Mike Pence Wants to Force Unviable Pregnancies to Term
July 12, 2023
Unapologetic abortion extremist Mike Pence knows no bounds when it comes to restricting women’s rights to reproductive care – he’s unashamedly calling for legislation that would force women to give birth even when their pregnancy isn’t viable as he leads the charge amongst 2024 Republicans to ban abortion nationwide.
Pence would force women to give birth even when their pregnancy isn’t viable – going against the freedom for women to make their own health care decisions AND the advice of medical experts.
Associated Press: “In a recent interview, Pence went even further, saying abortion should be banned when a pregnancy isn’t viable. Such a standard would force women to carry pregnancies to term even when doctors have determined there is no chance a baby will survive outside the womb.
“‘I’m pro-life. I don’t apologize for it,’ Pence said in the interview. ‘I just have heard so many stories over the years of courageous women and families who were told that their unborn child would not go to term or would not survive. And then they had a healthy pregnancy and a healthy delivery.’
“Doctors disputed Pence’s characterization, saying there are conditions that are always incompatible with life and others where the chance of survival is so slim that most patients, when previously given the choice, concluded that continuing the pregnancy wasn’t worth the suffering, grief or risk.”
This only adds to Pence’s support for an extreme national abortion ban before many women even know they’re pregnant.
Wolf Blitzer: “Would you support a six-week ban nationwide?”
Pence: “Well, of course. Look — I’m pro-life. I don’t apologize for it. I believe that we’ve got to do everything in our power to restore the sanctity of life to the center of American law. And I’d support federal legislation in that regard if I was in the Congress or had any other job here in town.”
Pence: “I’d certainly support a heartbeat bill, a six-week bill.”
It’s not just Pence: Let’s not forget that MAGA Republicans running for president won’t stop until they rip away every woman’s right to make her own health care decisions.
USA Today: “‘A vital role:’ Donald Trump endorses the idea of national abortion restrictions”
DeSantis: “Dobbs returned the issue to the elected representatives of the people. And so I think that there’s, there’s role for both the federal and the states.”
Newsmax: “Your colleague in the Senate – also your colleague from South Carolina – Lindsey Graham is pushing for a 15-week federal abortion ban, something that’s going to be an issue come the next election. Would a President Scott sign that bill into law?”
Scott: “Every day, I would sign that bill into law. I would sign the most conservative pro-life legislation you can bring to my desk.”
Meg Kinnard, Associated Press: “Yes of course I would sign’ federal ban, Haley says.”
USA Today: “Presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he would sign into law a 15-week national abortion ban if he were president, a departure from his previous stance when he said the issue should be left up to individual states.”
Wall Street Journal: “[Suarez] said he would support a national ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, with exceptions for rape, incest and the life of mother.”Hurd: “If a 15-week abortion ban came to my desk, I would sign it.”