During a CNN interview with Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday, Dana Bash addressed a life or death situation that has gained the national spotlight again amidst President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court.
“In 2006, Brett Kavanaugh testified that Roe v. Wade is settled law. You campaigned extensively on the notion that Roe v. Wade should be consigned to the ‘ash heap of history.’ Are you worried that he’s not going to follow what you want to do?” Bash asked Pence.
There were around 926,000 babies killed through abortion procedures in the U.S. in 2014, according to the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute. The institute also reported that “1 in 4 U.S. women will have an abortion by age 45.”
“Dana, as you know, I’m pro-life,” Pence replied boldly. “I don’t apologize for it. And I’m proud to be a part of a pro-life administration that’s advanced pro-life policies.”
Pence added, “But what I can assure you is that what the president was looking for here was a nominee who will respect the Constitution as written, who will faithfully uphold the Constitution and all of its interpretations of the law. And that was the focus of—”
“Do you still want Roe v. Wade overturned?” Bash cut in.
“I do, but I haven’t been nominated to the Supreme Court,” the vice president replied.
Asked if he’d be disappointed if Kavanaugh and the other conservative justices didn’t overturn Roe V. Wade, Pence replied, “As I said, I stand for the sanctity of life. This administration and this president are pro-life.”
“I’m grateful that this man stands for life and for biblical principles — and I’m thankful for the great job he’s doing for our country,” wrote Rev. Franklin Graham on Facebook in response to the interview. “He doesn’t back down and he doesn’t hedge. I, too, hope Roe v. Wade can be overturned for the sake of millions of children’s lives and for the future of our nation.”
Then Graham made a request to Christians, asking, “Will you join me in praying for God’s protection, wisdom, and blessing for Mike Pence, his wife Karen, and their family? I know it is an encouragement for them to know we are standing with them.”