Trump Will be First President in History to Attend March for Life

By Michael W. Chapman | January 23, 2020 | 3:28pm EST
(Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

( -- President Donald Trump is scheduled to attend and speak at the March for Life on Friday, Jan. 24, in Washington, D.C., the first president in history to personally attend the event.

In a Jan. 22 re-Tweet about the march, the president said, "See you on Friday ... Big Crowd!"

In a statement, March for Life President Jeanne Mancini said, "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."


"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," said Mancini. 

"We are grateful for all these pro-life accomplishments and look forward to gaining more victories for life in the future," she added.

The March for Life is held every year on or around the anniversary of the Jan. 22, 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, which essentially legalized abortion nationwide and without restrictions. 

The first March for Life occurred on Jan. 22, 1974. It was decided at that time to hold the march every year until Roe v. Wade is overturned. 

A baby killed by saline-injection abortion.  (Priests for Life)
A baby killed by saline-injection abortion. (Priests for Life)

It is estimated that since 1973 there have been more than 61 million abortions in the United States. 

In addition to President Trump, other attendees and speakers at the march will include the First Lady of Louisiana Donna Hutto Edwards, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), Focus on the Family President Jim Daly, Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser, New Mexico Alliance for Life Founder Elisa Martinez, McLean Bible Church Pastor David Platt, Melissa Ohden, a survivor of a failed saline-infusion abortion, and Claire Culwell, a survivor of a failed surgical abortion.

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