“Save the babies and we will save America,” he said, adding, “As the old book says, there are many more with us than with them.”
Speaking at the rally a day earlier, Mr. Pence called on the entire 2024 Republican presidential field to pledge support for a national abortion ban after 15 weeks — a ban more extreme than anything Mr. Trump has supported to date.
David Porter, 64, a Republican from Newport News, Virginia, who wore a “Walk With Jesus” hat at the rally, praised Trump for his mark on the judiciary.
“He’s my husband now,” he said.
During his speech on Saturday night, Mr. Trump tried several times to connect with the faith community and said it was under attack, just as he was.
“Together we are warriors in a righteous crusade to stop the arsonists, the atheists, the globalists and the Marxists,” he said.
Each charge, he added, was a “great sign of courage.”
“I’m being sued for you,” he said.
Mr. Trump’s alliance with the Christian right is a study in political expediency, one that has paid miraculous dividends for both.
In 2016, evangelical voters helped Trump to consecutive Republican primary victories in South Carolina and other key states, paving his way to the nomination and eventually the presidency.