Mike Pence became the first U.S. vice president to visit a pro-life pregnancy center while serving in office when he and his daughter, Charlotte, entered A Woman's Place in Pinellas Park, Florida.
During their visit, Pence said he met a woman named Kia Farrell and her young son who received help from A Woman's Place. Farrell had considered having an abortion but changed her mind because of the unconditional support pro-lifers demonstrated toward her.
"The pro-life movement is defined by generosity, compassion, and love for women and unborn children," Pence said in a speech afterward at the Starkey Road Baptist Church. "Life is winning because of the compassion and love that have been shown to women facing crisis pregnancies all across this country now and for decades."
Pence applauded the work that pro-life pregnancy clinics like A Woman's Place are doing for thousands of mothers and babies across the country.
The vice president emphasized that President Trump will "always stand for life" and will continue to fight for free speech and religious freedom, including those who are pro-life.
"As Republicans continue to support important pro-life policies, Democrats are bowing to the most radical elements of their party and refusing to protect babies still in their mother's womb," Pence said. "The American people cherish the right to life, and we will stand in this movement until we restore the right to life at the center of American life. I believe it with all my heart."