Pence hits Harris over abortion remarks: ‘How dare you?’

Former Vice President Mike Pence blasted Vice President Harris in a speech Thursday over her support of abortion rights as the Supreme Court appears poised to overturn Roe v. Wade.

On Tuesday at an EMILY’s List conference, Harris chastised Republicans who aim to restrict abortions. 

“Those Republicans leaders who are trying to weaponize the use of the law against women — how dare they?” she asked. “How dare they tell a woman what she can do and cannot do with her own body? How dare they? How dare they try to stop her from determining her own future? How dare they try to deny women their rights and their freedoms?”  

Pence, at a gala for the Carolina Pregnancy Center, responded to Harris’s comments saying “62 million unborn boys and girls ended in abortion” since Roe v. Wade was decided. 

After declaring that “America is making a comeback,” Pence cited the fact that “five justices on the Supreme Court may soon send Roe v. Wade to the ash heap of history where it belongs,” as evidence. “So be confident,” Pence told the graduating class.

Pence — widely known for his ardent anti-abortion stance — responded to the vice president’s comments by stating that “62 million unborn boys and girls ended in abortion” since the advent of Roe v. Wade.

“Since 1973, generations of mothers enduring heartbreaking and loss that can last a lifetime. Madame Vice President, how dare you?” the former vice president retorted while speaking at an event for the Carolina Pregnancy Center.

He continued: “My hope, and frankly my prayer, is that those five justices on the Supreme Court have the courage of their convictions and will give us a fresh start on life in America.”

Pence encouraged the anti-abortion leaders to continue the fight in halting abortion procedures, while at the same time decrying the leak itself.

“We must remain steadfast,” he said on Thursday. “The decision is not final. So I want to encourage you to keep praying.”

He added: “No matter what happens in the coming weeks, the pro-abortion left will not succeed. The Supreme Court of the United States will not be intimidated and we will never stop fighting for the sanctity of life.”

Source: The Hill and The Insider