The United States Supreme Court has the ability to correct a “historic wrong” in their ruling of Roe v. Wade, according to former Vice President Mike Pence.
The former vice president said that the court’s chance to change that ruling due to the Mississippi case could allow for the correct interpretation of the Constitution this time around, restricting the right to abortion.
During a recent interview with Breitbart News, Pence weighed in on the headline case, saying that he is sure that Roe v. Wade will eventually be overturned, whether through this case or another.
Pence also said he believes it’s possible that when the overturn comes it will likely be due to the work of the Trump administration’s nomination of pro-life judges during the four years he was in office.
“I couldn’t be more proud to have served alongside the most pro-life president in American history,” Pence said, referring to President Donald Trump.
“I mean, President Donald Trump kept his word to the American people—and to appoint strict constructionist strong conservatives not just at the Supreme Court of the United States but nearly 300 federal judges confirmed across the country that, as I said at the National Press Club I don’t know if we will overturn Roe v. Wade in this case, I don’t know if it will happen now.
“But I know it will happen. Not just because of the renewed conservative majority on the Supreme Court, but because of this extraordinary generation of conservatives that President Trump appointed to our courts all across the country,” he added.
“But I think the President would be quick as I am to say that where the real credit is due is among your listeners who for almost a half a century have never given up on the cause of life, have worked, have prayed, have given, have advocated, have supported pro-life candidates from our ticket to the Congress to statehouses to city halls all across America. I know the left thought that the pro-life movement would run out of steam, but as you and I both know it is stronger today than it’s ever been before. In fact, people in your generation are rightly called the pro-life generation because younger Americans grow more and more pro-life every day.
“In a very real sense, whether it be students for life around the country or all of the youth pro-life movements, it’s young people, young women, and men in America that are driving us to this moment.
“So I give great credit to President Trump and in our administration’s effort to thoughtfully consider judicial appointments and to keep our word to the American people to appoint conservatives, but it was the strength of 74 million Americans all across this country who stood with us in 2020, who stood for life in all the decades before that.
“If our hope and our prayers are fulfilled and Roe versus Wade is overturned, the credit will go to the American people who never gave up on life and by their efforts restored the sanctity of life to the center of American law,” he added.
“I have to tell you, I’m very encouraged,” Pence said when asked to react to the oral arguments. “I thought the solicitor of Mississippi and his focus on the people’s ability to decide the issue of abortion at the state level was very well presented. In my remarks to the National Press Club the day before oral arguments that that was essentially the case that we made. We know that the left will continue to make the argument against overturning Roe v. Wade, they’ll continue to paint a dark picture of America but more than 60 million unborn children have lost their lives since Roe v. Wade was issued by the Supreme Court in 1973. Nearly 50 years on and the time has come to return this great moral question to the states and to the people. I think we have a great opportunity for a fresh start on life in America,” Pence said.