Pence Calls For National Minimum National Standard For Abortion Bans

( – Former Vice President Mike Pence recently discussed abortion during an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash in which he took the opportunity to make his stance clear to the network’s left-leaning audience. Pence told Bash that he makes no apologies for being pro-life, touting the overturning of Roe v. Wade that was made possible by Supreme Court justice appointments during the Trump administration.

He told Bash that he thinks federal lawmakers should begin working on a “minimum national standard” for abortions, which he believes should be a ban after 15 weeks of pregnancy. He claimed that most Americans support a 15-week threshold and that he would be pushing for legislation to come to his desk if he is elected president.

Pence also told Bash about the exceptions to the 15 weeks, which he said should include “rape, incest, and the life of the mother.” He made clear that ectopic pregnancies fall into the category of the life of the mother, as an ectopic pregnancy is not viable and could potentially harm the mother. His stance on abortion exceptions is the same as former President Trump’s, which Trump discussed during his speech at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s annual convention on the one-year anniversary of the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Trump has said on several occasions that the pro-life movement has the upper hand now and will be able to negotiate when writing abortion laws.

South Carolina Senator and presidential candidate Tim Scott is also on board with a 15-week federal ban, while Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stands behind the new 6-week ban that he signed into law. Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has spoken mostly about making sure that taxpayers were not footing the bill for abortions but said that he would support a congressional bill that restricts abortions if he is elected as president. Vivek Ramaswamy has said in the past that he would not support a federal abortion ban, as he believes that the states should decide, but made clear that he is a pro-life candidate.

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