BRIEF: Former U.S. President Mike Pence spoke at the National Pro-Life Summit and said “Roe Must Go”
“We are here to declare with one voice ROE MUST GO. We will never stop working to create a world where every child, born and unborn, is protected by law and cherished in life as a precious gift from God,” Pence later tweeted.
Last week Pence opined on the topic.
“I have long believed that a society can be judged by how it deals with its most vulnerable,” Pence stated. “The aged, the infirmed, the disabled, and the unborn. And I did not come here today to speak about popular opinion or jurisprudence. I came here today to speak about right and wrong. To say, life is a human right and urge the Supreme Court of the United States to choose life. Today, we gather on the verge of what may be a new era in American history. An era in which all human life is, once again, cherished and respected. An era in which the great moral questions of our time are once again decided by the people through their chosen representatives instead of unelected judges. As we stand here today, we may well be on the verge of an era when the Supreme Court sends Roe v. Wade to the ash heap of history where it belongs,” he said. “We are asking the court in no uncertain terms to make history,” Pence asserted. “We are asking the Supreme Court of the United States to overturn Roe v. Wade and restore the sanctity of life to the center of American law. St. Augustine said, ‘The truth is like a lion. You don’t have to defend it. Just let it loose and it will defend itself.’ So here’s the truth about abortion. Since the Supreme Court legalized abortion in 1973, the heartbreaking consequences of the Roe decision cannot be overstated. More than 62 million unborn children in the United States have been aborted. In other words, nearly 20% of the U.S. population is gone. Lives of incalculable promise were ended before they were born. And countless young women, now for two generations, have experienced the heartbreak and sorrow, and often late in life, the regret that can last a lifetime.”