One of the most important social issues for conservatives is abortion and how the next president will handle it.
Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence recently gave voters a glimpse of what they would expect from a GOP-led executive branch in regards to this life or death issue.
In an interview with Fox News that aired Sunday, the Indiana governor explained that he is pro-life and he is dedicated to the cause.
“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace asked Pence about a bill he signed as governor that would prevent women from having an abortion because he fetus had abnormalities.
“I’m pro-life. I don’t apologize for it,” he said, adding that he would live to see Roe v. Wade overturned.
Pence went on to compare abortions based on abnormalities of a child to those based on the race or gender of the child and calling them “morally offensive.”
“We cherish those who have disabilities in the state of Indiana,” he explained. “Taking a step in the direction of protecting the unborn who are facing physical challenges and disabilities — I think that was the right thing to do.”
Although the matter has been taken to the courts to determine the constitutionality of this limitation on abortions, Pence said he stands by his stance no matter what.
“I believe in the sanctity of life, and I stand by that principle,” he said, adding that he was “grateful” to be standing with Trump on the defending the rights of those still in the womb.
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Pence’s statements should help ease some of the concerns of conservative voters who have not been completely convinced that the GOP presidential candidate is a strong advocate of pro-life.