President Trump Speaks at Anti-Abortion March For Life Event

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President Donald Trump made an appearance, via video, becoming the first sitting USA president to address the anti-abortion demonstrators.

Trump criticized the effect of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, which ended many states' restrictions on abortion.

Himself a staunch opponent of abortion, Pence highlighted the administration's efforts to curb access to the procedure, including by rolling back Obama-era rules protecting funding to clinics that offer abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood.

Vice President Mike Pence also hosted a reception for March for Life participants on Thursday.

"Let's put some secular, pro-life, bad-ass feminists up front", she said. And there's even more reason for optimism, said Blaine Wininger, who came to the rally from Lake Charles, La., with students from the high school where he teaches.

"Your energy is so infectious", he told the crowd, praising them for being "the vigor and enthusiasm of the pro-life movement".

While the Democratic Party, which supports abortion rights, is confident of substantial gains in the election, some Republican legislators are wary of wading into the abortion debate and other hot-button social issues during the 2018 sessions that began this month in statehouses nationwide. "To me, I have seven, I have three up in heaven", she says.

The new project has been touted as the first movie ever to expose "the real untold story of how people lied; how the media lied; and how the courts were manipulated to pass a law that has since killed over 60 million Americans".

President Trump addressed the crowds via video from the Rose Garden, saying he is committed to building a "society that is celebrated, protected and cherished", and reaffirming his support for the movement.

President Trump Speaks at Anti-Abortion March For Life Event
President Trump Speaks at Anti-Abortion March For Life Event

Michael Nguyen says he's marching for the life of his 10-year-old daughter, Valyn, who he says wouldn't be alive if it weren't for a protestor who stopped him and his wife outside a Missouri abortion clinic.

Officials with Wisconsin Right to Life say it's about time.

The legislation needs 60 votes to pass through the Senate, which has not yet passed a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, passed by the House a year ago.

The bill augments a 2002 law by providing for criminal consequences for health care providers that fail to care for an infant who is born alive.

Trump declared January 22 National Sanctity of Human Life Day and promised to continue pushing an anti-abortion agenda from the White House.

"There were enough other red flags with Donald Trump just in how he treated women", Ittenbach, 52, said after talking with the canvassers.

Most leaders of the movement, though, embrace Trump. "We will restore the sanctity of life to the center of American law". "And that is the right to life".

"This will free up states to once again decide for themselves what reasonable standards may be appropriate", said Charmaine Yoest, the top spokeswoman for HHS and previously a prominent abortion opponent.

"I think it goes to show how the Republicans just didn't have a plan, in many ways", said Heather Boonstra, director of public policy at the Guttmacher Institute.