-life bills such as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and measures to defund Planned Parenthood. Just a few more pro-life wins in the Senate could see important pro-life legislation passed. A few losses could bring pro-abortion Democrats back into power.