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Pence says he wants to see Roe v. Wade overturned, hasn't discussed it with Kavanaugh

Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday he personally wants to see Roe v. Wade overturned, but has not talked about abortion rights with President Trump's conservative Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

"I stand for the sanctity of life," Pence told CNN's Dana Bash on Tuesday. "This administration, this president, are pro-life, but what the American people ought to know is that, as the president said today, this is not an issue he discussed with Judge Kavanaugh. I didn't discuss it with him either."

While campaigning in 2016, Pence, a conservative Christian, said he wants to see Roe v. Wade on "the ash heap of history," and he told Bash while his hope is for it to be overturned, "I haven't been nominated to the Supreme Court." Pence didn't just talk about abortion — he also said that "of course there's a plan" to reunite immigrant families separated at the border, and the government knows where all of the children are located.