With all eyes on the U.S. Supreme Court, former Vice President Mike Pence said he is looking up in prayer as the justices hear oral arguments in a historic abortion case.
The justices — three of whom were appointed by former President Donald Trump — are presiding over arguments for the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which is seen as a possible legal challenge of the precedent established in 1973, when the high court granted nationwide legal cover to abortion with its decision on Roe v. Wade.
“I truly believe that, with the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court in the United States, we have a profound opportunity to have a new beginning for life,” Pence told CBN News’ David Brody.
The former vice president went on to say he interviewed each of the three justices appointed under Trump: Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch, and Amy Coney Barrett.
“I will tell you that they are men and women of integrity and conviction,” Pence explained. “I’m just gonna be joining a great chorus of Americans that will be praying that they have the courage to seize this moment for life.”
As a result of the Trump administration’s three high-court appointments, the bench now boasts a conservative majority
The case before the nine justices is a challenge to the constitutionality of Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban. Although it was enacted in 2018, the legislation was blocked after a federal court challenge. Hanging in the balance is the state’s only abortion clinic, Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which offers termination up to 16 weeks of pregnancy.
You can read more about the case here.
For additional coverage, you can listen to Wednesday’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court:
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