Vice President of the United StatesElected to Office: 11-8-2016
Who is Mike Pence?
Mike Pence has spent his career leading efforts to restrict reproductive rights, first as a member of Congress and later as governor of Indiana. Since joining the White House, Pence has repeatedly attacked reproductive health care access and has helped fill the administration with others who share his views.
“I long for the day that Roe v. Wade is sent to the ash heap of history.”
Here is what Mike Pence controls
The White House (Executive Branch of the Federal Government)
The White House is responsible for carrying out and enforcing laws. It includes the president of the United States, vice president, Cabinet, and Executive Office of the President. The vice president is the second highest executive branch officer, after the president. The role of vice president has evolved over recent decades to serve as a close adviser to the president, including helping the president to identify and achieve policy goals.
Background on Mike Pence
In 2017, Mike Pence cast the deciding vote to urge states to slash protections for Title X — the only federal program dedicated to helping people with low incomes access affordable birth control and other preventive reproductive health care, including STI services and cancer screenings.LEARN MORE
At the 2019 Conservative Political Action Conference (C-PAC), Mike Pence echoed President Trump’s lies about abortion later in pregnancy, and he praised the president for pushing policies that restrict women from accessing abortion safely and legally. Pence’s rhetoric supports the administration’s overall agenda of working to outlaw abortion, with the aim of winning over the country’s minority of anti-abortion voters.Rewire News
As governor of Indiana, Mike Pence signed every abortion restriction bill that passed his desk.LEARN MORE
Despite strong opposition against it, Mike Pence signed legislation to allow Indiana business owners to use religion as an excuse to discriminate against LGBTQ people.CNN
As an Indiana representative, Mike Pence introduced the very first piece of federal legislation to "defund" Planned Parenthood. “Defunding” is a misnomer that means blocking patients who rely on government-funded health care from accessing preventive services — like birth control and STD testing — at Planned Parenthood health centers.Vox
In Indiana, Mike Pence’s policies as governor made a preventable HIV epidemic worse.LEARN MORE