Mike Pence Would Like to Remind You That He Hates Abortion - 2020-09-01
Pence, a diehard abortion opponent who has called himself a "born-again evangelical Catholic," is the first sitting vice president to visit a "crisis pregnancy center," a place that aims to convince people to continue their pregnancies. He stopped by one such center in Florida last month as part of his ongoing tour with the Susan B. Anthony List, a steadfast supporter of President Donald Trump. And on Thursday, he's heading to another one, in Raleigh, North Carolina.
These types of centers, numbering in the thousands in the U.S., tend to be faith-based and usually offer services like pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and supplies for caring for a baby. But they refuse to refer or perform abortions, and some do not offer hormonal birth control.
Supporters of abortion rights have accused these centers of sometimes masquerading as abortion clinics — by setting up shop near a clinic or using "pro-choice"-style language — and trying to mislead the pregnant people who walk through their doors.