Former Vice President Mike Pence stated Friday he anticipated to name out former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis throughout this month’s Republican presidential debate for not insisting on a nationwide abortion ban, a difficulty Pence says requires federal motion.
“My former running mate, the governor of Florida and others are suggesting that the Supreme Court returned the question of abortion to the states,” Pence told reporters while touring the Iowa State Fair on Friday. The 2022 Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade stripped away constitutional protections for the procedure.
“I truly do believe it’s vitally important that we seize the opportunity at the national level to advance protections for the right to life, and I’ll do so as president,” he added. “This is a really big issue. It will be on the stage in Milwaukee.”
Pence was referring to the Republican presidential debate scheduled for Aug. 23 in Milwaukee.
Pence has really useful federal laws that will ban abortion nationwide at 15 weeks of being pregnant, a notion fellow Republican presidential candidate Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina has additionally proposed.
Trump’s place that the legality of abortion ought to be decided by states, not the federal authorities, was sharply rebuked by prime abortion opponents, together with the Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America group. Trump’s three Supreme Court nominees voted with the bulk final yr to overturn the 49-year-old choice that acknowledged a federal abortion proper.
As governor, DeSantis has signed laws this yr banning abortion in Florida at six weeks, however has not pressed for a nationwide ban. That has additionally drawn criticism from the teams that rebuked Trump.
Trump has not stated whether or not he plans to attend the controversy in Milwaukee.