Pence’s Attack Plan To Take Trump Down

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Mike Pence, once the U.S. Vice President, recently revealed his plan to challenge ex-President Donald Trump and Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida in an upcoming Republican debate. His main contention is their reluctance to champion a blanket ban on abortion across the nation. Pence feels this is a topic that requires intervention at the federal level.

While at the Iowa State Fair, Pence remarked on the growing sentiment to let individual states handle abortion matters. This comes in the wake of the 2022 Supreme Court decision which nullified the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, eroding established constitutional protections around abortion procedures.

Pence is unwavering in his belief that addressing abortion at a nationwide scale is paramount. He’s keen to broach this pressing topic at the impending Milwaukee Republican debate, scheduled for Aug. 23.

Pence’s position aligns with the proposal to enforce a federal prohibition on abortions past 15 weeks. Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina, another Republican presidential contender, holds a similar view.

However, Trump’s perspective, favoring state-centric decisions on abortion, hasn’t been well-received among leading pro-life circles, including the Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America organization. Furthermore, Trump’s trio of Supreme Court appointees had a hand in overturning a nearly half-century-old resolution supporting federal abortion rights.

Governor DeSantis, on his part, ratified a restriction on abortions beyond six weeks in Florida, yet stopped short of calling for nationwide regulations, a decision that hasn’t gone unnoticed by prominent pro-life factions.

Currently, Trump’s participation in the Milwaukee event remains a topic of speculation.