Back in March 2017, our Vice President Mike Pence made the deciding vote on a measure to allow states to withhold federal funds from Planned Parenthood, breaking the 50-50 tie vote and pushing the measure through.
On Thursday, Pence called this one of the greatest honors of his entire career.
“I don’t know if I have had a greater honor than to cast the tie breaking vote to defund Planned Parenthood,” spoke VP Pence to a women’s organization gala at Trump International Hotel in D.C.
The Trump administration has just succeeded in cutting off Planned Parenthood from receiving Title X federal funding, dealing a millions-of-dollars blow to the pro-abortion clinics.
Speaking on this, Pence continued,
“I couldn’t be more proud to serve as vice president for a president who stands without apology for the sanctity of human life. This president will always stand for the unalienable right to life.”
You got that right!
For some background on Pence's tie-breaker decision that pushed forward a crucial pro-life measure, USA Today said:
Vice President Pence cast a tie-breaking Senate vote Thursday to pass legislation that will allow states to withhold federal funds from Planned Parenthood and other health care providers that perform abortions.
The measure, which now goes to President Trump for his signature, dismisses an Obama-era rule banning states from denying federal funds to such organizations.
Pence's vote was needed to break a 50-50 tie. Republicans Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska broke with their party, voting against the measure.
Republicans have said the Obama rule should be overturned to allow states the right to steer funds away from abortion providers, if they choose.
Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said the measure reverses a rule that "attempted to empower federal bureaucrats in Washington and silence our states."
Speaking on Pence's reference to this defining moment as one of his greatest honors, The Daily Caller stated:
Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that he has never had “a greater honor than to cast the tie-breaking vote to defund Planned Parenthood.”
The vice president of the United States spoke at a gala celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Concerned Women for America (CWA), an organization which is “the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization” focused on bringing Christian principles into public policy. The gala took place at Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Pence applauded the Trump administration’s efforts to defend the right to life and spoke to his own excitement in defunding Planned Parenthood, saying, “Life and liberty are winning in America again.”
“I don’t know if I have had a greater honor than to cast the tie breaking vote to defund Planned Parenthood,” Pence said, referring to his March 2017 tie-breaking vote, passing a measure allowing states to without federal funds from the organization.
“I couldn’t be more proud to serve as vice president for a president who stands without apology for the sanctity of human life,” Pence added.
The vice president emphasized both his and Trump’s commitment to abolishing abortion in the United Staes, saying “This president will always stand for the unalienable right to life.”