Trump Addresses 45th Annual March for Life: ‘We Are With You All the Way’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump addressed the thousands attending the 45th annual March for Life on Friday, speaking to a gathering at the White House rose garden and also being broadcast to the event via satellite.

“The March for Life is a movement born out of love: You love your families. You love your neighbors. You love our nation. And you love every child, born and unborn, because you believe that every life is sacred [and] that every child is a precious gift from God,” he said.

The ecumenical march has been held in Washington each year since the 1973 ruling of Roe v. Wade to be a voice for the thousands of unborn children who are killed every day in their mother’s womb.

As previously reported, Roe v. Wade centered on a Texas woman named Norma McCorvey who sought an abortion over an alleged rape. McCorvey later admitted that she had lied, writing in her book “I Am Roe” that she made up the rape story at the advice of her feminist attorneys to make her case more convincing.

She also never obtained an abortion, but placed her child up for adoption and went on to become a vocal pro-life advocate, even going to court in an effort to overturn the ruling.

“My decisions were wrong and I am fighting with every breath to change what has occurred,” McCorvey, a Roman Catholic, said in 2008.

She died last year at the age of 69.

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“I want to thank every person here today and all across our country who works with such big hearts and tireless devotion to make sure that parents have the care and support they need to choose life,” Trump stated during Friday’s event. “Because of you, tens of thousands of Americans have been born and have reached their full God-given potential. You are living witnesses of this year’s March for Life theme … love saves lives.”

“As you all know, Roe v. Wade has resulted in some of the most permissive abortion laws anywhere in the world,” he acknowledged. “For example, in the United States, it’s only one of seven countries to allow elective late-term abortions, along with China, North Korea and others. Right now, in a number of states, the laws allow a baby to be aborted from his or her mother’s womb in the ninth month. It is wrong. It has to change.”

“Under my administration, we will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life,” Trump said, generating applause.

He noted that at the start of his presidency, he reinstated the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits federal funds from being used for overseas abortions, and said that he supports the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which he urged Congress to pass and send to his desk.

“We are with you all the way,” Trump said to the marchers. “May God bless you and may God bless America.”

Vice President Mike Pence, who addressed the rally live at the National Mall last year, also spoke at the White House rose garden, stating that the Supreme Court has wrongly turned its back on the God-given right to life.

“More than 240 years ago, our founders wrote words that echoed through the ages: They declared these truths to be self-evident—that we are, each of us, endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, and that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” he said.

“45 years ago, the United States Supreme Court turned its back on the inalienable right to life,” Pence lamented. “But in that moment, our movement began—a movement that continues to win hearts and minds. A movement defined by generosity, compassion and love.”

He likewise stated that the administration is supportive of the cause to defend the right to life for the unborn.

“[K]now as you March for Life, that your compassion, your persistence, your activism and your prayers are saving lives,” he said. “And this pro-life generation should never doubt [that] we are with you, this presidents stands with you, and He who said, ‘Before I formed you in the the mother’s womb, I knew you’ is with you as well.”

As previously reported, Trump, who previously identified as “pro-choice” and now identifies as pro-life, outlined in an op-ed in January 2016 that he does “support that position with exceptions allowed for rape, incest or the life of the mother being at risk.” He also told NBC’s “Today Show” in April 2016 that he would like to change the Republican platform to include the three exceptions since there are currently none in the text.

It is not known as to whether or not Trump still supports abortion exceptions or if his position has changed since taking office.

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  • LynnRH

    Thank you President Trump!! I know Father God is smiling down on you right now. 🙂

  • Robin Egg

    Thank you Lord for President Trump. Thank you for answering the prayers of your people.

    • ChuSez

      Thank you Lord for being our fortress in troubled times. Trump too will pass and his racism, misogyny and debauchery will be just a vile memory in our national consciousness.

