By Dave Andrusko
In a stirring speech to pro-life activists in Nashville on Tuesday, pro-life Vice President Mike Pence offered a summary of the last year’s many pro-life advances under pro-life President Trump and boldly concluded, “I truly do believe, if all of us do all that we can, that we will once again, in our time, restore the sanctity of life to the center of American law. But we have to do the work. So let’s do the work.”
The Vice President added, “I mean, for all the progress since 1973, the resilience of this movement proceeding out of the heart of a compassionate nation, I just know in my heart of hearts that this will be the generation that restores life in America.”
After outlining the pro-life policies of the last year—everything from an expanded Mexico City Policy to cutting off taxpayer funding for the U.N. Population Fund, (which colludes with China’s cruel program of forced abortion and sterilization) to signing H.J. Res. 43 into law, to overturning a regulation by the outgoing the Obama Administration, which prohibited States from defunding certain abortion facilities in their federally-funded family planning programs, to appointing “strict constructionists to the federal courts, such as Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch—an elated Mr. Pence said, “I see more progress in the last year in the cause of life than I have seen in public policy in all my years in public life.”
In his 15 minute speech, Mr. Pence reiterated that “Life is winning in America,” and congratulated the pro-life movement for its compassion, and love, and support for women with untimely pregnancies.
Pence went on to caution his audience, “Let me admonish you as we go forward in this cause in 2018 to understand while we have made great progress, we have much work left to do.”
He contrasted Republican pro-life initiatives with the nearly uniformly pro-abortion Democratic Party whose members of the Senate (with three lonely exceptions) voted to block consideration of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
“The truth of matter is,” Pence told his audience, “that the other side, the other party, continues to go farther and farther to the left, even while Americans, especially younger Americans, are choosing and embracing the sanctity of life more and more every day.”