Communications Department

Vice President Mike Pence Accepts the Nomination of the Republican Party

Aug 27, 2020 | 2020 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON — Tonight, Vice President Mike Pence accepted the nomination of his party to be the Republican Party’s nominee for Vice President. President Trump and Vice President Pence have the support of millions of pro-life Americans because of their dedication to our most fundamental right—the right to life.

“Vice President Pence is a pro-life champion and we are truly grateful for his efforts on behalf of unborn babies and their mothers, those with disabilities, the elderly, and the medically infirm,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “President Trump and Vice President Pence will continue to lead us toward a day when all innocent human lives are protected by law.”

In comparison, the Democratic Party’s candidate for Vice President, Kamala Harris, has a history of supporting abortion on demand for any reason, at any time, anywhere. While running for President, Sen. Harris introduced her “Reproductive Rights Act” action plan. Included in her plan were a series of sweeping pro-abortion policies and directives, such as,

*States and localities would be subject to a “preclearance requirement” if those states had a “pattern of violating Roe v. Wade in the preceding 25 years.” The “patterns” in question would be determined by the Department of Justice (DOJ).

*“No abortion law or practice will take effect until the Department of Justice certifies it comports with Roe v. Wade.”

*States would have to “prove any new law or practice does not deny or abridge” the so-called “right” to abortion.

*States and localities would be “required to submit any proposed change to DOJ. If the jurisdiction is unable to prove the change comports with Roeand the Women’s Health Protection Act, DOJ must object to the change.”

To ensure that states would be forced into lockstep with the pro-abortion policies her administration would have pursued,

*A Department of Justice in a Kamala Harris Administration would have “an affirmative duty to review submissions and make formal determinations” regarding any pro-life laws passed by states or localities.

*Abortionists would have “the ability to challenge DOJ’s approval of a law or practice in federal court, serving as a check on hostile administrations.”

As a presidential candidate, Sen. Harris promised to protect Planned Parenthood from attempts to defund the abortion giant. In addition, she vowed to only nominate judges who would support the Roe v. Wade abortion-on-demand decision and would work to reverse the Hyde Amendment and use federal tax dollars to pay for abortion. Her administration would also have promoted abortion around the world.

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, NRLC works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.