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Tuesday, January 01, 2019 02:36 PM

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Vice President Mike Pence Addresses Convention Of Religious Broadcasters In Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Vice President Mike Pence is telling anti-abortion advocates that President Donald Trump is keeping his word on opposing abortion, calling him the "most pro-life president in American history."

Pence relayed the message to an anti-abortion group during a convention of religious broadcasters.

Pence cited several gains for the anti-abortion movement. He said he was proud to cast the tie-breaking vote last March on a law letting states deny federal family planning money to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.

He said opposition continues from abortion rights advocates. He cited a January vote in which the Senate doomed legislation designed to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with only three Democrats voting for it. Two Republicans voted no.

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson also attended Tuesday.