Mike Pence calls Trump’s abortion position ‘a slap in the face’

Donald Trump’s former vice president, Mike Pence, is calling Trump’s latest statement on his abortion policies “a slap in the face to the millions of pro-life Americans who voted for him in 2016 and 2020.”

“Today, too many Republican politicians are all too ready to wash their hands of the battle for life. Republicans win on life when we speak the truth boldly and stand on the principle that we all know to be true – human life begins at conception and should be defended from womb to tomb,” Pence wrote in a post on Monday on X, formerly Twitter.

Pence has long been to the right of the former president on the issue of reproductive rights.

During his unsuccessful 2024 presidential campaign, Pence advocated for a 15-week abortion ban as a “minimum nationwide standard.”

In his statement on X, Pence — like Trump has — touted his role in the Supreme Court overruling Roe v. Wade’s national protections for abortion access.

“By nominating and standing by the confirmation of conservative justices, the Trump-Pence Administration helped send Roe v. Wade to the ash heap of history where it belongs and gave the pro-life movement the opportunity to compassionately support women and unborn children,” Pence wrote.

Marc Short, Pence’s former chief of staff, also came out with a blistering statement rebuking Trump’s stance, pushing for the former president to “acknowledge life begins at conception.”

Short argued that Trump had made his announcement because of “a political calculation that tries to avoid confronting the fundamental evil of” abortion and “continues the former president’s drift away from the conservative achievements of his own Administration.”

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