This happens ever year, regardless of how miserable the January weather is. And as per usual, the crowd was estimated in the tens, possibly hundreds of thousands.
The march was kicked off by a rally on the National Mall attended by thousands, where President Donald Trump became the first U.S. president to address the March for Life.
“Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House,” Trump said. “Every life brings love into this world. Every child brings joy to a family. Every person is worth protecting.”
The president highlighted recent state-level efforts to expand abortion to include all nine months of pregnancy, singling out legislation passed in New York last year as well as controversial comments by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D).
Trump was joined on stage by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), March for Life president Jeanne Mancini, Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), and others.
Other speakers at the rally included political figures from both Republican and Democratic parties: the First Lady of Louisiana, Donna Bel Edwards; House Minority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.); Louisiana State Sen. Katrina Jackson (D); U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.); and Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List and co-chair of the Trump 2020 campaign’s pro-life coalition.
TRUMP’S SPEECH: [13:04] – Slimy CNN opined that he only did this because of the impeachment. Oh golly. And here I thought he was there to defend the unborn. Silly me.
I love how enthused the people behind him are. The one to Trump’s right is Alveda King, niece of the late, great MLK, Jr.
TRUMP’S SPEECH: [5:45] – Fox covered the March for Life! The Slime Stream Media usually ignores it as much as possible; when they can’t, because for example POTUS gives a live speech, then they denigrate it.
FACES OF CHOICE: [2:03] – An ad created for mainstream television featuring 14 survivors of attempted abortion was revealed on the main stage during the Washington D.C. March for Life, as well as along the main route on Jumbotrons.
WORTHLESS: [1:00] – This has a potent message.
CATHOLIC VOTE: The American bishops and Pope Francis both affirm that the “preeminent priority” for Catholics when voting is the protection of the child in the womb.
In 2020, the difference between the Democratic Party’s “taxpayer funded abortion on demand, throughout pregnancy, for any reason” vs. the Republican Party’s “human life begins and conception and must be protected until the moment of natural death” platforms could not be more stark.
VATICAN: [:57] – While President Trump was speaking to the March for Life, Vice President Pence and his wife were meeting with Pope Francis.
The Pences stopped in Rome on their way back to the United States from Jerusalem, where the VP attended the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, which marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Remembrance Day.