During the Vice Presidential Debate on October 7, Vice President Mike Pence declared he was proud of being a "pro-life" candidate, referencing his hardline stance on abortion.
Mike Pence: "I couldn't be more proud to serve as vice president to a president who stands without apology for the… https://t.co/8yU3KcuNoS— CBS News (@CBS News)1602123077.0
Shortly after Pence said this on national TV, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to push back against the idea that he is truly "pro-life."
While the Vice President hasn't been shy about his desire to ban abortion, he also supports a litany of policies which would strip the rights of women and make life harder for any children who are carried to term.
Just to be clear: there is nothing “pro-life” about denying people comprehensive sexual education, making birth con… https://t.co/bt2R6fyLei— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1602130469.0
For a "pro-life" candidate, Mike Pence sure has hurt a lot of children's lives.
@AOC https://t.co/L5N94JPV0A— 🎃 Imani Gandy Corn 🎃 (@🎃 Imani Gandy Corn 🎃)1602169850.0
@AOC I cannot remember where I got this, but it is true and the law. So this anti abortion bs is null and void to m… https://t.co/vu1iLVGFYU— Laura Lively (@Laura Lively)1602130993.0
Twitter lined up behind AOC to support her point.
Most supposed "pro-life" advocates seem to think life stops at birth.
Or at least their ability to care does.
@AOC They're not pro life. They're pro birth. If I were to get pregnant I'd be risking my life. I've already done… https://t.co/PZuA441CNt— Lindsay ♿️✡️ (@Lindsay ♿️✡️)1602130702.0
@AOC Amazing how suddenly “big government” is great if it’s about policing women’s bodies. Any other sort of health… https://t.co/JFtF4Jy7PW— DanShooter (@DanShooter)1602158994.0
@AOC They're pro-forced birth. Not pro-life. It is very clear they don't care about life as they dismiss the Covid… https://t.co/HLudje69UC— Stanzyck (@Stanzyck)1602130554.0
Many online felt unborn fetuses were more important to Mike Pence than living, breathing women.
@AOC @AkilahObviously Nothing pro life about involuntary hysterectomies.— Trick or Tony Choi (@Trick or Tony Choi)1602135421.0
@AOC Amazing how pro-lifers never want to address a broken healthcare system. https://t.co/1aWyjHHemD— Mon'Stache (@Mon'Stache)1602130639.0
Studies have shown for decades banning abortion does not stop abortions from happening.
So perhaps what politicians like Mike Pence actually want is to punish women.
@or_tasha @MsG_NotMeUs @AOC I don’t even think they care about the baby being born; I think they resent having to f… https://t.co/TPzVvBMv97— Justin Watson (@Justin Watson)1602160611.0
@AOC @Analisa_Swan Thank you— Lea Thompson (@Lea Thompson)1602137741.0
@AOC @bobhasdogsagain https://t.co/Jy5d273p5D— Ms.Miller (@Ms.Miller)1602131852.0
The pro-life movement is deeply tied to religion, something our founding fathers were wary of while writing the Constitution.
@AOC @Daftadil Also are ppl forgetting about separatation between church and state... as a social worker I would be… https://t.co/DDXipLED2M— Elyse🌻 (@Elyse🌻)1602132217.0
@AOC Exactly. Plus they don’t really compete when it comes to reducing/eliminating abortions. https://t.co/ew5JVVhhdx— Patrick Podenski (@Patrick Podenski)1602147354.0
If Mike Pence wants to be "pro-life," perhaps he should support legislation that actually improves the lives of women and children, like the ones sitting in cages.
Until then, it's only pro-forced pregnancy and pro-birth.