Things You Should Know About Trump VP Mike Pence

Amy Feinstein

Later this month, Donald Trump and Mike Pence will assume the offices of President and Vice President of the United States, but outside of his home state of Indiana, which he served for over a decade, most people don't know much about Mike Pence and his political priorities. The following is information you should have about the incoming VP.

Religion is very important to Mike Pence, and he is very open in saying that most of his decisions are made with his faith in mind, according to the Inquisitr. Pence has said that one of the things he would like to handle soon after taking office is to abolish the birth control mandate. Pence does not believe that employers with religious objections should have to provide employees with birth control. Pence has said he also would like to overturn bathroom choice protection amongst the transgender community.

"We the undersigned note that you spoke out on the subject of science education and presenting students with all available information. We object to the teaching of the very controversial theory of evolution as part of the K-12 science curriculum which we regard to be unnecessary."

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Mike Pence was approached with the petition because he is known as someone who is sympathetic to religious causes. The Huffington Post says that the group wants Mike Pence to personally deliver the petition to President-elect Donald Trump and serve as their representative.

"President Trump to issue an executive order imposing a nationwide indefinite moratorium on the teaching of evolution in public schools."

"Obviously we are doing everything we can through advocacy and everything else to make sure we can continue to serve patients. But at the end of the day, this is a fight of a scale that we haven't seen before and we need to be realistic about how much is at stake."
"It is time that taxpayers are taken off the hook for supporting an organization that supports the killing of innocent children."

"The first order of business is to keep our promise to repeal Obamacare and replace it with the kind of healthcare reform that will lower the cost of health insurance without growing the size of government."

What do you think that Pence will push for first after he gets into office?

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