On January 19th, President Trump became the first sitting president to address the March for Life, which happens on the anniversary of the Roe V. Wade decision that legalized abortion. President Trump addressed the 45th annual March for Life via a live stream from the White House.
In his address, President Trump praised the Pro-life movement for its diversity. He noted that everyone came from different backgrounds and areas, but he added "You all come for one beautiful cause. To build a society where life is celebrated, protected, and cherished."
He also called the march "a movement born out of love."
In the speech, he explained that statement: "You love your families, you love your neighbors, you love our nation and you love every child—born and unborn—because you believe every life is sacred, that every child is a precious gift from God."
"Because of you, tens of thousands of Americans have been born and reached their full God-given potential," the president told the assembled crowd of activists who had traveled from all over the United States to be there.
His message, which took place in the Rose Garden, was broadcast on a large video screen to the crowd at the National Mall.
Vice President Mike Pence, who was last year's keynote speaker, introduced President Trump's speech. In his introductory remark, Pence called Trump the "most pro-life president in American history."
"Under my administration, we will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life," said Trump.
The president spoke about the way he's supporting people after birth, religious liberty, his reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy, which bans U.S. government funding for international organizations that perform abortions or provide support for abortions, and his support of pain capability law.
"We are protecting the sanctity of life and that family as the foundation of our society, but this movement can only succeed with the heart and the soul and the prayer of the people."
After his speech, President Trump tweeted out his support for the march.
"Today, I was honored and proud to address the 45th Annual @March_for_Life! You are living witnesses of this year’s March for Life theme: #LoveSavesLives," wrote President Trump.
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