Former Vice President Mike Pence recently joined Focus on the Family for a wide-ranging and insightful interview on the Focus on the Family’s Daily Broadcast.
The former vice president sat down to discuss his Christian faith, his passion for the pro-life cause, and his convictions on the importance of religious freedom with Tim Goeglein, Focus’ Vice President of External and Government Affairs.
Goeglein began by asking the vice president how, as a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, a former state governor, and then as vice president, his faith has changed or grown.
“For us, our family, our relationship with Christ is everything,” Pence said. “It’s where everything begins. It’s where our best days begin. And as our life has changed, and our family has changed, that hasn’t changed.”
Goeglein then asked about Pence’s passionate pro-life convictions.
“In fact, the pro-life issue had led you into politics, even though the issue in one sense should not even be political. What are you and Karen doing now as private citizens to advance the cause of human life?” Goeglein asked.
“For me to have been a part of a season of service, where I was able to author the first legislation to defund Planned Parenthood in the Congress, where we were able to pass pro-life legislation that made it all the way to the Supreme Court, expand adoption in Indiana when I was governor, was deeply meaningful,” Vice President Pence answered.
“It is hard to describe, uh, the sense of privilege I felt being vice president in the most pro-life administration in American history. I mean, I saw this administration from day one, stand without apology for the sanctity of life. And not only in policies like, making sure taxpayer dollars were not being used to fund abortion at home and abroad, but also in the way we protected conscience rights of doctors and nurses around the country and stood for religious liberty.”
Pence also mentioned the importance of the nomination and confirmation of three justices to the United States Supreme Court, who may all soon be vital in the court’s potential decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“My hope and my prayer, is that that draft decision will soon become the majority opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States, that we’ll send Roe v. Wade to the ash heap of history and give America a new beginning on the right to life,” Pence stated.
If you would like to listen to the entire interview with former Vice President Mike Pence, titled Optimism, Faith and Freedom in America, click here. In it, you’ll hear about Vice President Pence’s Christian faith, his bold and passionate defense of preborn life, and his discussion of the importance of religious freedom in America.
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