VP Mike Pence: Pro-Life Trump Administration Is ‘All About Results’
- Author: Rogelio Becker Jan 21, 2019,
Jan 21, 2019, 2:15
Crowds of participants came together amid hymns and prayers, before setting off for the US Supreme Court to demand that the justices increase the legal restrictions on access to abortion.
Abortion-rights activists ripped Trump's talking points as belonging to another century and countered that women alone should have the right to chose what to do with their bodies.
This year's march marks the 46th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision guaranteeing abortion rights in the United States.
45 years later, thousands braved the cold to attend Friday's event themed "Unique from Day One" a shift towards the message that 'pro-life is pro science'.
Those who stand up for the dignity of life in all its stages and want to see this respect for all life enshrined once again in USA law have a friend in the Pence family and the Trump administration, Vice President Mike Pence told the March for Life crowd on the National Mall Jan. 18.
McCarthy shared a video on the pro-life event, explaining that "we march for the marginalized".
And Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said on Friday in a statement, "We are grateful to everyone participating in today's March for Life in support of our unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness".
'I will always defend the first right in our Declaration of Independence, the right to life, ' Trump said in remarks recorded in the Oval Office, a right he said extended to 'unborn children'.
"This is a movement founded on love and grounded in the nobility and dignity of every human life", Trump said.
"I look forward to a time when every child - girl or boy, with special needs or special mind - has the opportunity to enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness", he wrote. For decades, they have prayed passionately and stood tirelessly for the sanctity of life, speaking up for those who can not speak for themselves.
"Because of all of you gathered here, all those you represent and all those who have gone before, we know in our heart of hearts that life is winning in America once again", Pence also told the crowd. "Keep marching for them".
One marcher said she had had an abortion at the age of 17 but had been opposed to abortion ever since she became religious.
However, in OH recently, despite a strong push from the state's Republican-led legislature to ban abortions at the first sign of a heartbeat, then-Gov.