A vice president endorsing his president is nothing earth-shattering, but when someone like Mike Pence stands up for a president on a specific issue like abortion, well, it carries some weight.
While speaking during a commencement ceremony at Taylor University this weekend, Pence came out and stated that he was proud of Trump for protecting the “sanctity of human life.”
Abortion is always a polarizing subject in this country, but it became even more so this week with the signing of the Alabama anti-abortion law.
The new legislation has even been called extreme by some conservatives, and it will more than likely wind up in front of the Supreme Court. It is considered extreme because the legislation offers very few exceptions for abortions.
Unless the baby is a direct risk to the mother’s health, anyone caught performing an abortion will be charged with a felony carrying 10 years to life in prison.
Liberals are starting to create a narrative that the legislation violates women’s rights rather than that of protecting the life of an unborn child.
Vice President Pence would seem like the ideal candidate to speak to the graduating class of Taylor University, a Christian liberal arts school located in Indiana.
Known for being a devout Christian and the former governor of Indiana, this should have been a perfect fit.
However, thousands of students signed a petition protesting his presence and dozens of students and professors walked out of the commencement when Pence started speaking.
That did not deter Pence, though, as he made his points about both Trump and abortion very clear.
Pence stated, “I couldn’t be more proud to be part of an administration that stood strong on the timeless values that have made this nation great, stood without apology for the sanctity of life.”
This is a glowing endorsement for Trump and the administration by one of the most respected Christians in politics. It will have a far-reaching impact that will surely influence Christian voters when it comes time to pull the handle during the presidential election.