President Trump is set to be the first U.S. president in history to attend the March for Life rally in Washington, D.C.
March for Life is the largest pro-life rally in the country as hundreds of thousands of participants flood the streets of the nation’s capital to express their support for the unborn. Many of the marchers also meet with members of Congress and encourage pro-life legislation.
President of March for Life Jeanne Mancini announced Trump’s attendance in a statement on the organization’s website.
“We are deeply honored to welcome President Trump to the 47th annual March for Life. He will be the first president in history to attend and we are so excited for him to experience in person how passionate our marchers are about life and protecting the unborn,” she said, before listing many of the president’s pro-life accomplishments.
“From the appointment of pro-life judges and federal workers, to cutting taxpayer funding for abortions here and abroad, to calling for an end to late-term abortions, President Trump and his Administration have been consistent champions for life and their support for the March for Life has been unwavering,” Mancini continued. “We are grateful for all these pro-life accomplishments and look forward to gaining more victories for life in the future.
Hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans made their voices heard this month. We are a pro-life generation. Thank you for marching for life!
— March for Life (@March_for_Life) January 31, 2019
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) January 23, 2020
President Trump previously participated in the 2018 March for Life rally via a video-call from the Rose Garden, becoming the first U.S. President to do so. Vice President Mike Pence also attended the event.
“This is a movement founded on love and grounded in the nobility and dignity of every human life,” Trump said to the march attendees, the Daily Wire reports. “When we look into the eyes of a newborn child, we see the beauty and the human soul and the majesty of God’s creation. We know that every life has meaning and that every life is worth protecting. As president, I will always defend the first right in our Declaration of Independence — the right to life.”
“I want to thank Americans who traveled all across the country to march for life, and I especially want to thank so many young people who give us hope for the future,” he added at the time. “Together, we will work to save the lives of unborn children, so they have a chance to live and to love, to thrive and to dream, and to bless our nation and reach their full and glorious potential.”
BREAKING:@realDonaldTrump will be the first president to speak LIVE at the March For Life in Washington DC
This is the most pro-life president in history
This is why 2020 matters
The president is standing up for the millions of unborn children killed since 1973
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) January 22, 2020