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Pence tells CWA that President Trump will stand strong against abortion and infanticide

by | Sep 13, 2019

By Dave Andrusko

Pro-life President Donald Trump and Pro-life Vice President Mike Pence

Speaking Thursday night at the 40th anniversary of the pro-life Concerned Women for America, Vice President Mike Pence proudly listed the many accomplishment of the first two and one-half years of the Trump Administration.

Mr. Pence began by congratulation pro-life Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) chosen as CWA’s 2019 Statesman of the Year. Sen. Ernst has a 100% pro-life voting record.

Here are some of the highlights from last night’s address at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

“This President promised to fight judicial activism and appoint conservative judges to our courts at every level. And with last night’s confirmation of Steven Seeger, President Trump has already seen 150 federal judges confirmed to our courts. “

“This is a historic milestone,” Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham said following the final floor vote. “These conservative judicial appointments will impact our nation for years to come.”

Bloomberg Law’s Nancy Ognanovich wrote, “So far, the Senate has confirmed 105 Trump district court selections, and 43 circuit court nominees to go with Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.”

“I’m also proud to serve an administration that has stood so strongly for our first freedom — the freedom of religion. And I promise you, this is an administration that will always defend the freedom of religion of every American of every faith. You know, back in 2016, the President promised, as he said, to, quote, “defend your…right to fully and freely practice your religion, as individuals, [as] business owners and [as] academic institutions.” And that’s exactly what we’ve done.

“We’ve taken action to protect the conscience rights of doctors and nurses. And after years of neglect, we’ve restored federal enforcement of our nation’s conscience laws. And we ended the last administration’s assault on the Little Sisters of the Poor.”

The Vice President continued

“And as we’ve stood for liberty and the liberties of every American at a time when leading Democrats advocate late-term abortion and infanticide, I couldn’t be more proud to serve as Vice President to a — for a President who stands without apology for the sanctity of human life.

“You know, Karen [Pence] and I have long believed that a society can be judged by how it deals with its most vulnerable: the aged, the infirmed, the disabled, and the unborn.”

The Vice President then talked about how President Trump “reinstituted the Mexico City Policy to make sure that taxpayer dollars wouldn’t be used to promote or provide abortion around the world. And we’ve expanded it since we started” [the “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance “program].

And in addition, Mr. Pence told the audience that he had twice addressing the March for Life, and so, too, had President Trump by video message. “And if you hadn’t heard about it, just last month, thanks to the President’s leadership, it was announced that tens of millions of dollars of federal family planning funding are no longer going to flow to the largest abortion provider in America.”

(Vice President Pence was alluding to the refusal of Planned Parenthood to accept the provision that recipients of Title X monies not promote or perform abortions and nor co-house abortion and family planning services.)

“And let me say, with so many in Washington standing for late-term abortion and even defending infanticide, I’ll make you a promise. I see it in his eyes every time the topic comes up. This President, just like this movement, will always stand for the unalienable right to life.”

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