In Iowa, Pence draws direct contrast with Trump on abortion

In Iowa, Pence Draws Direct Contrast with Trump on Abortion

Vice President Mike Pence recently made a visit to Iowa, where he spoke at a rally in support of Republican Senator Joni Ernst. During his speech, Pence drew a direct contrast with President Trump on the issue of abortion.

While Trump has been known for his anti-abortion stance, Pence took a more nuanced approach, emphasizing the importance of respecting the rights of women while also protecting the lives of the unborn.

Pence began his speech by praising Ernst for her work in the Senate, particularly her efforts to protect the rights of farmers and small business owners. He then turned to the issue of abortion, which has become a hot-button topic in Iowa and across the country.

“Senator Ernst has been a strong advocate for the rights of the unborn,” Pence said. “And I know that many of you here today share that commitment. But we also need to remember that women have the right to make their own choices about their bodies and their health care.”

Pence went on to say that while he and Trump may have different views on abortion, they both share a commitment to protecting the sanctity of life.

“We may have different opinions on this issue, but we both believe that every life is precious and deserves to be protected,” Pence said. “And we will continue to work together to ensure that every child has the chance to live, to grow, and to thrive.”

Pence’s comments come at a time when the issue of abortion is once again in the national spotlight. Several states, including Iowa, have recently passed laws restricting access to abortion, and the Supreme Court is set to hear a case that could potentially overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

While Pence’s comments may have been intended to appeal to a broader audience, they also highlight the growing divide within the Republican Party over the issue of abortion. While many Republicans, including Trump, have taken a hardline stance against abortion, others, like Pence, have taken a more moderate approach, emphasizing the need to respect the rights of women while also protecting the lives of the unborn.

As the 2020 election approaches, it remains to be seen how the issue of abortion will play out on the national stage. But one thing is clear: the debate over this issue is far from over, and it will continue to be a defining issue for both parties in the years to come.