Mike Pence Wants Pro-Life Laws in All 50 States Protecting Babies From Abortions

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 22, 2022   |   5:56PM   |   Washington, DC

For years, Vice President Mike Pence said he wanted to send “Roe v. Wade to the ash heap of history.” Now that the worst decision in the history of the Supreme Court has finally been overturned, Pence has a new focus. he wants pro-life laws in all 50 states protecting babies from abortions.

“I’m pro-life and I don’t apologize for it. I couldn’t be more grateful to be part of an administration that sent Roe v. Wade to the ash heap of history where it belong,” he said in a new interview.

“Returning the question of abortion to the states and the people, where it belongs. In 1973, when justice Blackmun wrote that fated opinion in Roe v. Wade, they essentially took the power away, not just from the states but the American people,” he added. “It defined our unity and expressed our values. Whether it be in my state of Indiana or in New Hampshire, we have the opportunity to forge laws that reflect the sanctity of life.”

Pence continued: ” I will be, in the month and weeks ahead, traveling across the country and urging every state in America to restore the sanctity of life to the center of state law. I believe that is an idea whose time is come. I believe the day will come where we once again restore the sanctity of life to its proper place.”

“I would like to see every state in the country adopt pro-life laws. I would like to see every state redouble our commitment to women in crisis pregnancies and commit to newborn children. We need to perform adoption laws. I spoke in South Carolina not long ago,” the former VP continued.

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“The average cost of an adoption is $70,000. What we ought to be doing is making adoption affordable and accessible for families to make those forever families. And ultimately, ending taxpayer funding of abortion and the abortion industry of Planned Parenthood. All of this, I think, is — are the ideas this movement will continue to embrace. I will be part of the as long as I am able,” he said.

More than a dozen states have already banned abortions and more are on the way.

As LifeNews reported, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, with a 6-3 majority ruling in the Dobbs case that “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion” — allowing states to ban abortions and protect unborn babies. The high court also ruled 6-3 uphold the Mississippi 15-week abortion ban so states can further limit abortions and to get rid of the false viability standard.

Chief Justice John Roberts technically voted for the judgment but, in his concurring opinion, disagreed with the reasoning and said he wanted to keep abortions legal but with a new standard.

Texas and Oklahoma had banned abortions before Roe was overturned and Missouri became the first state after Roe to protect babies from abortions and South Dakota became the 2nd. Then Arkansas became the third state protecting babies from abortions and Kentucky became the 4th and Louisiana became the 5th and Ohio became the 6th and Utah became the 7th and Oklahoma became the 8th and Alabama became the 9th. This week, Mississippi became the 10th and South Carolina became the 11th,Texas became the 12th with its pre-Roe law and Tennessee became the 13th.

Michigan, Wisconsin and West Virginia have old pro-life laws on the books but there is question about whether they are applicable and will be enforced.

Ultimately, as many as 26 states could immediately or quickly ban abortions and protect babies from certain death for the first time in nearly 50 years.

The 13 total states with trigger laws that would effectively ban all or most abortions are: Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.

“Abortion presents a profound moral question. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” Alito wrote.

“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences,” Alito wrote. “And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division.”

Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer authored a joint dissent condemning the decision as enabling states to enact “draconian” restrictions on women.

Polls show Americans are pro-life on abortion and a new national poll shows 75% of Americans essentially agree with the Supreme Court overturning Roe.

Despite false reports that abortion bans would prevent doctors from treating pregnant women for miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies, pro-life doctors confirm that is not the case. Some 35 states have laws making it clear that miscarriage is not abortion and every state with an abortion ban allows treatment for both.