Pence to deliver speech on abortion amid Supreme Court fight
Former vice-president Mike penceMichael (Mike) Richard PencePence leads New Hampshire fundraiser: Biden report briefly transfers power to Harris as he undergoes colonoscopy GOP leader’s marathon speech forces House Democrats to vote MORE will deliver a speech on the abortion debate later this month ahead of Supreme Court arguments on Mississippi’s abortion law.
Pence will speak at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on November 30, the day before the High Court begins hearing arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which bans the procedure after 15 weeks.
The former vice president will be joined by Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion group, for a fireside chat after the speech, according to a statement which was first seen by The Hill. .
Pence has been vocally pro-life throughout his political career and became the first vice president to address the annual March for Life in 2017.
“Few of us understand the issues better than Vice President Mike Pence, who has fought for years to restore the right to life to our right and served in the most pro-life administration in history. “said Dannenfelser. his unwavering belief that life is winning in America. Science clearly shows that unborn children are human and can experience pain at 15 weeks. “
News of his remarks comes as both sides of the abortion debate brace for oral arguments over Mississippi law. The law threatens the position of Roe v. Wade, who legalized abortion in the United States
The Supreme Court is also reviewing Texas’ controversial six-week abortion ban, which was debated in court on November 1.
Last week, the Susan B. Anthony List launched a $ 2.5 million TV and digital ad buy from DC. Meanwhile, abortion rights groups are gearing up to make the procedural debate a major issue in the midterm elections. NARAL Pro-Choice America announced Tuesday that it is endorsing 12 House Democrats ahead of the 2022 contests.
A Washington Post-ABC News poll released last week found that 60% of Americans believe the Supreme Court should uphold Roe v. Wade, while 27% think it should be canceled.