  • LadyInChrist♥ThankYouJesus

    Father, in Jesus Name grant victory to the march for life. Grant victory on behalf of the Unborn. Bless those who are fighting and trying to save the Unborn. Change hearts through these men and women. In Jesus Name I pray.

  • Croquet_Player

    Was this before or after his extramarital affair with an adult film star came to light?

    • ChuSez

      Trump is a degenerate. That he has bamboozled so many good Christians is a crying shame.

      • LynnRH

        The Holy Spirit in me hasn’t ever failed me and He doesn’t even now when it comes to my discernment of our current President Trump.

        • ChuSez

          Maybe you ought to talk to Stormy.

          • LynnRH

            I don’t feel any need to talk to Stormy.

          • ChuSez

            She could fill you in on aspects of Trump’s character that you’re currently closing your eyes to.

          • LynnRH

            As I already said I don’t feel a need to talk to Stormy. She’s probably paid by the liberals to make up all she wants to say anyway. But even if she is from Presidents Trump past I already said everybody has skeleton’s from their past that i’m sure they hope stays hidden.

          • ChuSez

            Hey, like most Evangelicals supporting Trump you have to close your eyes to his degeneracy. I like his Judicial appointments too, but I haven’t blinded myself to his toxic, depraved charachter.

          • LynnRH

            Holy Spirit hasn’t revealed any of that to me. Sorry, i just can’t agree with you until He does give me that discernment to see president trump that way.

    • Vince

      Silly and childish post. Your side can’t come up with anything better than “We hate Trump.”

      You lost. Accept it.

      • Croquet_Player

        Oh, so you’re in favor of presidents who have extramarital affairs with adult film stars? How very broadminded of you. Perhaps I’m old fashioned, but I’m afraid I frown on that sort of thing in a president.

        • LynnRH

          If he’s guilty of sin in his past (and present as far as that goes) he isn’t the only President that has. Monica Lewinski seems to “ring a bell.”

          • ChuSez

            Condemning Clinton but giving Trump a pass for similar behavior stinks of hypocrisy.

          • LynnRH

            IF and that’s ONLY if president trump is guilty of it and it happened in his past, again………aren’t we ALL guilty of sin in our past (as well as our present and our future). I’m an evangelical Christian too but I do believe that win God forgives our sins through Jesus Christ we are forgiven. And should be forgiven by others.

          • ChuSez

            Foregiveness needs to be preceeded by true repentance.
            Can you image Trump being repentent about anything?

          • LynnRH

            I sure can.

          • Croquet_Player

            That other presidents have behaved disgracefully doesn’t make Trump’s behavior any better.

          • LynnRH

            I didn’t say that it does. I just said that he isn’t the only one. And whether a person is a president or not they are still human and have and will still commit sins. We all do. But when you become a Christian you don’t WANT TO commit sins against Father God. So you try very hard not to. Because we are still human beings though we can not stay sinless. We are saved sinners.

        • ChuSez

          They were quick enough to condemn Bill Clinton. Evangelicals supporting Trump are the biggest hypocrites in the nation. This particularly pains and embarrasses me because I’m an Evangelical as well.

    • LynnRH

      There’s not a lot of crap you can believe is true from the media. But you can if you want. Even if it is true I think we ALL have skeletons in our closets from the past that we hope is never discovered don’t you? I know I have been forgiven for mine by my Heavenly Father but pretty sure I wouldn’t be forgiven by others that might discover them one day.

  • ChuSez

    The most vile President in US history.
    Did he bring Stormy along?

    • LynnRH

      “The most vile President in US history.”
      Hummmm, that’s exactly what I said about the last president. Lol

      • ChuSez

        Except this time it’s true.

        • LynnRH

          And last time definitely was true.

          • ChuSez

            I disagreed him on any number of political issues but I respected him as a decent man and an exemplary husband and father.
            Everything Trump isn’t.

          • LynnRH

            You’re not the only one entitled to an opinion. There’s many of us happy with what he is doing so far. Course you never hear the media portray those things in a good way because the media is soooooo liberal.

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