You can make the argument, as some have, that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are no different. But regarding at least one issue, that’d be a farcical position to take.
Take for instance GOP nominee for Vice President Mike Pence, who back in March tried to pass a bill as Governor of Indiana that would have required aborted fetuses to have funerals. Never mind that Trump has changed his stance in abortion about 8 times. Some have taken heart that Trump has hinted a more liberal stance abortion, saying back in April that he’s in favor of an exception in the case of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother.
But as the Los Angeles Times reports, Pence tempered Trump’s pro-choice-ish leanings, proclaiming that in the event of a Trump/Pence presidency, Roe v. Wade will be “consigned to the ash heap of history where it belongs.”
“I’m pro-life,” Pence said, “and I don’t apologize of it.”
Pence’s comments were made while he pointed to the urgency of selecting the next Supreme Court justices.
“While we’re choosing a president for the next four years, this next president will make decisions that will impact our Supreme Court for the next 40,” Pence continued.
Mike Pence just promised that Roe v. Wade would be overturned if Trump is elected. So there's a nice thought for your weekend.
— John Iadarola (@johniadarola) July 30, 2016
Nice of Mike Pence to admit aloud what we all know:If elected, Roe v Wade is toast.
— (((Jinxe))) (@jinxeptor) July 30, 2016
You disgust me, @mike_pence You want Roe v. Wade "consigned to the ash heap of history"? I hope your farce of a candidacy gets there first.
— Katy Schamberger (@KatyWrites) July 29, 2016
“Go tell your neighbors and your friends, for the sake of the rule of law, for the sake of sanctity of life, for the sake of our 2nd Amendment, for the sake of all our other God-given liberties, we must ensure the next president appointing justices to the Supreme Court is Donald Trump,” he added.
Regardless of Trump’s waffling on abortion, he’s promised to only appoint anti-abortion justices to the Supreme Court should he become president.