Vice President Mike Pence, an outspoken advocate for the pro-life movement in America — and an abortion abolitionist — told a group of pro-life activists this week that he believes abortion will end "in our time."
Speaking at the 2018 National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Tennessee, organized by Susan B. Anthony List and Life Issues Institute, Pence said that the pro-life movement must continue to work in order to abolish abortion.
“I truly do believe, if all of us do all that we can, that we will once again, in our time, restore the sanctity of life to the center of American law. But we have to do the work,” Pence said.
According to LifeNews, the VP praised the presence of young pro-lifers in the movement, saying it brings him a hope he never foresaw.
"I mean, for all the progress since 1973, the resilience of this movement proceeding out of the heart of a compassionate nation, I just know in my heart of hearts that this will be the generation that restores life in America," he said.
Pence lambasted the abortion activists for becoming increasingly radical in both rhetoric and in practice, most specifically for their purging of moderate voices and endorsement of barbaric practices like late-term abortion.
"The truth of the matter is the other side, the other party, continues to go farther and farther to the left," Pence said before calling on pro-lifers to "restore the sanctity of life to the center of American law."
The VP said that abortion could be banned "once again" even "in our time."
Pro-lifers know, instinctively, that the fight to end abortion is similar to the fight our ancestors waged against slavery. This is why the strongest pro-life advocates imbue their denunciations of abortion with abolitionist-style rhetoric. Like their forefathers knew with slavery, pro-lifers know that no compromise can be made with abortion — and they drive that point home fiercely.
As the past year of the Trump administration has shown, pro-lifers have a fierce friend in Pence, who has continually spoken out against abortion in the abolitionist-style rhetoric that pro-lifers crave to hear from the bully pulpits.
Both Vice President Pence and President Trump have made speeches directed at the March for Life in D.C. The Trump administration has made several attempts to defund Planned Parenthood through legislation and reinstated the Mexico City Policy, which defunds abortion overseas.