(CNSNews.com) - Vice President Mike Pence called out Democrats for embracing the “radical agenda of abortion on demand,” late-term abortion, and infanticide.
He told attendees at the CPAC Conference in National Harbor, Md., on Friday that President Donald Trump is “the most pro-life president in American history” and touted the pro-life policies he has embraced during the first two years of his presidency.
“I couldn’t be more proud to serve as the vice president to the most pro-life president in American history. Since the first days of this administration, President Donald Trump has stood without apology for the sanctity of human life,” Pence said.
“In one of his very first acts, the president reinstated the Mexico City policy, preventing taxpayer dollars from funding abortion or abortion providers around the world, and here at home, President Trump signed a law to allow all 50 states to defund Planned Parenthood,” the vice president said.
“Life is winning in America once again, but for all the progress we’re making, tragically, at the very moment that more Americans than ever before are embracing the right to life, leading members of the Democratic Party are embracing a radical agenda of abortion on demand. In state legislatures across the country, Democrats have endorsed late-term abortion,” he said.
Pence also criticized Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam for openly supporting a bill, which would have made it legal to abort babies up to the moment of birth and even afterwards. As CNSNews.com previously reported, Northam explained on WTOP’s “Ask the Governor” how a post-birth abortion would proceed.
Northam said that a baby born alive could be “kept comfortable” and then “resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired” – the implication being that the baby could be left to die if the family decided they did not want to keep their child.
Pence said Northam’s comments amounted to support for infanticide, and he said Democrats in the Senate voted against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. As CNSNews.com previously reported, all but three Democrats - Sens. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.), and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) - voted against the bill, which required giving a baby who survives a botched abortion the same level of medical care any other newborn baby would receive.
“The Democrat governor of Virginia openly defends infanticide, and just four short days ago, Democrats in the Senate, including every Democratic president running for president voted against a bill that would prevent newborn babies who survived failed abortions from being killed. You know I’ve 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 said.
“With Democrats standing for late-term abortion, infanticide, and a culture of death, I promise you this president, this party, and this movement will always stand for the unborn. We will always defend the inalienable right to life,” he said.
Pence said religious freedom is under attack in the U.S., and it has become fashionable lately “for media elites and Hollywood liberals to mock religious belief.”
“My own family recently came under attack just because my wife Karen went back to teach art to children at a Christian school. Let me say before all of you. I couldn’t be more proud of my wife. She’s a Marine Corps mom. She’s a great school teacher, and Karen Pence is a great second lady for the United States of America,” he said.
“But let me clear on this point. This is not about us. It’s about all of you. It’s about the sincerely held belief of millions of Americans who cherish their Christian faith and Christian education. And so I’ll make you a promise: under this president and this administration, we will always stand with people of faith. We will always defend the freedom of religion of every American of every faith so help us God,” the vice president pledged.