At March for Life, Sen. Daines Announces First Pro-Life Caucus in Senate

By Emily Ward | January 18, 2019 | 3:23 PM EST

Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.)
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( -- At the 46th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Jan. 18, Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) announced he had formed the first pro-life caucus in U.S. Senate history.

“I’m very proud to announce that I have founded the first ever pro-life caucus in the United States Senate,” Daines said, to loud cheers from the crowds gathered on the National Mall.


“This pro-life caucus, and our new expanded pro-life majority – thank God in November we sent more pro-life senators to the United States Senate – and that’s thanks to you – that will allow us to accelerate the momentum of the past two years in protecting and defending life,” he said.

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Sen. Daines’s announcement came just minutes after President Donald Trump announced his intention to veto any legislation that attempted to weaken pro-life protections.

Sen. Daines joined tens of thousands of Americans who were gathered in the nation’s capital to peacefully protest legalized abortion. On Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade legalized abortion across-the-board throughout the United States.

Each year since 1974 Americans have gathered on the steps of the Supreme Court to support life. This year, the official theme of the March for Life is “Unique from Day One: Pro-Life is Pro-Science.”

The congressman also reaffirmed his belief in the science behind the pro-life movement.

“I’m the only chemical engineer in Congress, and if you want to have a debate on the science, I’m ready to have it,” Sen. Daines said. “The science is clear. Life begins at conception. And because of that, every life must be valued, and every life must be protected.”

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