- Kylie Jenner criticized for yet another expensive car post Thursday 5:57 PM
- Apex Legends became a major Pornhub search in 2019 Thursday 5:15 PM
- CBS accidentally interviewed InfoWars host as regular Trump supporter Thursday 4:31 PM
- TLC accused of fatphobia, fetishization with show about ‘mixed-weight’ couples Thursday 3:41 PM
- Betting odds show KSI could fight FaZe Sensei, Jake Paul, or Justin Bieber next Thursday 3:20 PM
- Nick Cannon releases another thirsty Eminem diss track Thursday 2:59 PM
- Dogs at polling stations are helping bark out the vote in the U.K. Thursday 1:00 PM
- Streamers dominated Pornhub searches in 2019 Thursday 12:59 PM
- Pro and anti-boot factions emerge in wake of ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ trailer Thursday 12:31 PM
- The ‘Rise of Skywalker’ press tour has turned into a rehash of ‘The Last Jedi’ Thursday 12:18 PM
- What’s in a TikTok username? Thursday 12:00 PM
- All four of 2020’s Marvel/DC movies are directed by women Thursday 11:57 AM
- Jeremy Corbyn Rickrolls everyone ahead of British election Thursday 10:18 AM
- Trisha Paytas denies accidentally exposing herself on TikTok Thursday 10:04 AM
- Report: Barr wants tech antitrust probe wrapped up in 2020 Thursday 9:59 AM
Speaking on Friday at the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., Vice President Mike Pence reaffirmed President Donald Trump‘s commitment to restricting access to abortion. Pence was the first-ever vice president to ever speak at the march in its 44-year history.
Pence, who passed anti-abortion legislation during his time as governor of Indiana, opened to the crowd by quoting the Founding Fathers—more specifically, the Declaration of Independence—and their pledge of, “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” March attendees cheered at his mention of “life” throughout the few minutes he spoke.
Discussing Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the U.S., Pence said the court “turned away from these timeless ideals” of anti-abortion. But now, three decades later, “life is winning in America,” he said, a rallying phrase he repeated.
Pence solidified Trump’s anti-abortion stance by saying the administration will commit to ending taxpayer funding of abortion and abortion providers. He also repeated Trump’s plan to announce his Supreme Court pick—who “will uphold the God-given liberties enshrined in our Constitution”—next week.
Trump himself, however, has already made his commitment to anti-abortion policies clear. On Monday, just one day after Roe v. Wade‘s 44th anniversary, he reissued the global gag rule, which blocks government funding to international NGOs that provide abortion as an option for reproductive health.
Presidential advisor KellyAnne Conway also spoke to March for Life attendees, saying that the anti-abortion movement embraces women with unplanned pregnancies. Despite this, experts say that policies that restrict abortion access lead to unsafe, illegal abortions, with 68,000 women dying from unsafe abortions every year.
Samantha Grasso is a former IRL staff writer for the Daily Dot with a reporting emphasis on immigration. Her work has appeared on Los Angeles Magazine, Death And Taxes, Revelist, Texts From Last Night, Austin Monthly, and she has previously contributed to Texas Monthly.