Vice President Mike Pence Tells March for Life: We Must “Restore the Right to Life in America”

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jan 18, 2019   |   4:54PM   |   Washington, DC

Vice President Mike Pence made a surprise visit to the March for Life on Friday, giving pro-life advocates hope that one day “we will abolish abortion.”

Joined by his wife, Karen, on stage, the pro-life vice president introduced them, saying, “We’re the Pences, and we’re pro-life.”

“We’ve got a record of extraordinary progress on the right to life,” Pence said, referring to various pro-life actions by the Trump administration. “This will be the generation that restores the right to life in America.”

Pence praised pro-lifers for being a movement “defined by compassion and love.” He thanked pregnancy center volunteers who help mothers and babies, families who have adopted children in need and pro-life politicians who are fighting for the rights of the unborn.

“Because of all of you gathered here, all those you represent and all those who’ve gone before, we know in our heart of hearts that life is winning in America once again,” Pence said.

A former Indiana governor, Pence has a strong record of protecting life. He and his family have attended the March for Life for many years, and he also spoke during the 2018 March for Life. As part of the Trump administration, he has supported efforts to defund the abortion giant Planned Parenthood and to nominate conservative judges to federal courts.

The vice president also spoke with Ben Shapiro, another keynote speaker at the March, who live-streamed his popular show from the stage.

“To think 46 years ago this month, a majority of the Supreme Court of the United States turned its back on the unalienable right to life,” Pence told Shapiro. “And here, nearly a half century later, generations of Americans have come together to say no, we are going to put the sanctity of life back at the center of American law, and I believe in our lifetime we will abolish abortion.”

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Later, President Donald Trump sent a video message to the pro-life crowd, telling them that he will always stand for life.

“This is a movement founded on love and grounded in the nobility and dignity of every human life,” Trump said. “I will always defend the first right in our Declaration of Independence: the right to life.”

Second Lady Karen Pence also gave a heartfelt thanks to pro-lifers, especially to the women who bravely shared how they regret their abortions, Breitbart reports.

“It is my privilege to stand with you for life,” she said. “Thank you for your stories of courage. Thank you for your stories of regret and forgiveness and starting over. … And thank you for your stories of truth.”

Hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers flooded the streets of Washington for the peaceful human rights rally. The March for Life is held near the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the infamous U.S. Supreme Court decision that allowed abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy. Since the 1973 decision, about 60 million unborn babies have been aborted in America.