Donald Trump to address Washington March for Life

  • Donald Trump to address Washington March for Life

Donald Trump to address Washington March for Life

Vice President Mike Pence with his wife Karen Pence, left, speaks to anti-abortion supporters and participants of the annual March for Life event, during a reception in the Indian Treaty Room at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.

This year Pence introduced Trump, saying the president would 'restore the sanctity of life to the center of American law'.

Previous presidents like Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush addressed the march via phone call or recorded message.

The 45th edition of the rally, which describes itself as "the world's largest pro-life event", took place on the National Mall - with other scheduled speakers including House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Trump has previously flip-flopped on abortion, declaring himself "very pro-choice", before later insisting her was pro-life.

CHICAGO - More than 5,000 people from Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and other Midwestern states gathered January 14 in Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago for the annual March for Life Chicago commemorating the 45th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. He also preserved the Supreme Court's conservative majority by getting Justice Neil Gorsuch confirmed. "Only 12 percent of Americans support abortion on demand at any time".

Abortion-rights groups say Trump's actions amount to a sweeping rollback of reproductive rights.

Beutler said that she and her husband were told the baby had a "zero percent chance" of survival, and that most parents in their situation opt to get an abortion.

"This is part of the Trump administration's commitment to rolling back regulations that Obama administration put out to radically favor abortion", Yoest said. "And there's actually a ton of people who come from different backgrounds". "To me, this is a human rights issue".

"I want to thank every person here today and all across our country who works with such big hearts and tireless devotion to make sure that parents have the care and support they need to choose life", Trump said.

During the daily press briefing, Sanders announced the president's intention to address the thousands of pro-life advocates who will flock to Washington, D.C. this Friday.

Last year, President Trump was asked by ABC's David Muir if he could hear the Women's March.

Other speakers at the March for Life include Roman Catholic leaders; Pam Tebow, the mother of former National Football League quarterback Tim Tebow known for his conservative Christian beliefs; and several members of Congress who oppose abortion rights, including House Speaker Paul Ryan and Rep. Dan Lipinski, a Democrat from IL.