It’s not an outside chance that two old white men will ensure women’s right to abortion access is invalidated.
One of these men, GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, tried to pass a bill as Governor of Indiana, in March, which would have required that aborted fetuses receive funerals. The other, Donald Trump (I believe you’ve met), has changed his public stance on abortion eight times, according to the Washington Post, and has in general taken a slightly more liberal stance on the issue than the Republican Party line, saying in April that he is in favor of an abortion ban that permits exceptions for rape, incest, and to save the life of the mother. Trump did not mention abortion during his hour-and-15-minute-long speech at the Republican National Convention.
“I’m pro-life,” Pence asserted, “and I don’t apologize of it.”
The remark was made during a disquisition on the importance of electing Trump for the purposes of stacking the Supreme Court in favor of Republican policies.
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 said. “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.”