Mike Pence Said Roe V. Wade Will Be Overturned If Trump Becomes President
The thought of Donald Trump becoming president is scary for a lot of people for a lot of reasons.
Muslims, Mexicans, poor people, black people, women... the list goes on. Basically, if you're not a rich, white male, you should be worried about the possibility of Trump becoming president.
From supporting dated gender roles to brushing aside issues of sexual assault, Trump's blatant sexism has already been in the news time and time again, and it has served as more than enough cause for concern for what life would be like for women in this country should he become president.
Now, his vice presidential nominee, Mike Pence, is giving women and anyone who supports women in this country all the more reason to not vote for Trump.
In a recent town hall meeting on Thursday, the GOP vice presidential nominee explained that, should Trump win, he will make sure Roe v. Wade is overturned.
Forgetting what Roe v. Wade is? Let me remind you. It's the landmark Supreme Court ruling that revolutionized the lives of American women by making it legal for them to get abortions.
Pence, a straight, white male, is not ashamed to voice his sentiments against the ruling.
No, really. He just said, “I'm pro-life and I don't apologize for it.”
But, that's not all. He went on to explain he wants us to "see Roe v. Wade consigned to the ash heap of history where it belongs."
Yeah, guys. He REALLY does not want women to be able get abortions.
The extremely right-leaning statements regarding abortion were likely made to appeal to his crowd. Pence was speaking to a conservative stronghold that was noted for its strong support of far right-leaning Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
Still not clear on why that's important? Let Pence remind you:
While we're choosing a president for the next four years, this next president will make decisions that will impact our Supreme Court for the next 40.
If Trump is elected, Pence promises he will be appointing strict constitutionalists, much like the late Justice Antonin Scalia. And that doesn't bode well for women.