Pro-Life Pence Says “This Will Be the Generation that Restores Life in America”… What Do You Think?

Pro-Life Pence Says “This Will Be the Generation that Restores Life in America”… What Do You Think?

Pro-Life Pence Says “This Will Be the Generation that Restores Life in America”… What Do You Think?

On Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence spoke about the Trump administration’s attempts to fight abortion and said that he, himself, believed the gruesome practice would end within our generation.

Pence was giving the speech at a pro-life lunch put on by the Susan B. Anthony List & Life Institute. Here’s the video:

In his speech, Pence says things that have emboldened the pro-life right and infuriated (or terrified) the pro-abortion left:

  • “I know in my heart of hearts this will be the generation that restores life in America.”
  • “If all of us do all we can, we can once again, in our time, restore the sanctity of life to the center of American law.”
  •  “Life is winning in America once again.”
  • “I urge you on, but I do so with confidence, with confidence that… good news is around the corner in America.”

The response to Pence from pro-abortion liberals has been colorful. Here are some such voices from Reddit:

“I’m not sure he’s ever had the courage to speak to a woman.”

“Over my dead body. I’d honestly rather die fighting than lose bodily autonomy for half the population.”

“Mike Pence admittedly hears voices.” [This is in reference to the media story revolving around Omarosa Manigault Newman saying Pence yearns to hear God’s voice and act accordingly].

“Yup, end legal abortion. Then we’ll see more women having shady back alley surgeries and others throwing themselves down [expletive] stairs. “Pro-Life” amirite?”

“Rich chicks get to have a nice trip to europe, while a poor woman will go to prison. White christian justice.”

“Ya’ll Qaeda is at it again!”

“Pence’s entire existence should have ended with an abortion, ironically enough.”

“Wake me up when religion stops turning humans into idiots.”

“Can you repeat that in Russian for the folks in the back, comrade?”

“Gotta keep em alive so they can die at the hands of patriotic gun totin school shooters.”

“So no point banning guns because criminals will get them anyway, but abortions? Ban away!”

“Pence is looking like absolute [expletive] in this photograph. I imagine having to be VP to trump has about the same effect as that scene from The Mummy where dude gets his life force sucked out.”

“Prepare for the Pence Theocracy!”

“Remember, this guy actually believes the end of the world will be a good thing for Evangelicals.”

Let me just say, real quick, that I don’t lightly recommend reading extremely pro-choice online threads if you are pro-life. It’s heartbreaking to see the vast delusion over– or flat-out acceptance of– the institutionalized murder that is modern abortion. Such threads are also places where pro-life voices are heavily attacked and even censored. For example, in the above thread, a pro-lifer expresses support for Mike Pence, then gets insulted by a couple of pro-choicers who imply that they’ve gotten the pro-lifer so over a barrel with their rhetoric that the pro-lifer won’t respond. Then, when the pro-lifer actually does respond, he/she is so heavily downvoted by other Reddit users that their comment becomes hidden based on the site’s standards. All that said, I do recommend looking at what far-left pro-abortion groups talk about online, if only to know how to respond to their qualms with logical pro-life solutions. I’m just saying, if you look at their conversations, be prepared to be extremely sad. And if you participate in their conversations, be prepared to be abused and/or shut down.

Pence is despised by the pro-choice left because he is so adamant about preserving life. Because I’m so horrified by abortion practices in the U.S., Mike Pence is my favorite person in the Trump White House. I know Pence is a real ally to the pro-life cause, and if he could have his way, he’d make abortion illegal right this moment.

But there’s no guarantee Pence is right in his prediction that legal abortion will end in our generation. Yes, I believe now, more than ever, that abortion could be significantly restricted in America. That is to say, I used to believe that there was no hope of ever reducing abortion through legal means, but then things started happening. We got a new president who’s had surprisingly conservative policy on abortion and nominated a fabulous supreme court justice and other life-affirming judges to courts. Also, it seems like a ton of young people understand late-term abortion is an awful practice. The political tide just might be turning, after all.

