Pray that the Supreme Court Sends Roe to the ‘Ash Heap of History,’ Pence Urges
Former Vice President Mike Pence says he believes the country is becoming more pro-life and that it’s “well possible” that the U.S. Supreme Court will give the pro-life movement the victory they’ve long desired. Pence made the remarks Wednesday at a gathering of the Young America’s Foundation (YAF) in response to a question about the future of the pro-life movement. YAF is a conservative organization of students and young Americans.
Life, Pence said, is a “gift from God.”
“I’ve been in the pro-life movement since I was about your age,” he said. “And I’ve never been more optimistic that we are close to the day that we will restore the sanctity of life to the center of American law.”
The new U.S. Supreme Court includes three justices nominated by President Trump when Pence served as vice president: Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett. With six members forming the so-called conservative bloc, some experts call it the most conservative court since the 1930s.
This fall, the high court will hear a major case involving a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Upholding the law will require the court to undermine Roe v. Wade.
“I think if we come with conviction about the essential critical nature of life at the center of our laws, and we come with the compassion that has characterized this movement, I think it is well possible that that new majority on the Supreme Court of the United States will give us a fresh start. So let’s be heard. Let’s speak out, and let’s pray for the day that we send Roe v Wade to the ash heap of history,” Pence said to applause.
Pence also gave advice to young pro-lifers, telling them to “love them both.”