Pence visits Focus on Family amid change for religious right

Mike Pence plans spin through military bases in El Paso County

The officer was part of the motorcade taking Pence to the airport.

The Republican's remarks came at the 40th anniversary celebration of Focus on the Family, a conservative Christian ministry based in Colorado Springs.

"Update on our motor officer will be made available as soon as appropriate", the Colorado Springs Police said via Twitter.

The Southern Poverty Law Centre has named Focus on the Family as a hate group. Pence mentioned supporting the work of Christ's pregnancy centers across IN by donating ultrasounds, which he said "will save innocent lives".

"(Focus on the Family) has presented love and compassion to everyone of every background and experience, and has strengthened marriages", Pence said.

Pence also told the group that President Donald Trump is an "unwavering ally" of abortion opponents.




"It's a way of showing that Focus on the Family and Mike Pence stand for very restrictive, "traditional" gender roles, opposition to choice for women and anti-LGBTQ positions", Barry said.

"And this summer, when we repeal and replace Obamacare, we're going to defund Planned Parenthood once and for all", Pence promised.

Tendon CEO Mike Gordon says he's excited to host Pence and expects the vice president to discuss a manufacturing initiative.

As a protest against the administration's stances against abortion and women's rights in general, about a dozen people dressed in the red robes and white bonnets worn by "handmaids" in The Handmaid's Tale and demonstrated peacefully outside the venue, the Post reports.

"This community rejects hatred and bigotry in all its ugly forms", protest organizers wrote on Facebook.

For many evangelicals, Pence represents a champion of their values in Washington. Colorado Springs city officials will sign a resolution today that urges residents and businesses to reflect on the city's recovery.

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