But, again, there’s no guarantee that we can or will legally restrict abortion in the States. If we do, that will be a long term goal and commitment. It’s not like it’s going to happen tomorrow. And it’s not like any abortion restrictions will go unchallenged if they are, indeed, adopted in the States.

Long term goals and commitments are paired beautifully with short term goals and commitments. The vision of a future where the United States restricts (or, God-willing, bans) abortion is a beautiful vision indeed. But what can we do in the meantime to ensure that the pro-life cause is advancing? What can we do right now to stop abortions if we can’t stop them through legal means?

The answer: change people’s hearts. If you can’t change laws, change hearts.

How do we change hearts about abortion? It’s not easy. You’re not going to be able to change the hearts of people who are already sold out to the pro-choice agenda. That’s why it’s so hard to read threads related to abortion on super liberal sites like Reddit: conversation there just feels so hopeless.

What’s not hopeless, though, is reaching out to people whose minds can be changed. Thankfully, technology can help open-minded people understand that the contents of a pregnant woman’s uterus is not merely a clump of cells. Ultrasound technology shows, inarguably, that a first or second trimester fetus is a real, animated, living baby.

One charity that focuses on doing exactly this is Save the Storks:

Members of this faith-based charity ride around the country in vans (“Stork buses”) equipped with ultrasound tech and try to intercept pregnant women before they go into abortion clinics. Save the Storks uses ultrasound tech to show pregnant women the tiny humans they carry, even in states where doctors cannot be compelled to show a woman an ultrasound of her baby before an abortion.

Ultrasound tech is like a window into a woman’s body. It reveals truth about what abortion really is. Truth appeals to hearts that are open.

Save the Storks says that “4 out of 5 women who board a Stork Bus choose life for their baby.” The charity also offers support to pregnant women and works closely with pregnancy centers. Save the Storks is a relatively new charity and deserves every bit of attention and support it can get. 

The fact that the tide of popular opinion might be turning against abortion is cause for us pro-lifers to challenge the horrific practice of abortion even more, and in doing so, appeal to softening hearts. Hopefully, Vice President Pence is right. Hopefully, most of us live to see a day where abortion is restricted or illegal.

What is certain, however, is this: we can change hearts even if we can’t (yet) change laws.

Both causes should be a pro-lifer’s calling.

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  • GWB says:

    One of the best ways to change minds is to “stop” talking just about abortion and address holistically all those situations the pro-aborts use to twist people’s minds and hearts.

    IOW, talk about that poor single mother of two, who now, unexpectedly, has another one on the way. Talk about how you want to help her: support her during her pregnancy, adopt the child if she wants, connect her with groups that will help her avoid the situation in the future and ones that will help her climb out of the hole she’s in.
    Talk about that rape victim and how you will help find and prosecute and lock away her rapist, while also helping her through her pregnancy, adopting the child if that’s what she wants, and helping her to get control of her life once again, and working through any feelings of shame and to see joy in the child.
    Talk about that young girl who will “have to drop out” because of her pregnancy. Talk about how you can help her continue her studies, and get back into the program after the birth. Talk about how she can still be a good mom while also finishing her education.

    Thank you Kendall for bringing this charity to our attention. I applaud them.
    But be aware that people will try to use this against us – “See? They just want to stop the abortion. They don’t care about the woman and her problems. They abandon her after the baby is born.”
    I know we don’t (and this charity does not) just care about the baby. But to change the hearts and minds we need to make sure we address it holistically. We have to make sure that the people whose hearts and minds we’re aiming to change know that we want to actually help the woman, if we can.

  • Timmy says:

    Feminists always carp that in the uk two women per week are killed by the men they live with. Women have killed 25 million little girls in the last 30 years.

    Who is more dangerous to females, men or women. Drops mic.

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