Vice President Mike Pence told a luncheon group this week that legal abortion would end in the U.S. “in our time.”
"I know in my heart of hearts this will be the generation that restores life in America," Pence said at a Nashville luncheon hosted by the Susan B. Anthony List & Life Institute, an anti-abortion organization.
“If all of us do all we can, we can once again, in our time, restore the sanctity of life to the center of American law,” he added.
He said in President Donald Trump’s first year in office, Pence has already seen “great” moves to eliminating legal abortion.
“I see more progress in the last year in the cause of life than I have seen in public policy in all of my years," Pence said.
Trump has signed legislation that reverses a law from Obama’s term that blocks states from defunding Planned Parenthood. He reinstated a ban on international federal funds for global health organizations that cover or provide education on abortions.
“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," Pence said.
The Trump administration has not been able to pass a law banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The proposal passed in the House, but the Senate failed to approve it in January.
In his speech, Pence called Trump the “most pro-life president in American history.”
“ … Younger Americans, are choosing and embracing the sanctity of LIFE more and more every day, and we have to be their voice,” Pence tweetedafter his speech.
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Publication date: February 28, 2018