Trump to Become First President to Speak at Anti-Abortion 'March for Life' Rally
President to speak at the annual gathering of pro-life activist
"See you on Friday...Big Crowd!"
Organizers confirmed Trump's attendance at the event, which is scheduled for Friday in Washington.
March for Life president Jeanne Mancini said in a statement:
“We are deeply honored to welcome President Trump to the 47th annual March for Life."
"He will be the first president in history to attend, and we are so excited for him to experience in person how passionate our marchers are about life and protecting the unborn."
The massive march is expected to see 100,000 activists attend the event in the nation's capital.
But the president's confirmation of attending the event has sparked lawsuits from pro-abortion such as Planned Parenthood.
"From the appointment of pro-life judges and federal workers to cutting taxpayer funding for abortions here and abroad to calling for an end to late-term abortions, President Trump and his Administration have been consistent champions for life, and their support for the March for Life has been unwavering."
"We are grateful for all these pro-life accomplishments and look forward to gaining more victories for life in the future."
Trump also became the first sitting American president to address the March for Life in 2018.
The timing of the March for Life's event is significant as it takes place around the anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision that prohibited states from banning the procedure at specific points during pregnancy.
"Today, I call on the Congress to join me in protecting and defending the dignity of every human life, including those not yet born," Trump said in a proclamation Wednesday.
"I call on the American people to continue to care for women in unexpected pregnancies and to support adoption and foster care in a more meaningful way so that every child can have a loving home."
See you on Friday...Big Crowd! https://t.co/MFyWLG4HFZ— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2020
Last week, Planned Parenthood rolled out its most expensive electoral effort to date, warning of an attack from Republicans.
The operation includes everything from grassroots organizing and building its volunteer base.
Last year, a pro-life group claimed that the Democrats' real target isn't Trump, but his socially conservative policies and anti-abortion stance.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins wrote in an article on LifeNews.com that the American left is making an extreme move to stop the policy shift by conservatives.
Perkins contends that conservative values like anti-abortion are “the real target” of the Democrats.“
Your values and mine keep advancing in Washington, D.C. as never before with President Trump’s pro-life, pro-family, pro-religious liberty agenda.”
In December, Trump received accolades from the pro-life group Hosea Initiative for supporting pro-life values throughout his presidency.
“The Hosea Initiative officially awarded President Trump their first Bernard N. Nathanson, MD ‘Courageous Witness for Life’ Award at their gala in Washington, D.C. on Sunday,” The Christian Post reported.
“The award was named after a medical professional who founded the National Abortion Rights Action League in 1969, but later became an outspoken pro-life activist.”