President Donald Trump will address Friday’s March for Life in Washington, D.C., live from the White House Rose Garden via satellite, making him the first sitting U.S. president to address the event from the White House.
“We’re excited to announce that the president will become the first sitting president to address the March for Life from the White House … The president is committed to protecting the life of the unborn,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Wednesday.
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“Since his first day in office, President Trump has remained steadfast on his campaign promises to the pro-life cause and has actively worked to protect the unborn,” March for Life President Jeanne Mancini said in a press release sent to The Daily Caller News Foundation.
“Over the past year, the Trump administration has significantly advanced pro-life policy, and it is with great confidence that, under his leadership, we expect to see other pro-life achievements in the years to come,” Mancini said.
Trump will headline the 2018 March for Life lineup of speakers, which includes House Speaker Paul Ryan, Pam Tebow, Matt and Adrianna Birk, Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., and others. The march, themed “Love Saves Lives,” is expected to draw more than 100,000 people.
“In his first year in office, he and his administration have already gone farther than any administration in history to demonstrate his commitment to unborn children and their mothers. President Trump stands united with us and is leading the pro-life movement on to victory,” Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said, according to a press release.
Vice President Mike Pence addressed the 2017 March for Life, marking a historic first, as no president or vice president had addressed March for Life attendees in person since its inception in 1974, according to Fortune. Former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush both addressed pro-lifers at the rally remotely during their terms.
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