Rep. Mike Pence: ‘A Nation That Will Not Stand For Life Will Not Stand For Long’ [UPDATED]
From Cybercast News Service:
(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) told pro-life activists in Washington on Monday that “a nation that will not stand for life will not stand for long.”My Comments:
The Indiana congressman -- who appears to have his eye on higher office – told the 38th annual March for Life that pro-lifers “will keep gathering until Roe v. Wade is sent to the ash heap of history where it belongs.”
(Roe v. Wade is 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortions nationwide. One conservative leader, the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins, noted that the decision of seven unelected judges has led to the largest loss of life in human history.)
Despite the nation’s current economic challenges, Pence said the fight for life should not be ignored. He said the process of cutting federal spending should begin with a denial of all federal funding for abortion, both at home and abroad.
"We must not remain silent when great moral battles are being waged,” said Pence. “Those who would have us ignore the battle being fought over life have forgotten the lessons of history. As in the days of a house divided, America's darkest moments have come when economic arguments trumped moral principles.”
Pence called for stripping Planned Parenthood, which he referred to as the “largest abortion provider in America,” of federal funding.
“Every American knows in their heart, this is the greatest nation on earth because we acknowledge the God-given right to liberty, the pursuit of happiness and the unalienable right to life,” Pence said. He said it’s time to restore the “sanctity of life” to the “center of American law.”
Mike Pence is quickly becoming my favorite for President. Unfortunately, he hasn't said whether he's running yet. He may choose to run for Governor of Indiana instead. But, even then, that will provide him with some excellent executive experience in time for the 2016 elections.
(Obama probably has re-election in 2012 in the bag, anyway.)
As if on cue, Pence has announced that he will not seek the Presidency in 2012.