Pence Blisters RNC

Mike Pence

(DCWatchdog.com) – Finding a new occasion to remind the nation of himself, former Vice President Mike Pence, a steadfast advocate for social conservatism and anti-abortion policies, has expressed his dissatisfaction with the Republican National Committee’s new position on abortion.

Pence’s position signals a further rift with his former superior, former President Donald Trump, National Review reports.

On Tuesday, Pence voiced his “profound disappointment” over the GOP’s 2024 platform alterations, which omitted the commitment to pursue a nationwide ban on abortion.

“The RNC platform is a profound disappointment to the millions of pro-life Republicans that have always looked to the Republican Party to stand for life,” Pence stated.

“Now is not the time to surrender any ground in the fight for the right to life. The 2024 platform removed historic pro-life principles that have long been the foundation of the platform,” he lamented further.

“The updated platform also cedes this fight to the states, leaving the unborn in California and Illinois to the far left’s extremist abortion policies. The right to life is not only a state issue; it is a moral issue, and our party must continue to speak with moral clarity and compassion about advancing the cause of life at the federal, state and local level,” Pence elaborated.

The revised 2024 GOP platform diverges from earlier ones by not including a national abortion ban and, instead, allowing states to decide, aligning with Trump’s stance.

The platform declares, “We proudly stand for families and Life. We believe that the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States guarantees that no person can be denied Life or Liberty without Due Process, and that the States are, therefore, free to pass Laws protecting those Rights.”

“After 51 years, because of us, that power has been given to the States and to a vote of the People. We will oppose Late Term Abortion, while supporting mothers and policies that advance Prenatal Care, access to Birth Control, and IVF (fertility treatments),” it says further.

In response to the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, which returned the jurisdiction of abortion laws to individual states after overturning Roe v. Wade, Democrats have emphasized the Republican Party’s restrictive stance on abortion.

During his tenure, Trump attributes his impact to the appointment of three conservative justices who played pivotal roles in the decision.

Moreover, Democrats have portrayed the GOP as antagonistic towards in vitro fertilization (IVF), an issue particularly sensitive to couples dealing with infertility.

Pence, who adheres to Christian values, also advocates for reasonable boundaries on IVF, influenced by his and his wife’s experiences with fertility treatments in the 1990s.

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