Rock Hill, S.C. Former Vice President Mike Pence, who is a potential 2024 presidential nominee, said Thursday that he expects the five judges nominated in the draft majority opinion to overturn the constitutional-making case for “his determination.” The courage of faith”. Right to abortion.
Pence was speaking to several hundred congregations for a National Day of Prayer Service at Lakewood Baptist Church, and his call came after he prayed for all federally elected leaders and members of the Supreme Court.
“And we especially pray that the five judges listed in the majority opinion leaked this week will have the courage of their convictions to correct a historic mistake,” he said with thunderous applause.
Later to reporters, Pence said he hoped the expected decision would give the country “a fresh start on life” and suggested he would not support a national law banning abortion, should a Republican congressman this autumn. Must take control.
“The Supreme Court’s decision will not only reverse Roe v. Wade, but it will return questions on this deeply ethical issue to the states and the American people to which it belongs,” he said. “I truly believe that when it comes to issues closest and dearest to the American people, such as the sanctity of human life, they are best decided by the people and their elected representatives.”
He declined to answer a follow-up question about federal law that applies everywhere, but said if the court overturned Roe, he would push for state laws prohibiting abortion. “We will work to advance the cause of life in states across the country,” he said.
Several hours later at a fundraising dinner for the Carolina Pregnancy Center in Spartanburg, Pence again told reporters that abortion restrictions should be at the state, not the federal level. He said, “I think the state governments closest to the people are best equipped to fashion legislation to advance the sanctity of life and where people can have a full-fledged debate about such a profound moral question.” “
Pence has been a vocal anti-abortion for decades, and as vice president, was her former boss’s emissary for anti-abortion groups. He has continued that advocacy since leaving office last year, delivering high-profile speeches and even a friend-of-court brief from his nonprofit group in the Mississippi case, by Roe V. Constitutional protections for abortions created are likely to be overturned. Lowered.
Pence had already planned the trip ahead of a leaked draft of the Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Rowe, according to his aides published by Politico this week. This is his fifth visit to South Carolina since leaving office.
South Carolina plays an important role in the GOP nomination process and has historically been a place where social conservatives do well, although that pattern was broken by former President Donald Trump in 2016. Despite Trump’s recent support for abortion rights and his personal history with women, he won state comfortably over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Cruz, in particular, had aggressively attracted evangelical voters since the start of the campaign.
Pence hasn’t announced that he’s running for president, but is taking steps—raising and spending money from a nonprofit advocacy group; helping candidates in their race for the coming midterms; Visiting states with early voting are traditionally taken by candidates who run for their party’s nomination.
A former Indiana congressman and state governor before joining Trump as his running mate in 2016, Pence drew Trump’s wrath last year when he came out with Trump’s plan to reverse his 2020 election loss. refused to leave. Trump wanted Pence to rule that the results of half a dozen states that Joe Biden had won were invalid because of “mass fraud” and only for Trump to be declared the winner.
However, Pence announced that Congress was to begin his formal duty of certifying the election on January 6, 2021, that he had no authority to do as Trump wanted.
Trump then accused him of not having the “courage” to reverse the election for him, leading many in Trump’s crowd to begin chanting “Hang Mike Pence” as he attacked the Capitol. Had searched