August 15, 2016

Mike Pence ably defines his pro-life record, says he is “grateful to be standing with Donald Trump in his strong commitment to the right to life”

Mike Pence on Fox News Sunday
Mike Pence on Fox News Sunday
If you had a chance to watch “Fox News Sunday” yesterday, you know that moderator Chris Wallace grilled pro-life Indiana Gov. and Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence. Which is fine although it would be nice if pro-abortion Hillary Clinton and Sen. Tim Kaine would get the same level of scrutiny on all the Sunday talk shows.

Our single-issue focus is on what Wallace calls “a lightening round — quick questions, quick answers.” The last exchange in particular. Here it is in its entirety:

WALLACE: Finally, you signed an abortion bill this year that bans a woman for getting an abortion because her fetus has genetic abnormalities. Now, I know that you would like to see Roe versus Wade reversed. But given the fact that it’s still the law of the land, why does the state have the authority to limit the reasons a woman has to end her pregnancy?

PENCE: Well, I’m pro-life, I don’t apologize for it. I’d like to see Roe versus Wade overturned and consigned to the ash heap of history.

We took a stand in the state of Indiana, that frankly many countries have taken, that abortions for the reason of race or sex are morally offensive, and we stand by that. But we also cherish those who have disabilities in the state of Indiana, and taking a step in the direction of protecting the unborn — who are facing physical challenges and disabilities, I think was the right thing to do.

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