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Mike Pence shares he was once a Democrat but left over pro-life issues

The upcoming presidential election is critical for the pro-life movement, Vice President Mike Pence said. He said the pro-life cause is “winning in America” and that the nation is on the cusp of restoring the “sanctity of life back to the center of American law.”

But Pence also warned that Joe Biden, if elected, could reverse many of the pro-life advances made under the Trump administration.

“The Democratic Party has become the party of abortion on demand, late-term abortion, taxpayer funding of abortion,” he said. “And you even had a governor in the state of Virginia that actually openly defended infanticide on a radio broadcast. You had Democrats in the state legislature in the state of New York who were cheering at the passage of a bill that allowed for a baby to be aborted right up until the moment of birth. And then here in North Carolina, I know you actually had a governor that vetoed a bill that would outlaw late-term abortion.”

Pence noted that Biden, the Democrat presidential nominee, formerly called himself “personally pro-life” and also opposed taxpayer funding of abortion. Biden, though, changed his position on taxpayer funding last year while running for president. He has said he wants to codify Roe v. Wade into law.

“Joe Biden and the Democrat Party have been overtaken by the radical left,” he said. President Trump is “unafraid, unapologetically pro-life” and has “appointed more than 200 principled conservatives to our federal courts,” Pence said.

In an interview last week during a pro-life event hosted by the Susan B. Anthony organization, Pence stated he’s very optimistic about younger generations and their pro-life views.

“The truth is that by one measure or another, it’s undeniable more and more young people today are embracing life. I believe the rising generation is the pro-life generation. It’s been because with the support of Susan B. Anthony List, we’ve elected men and women at every level that supported life. We’ve enlisted a rising generation that’s embracing life as never before, in the history of this movement,” he stated.

Pence was a Democrat in the 1970s but was drawn to the Republican Party in part because of Ronald Reagan’s pro-life views, he shared. Pence also said the pro-life cause is winning. Americans, who are receptive to the pro-life message because it’s one of “love and compassion.”

–Dwight Widaman | Metro Voice

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