Jan. 19, President Donald J. Trump addressed the March for Life rally in Washington, D.C.
“Today I’m honored and really proud to be the first president to stand with you here at the White House to address the forty-fifth March for Life,” Trump said.
He is the first sitting president to publicly address the pro-life advocates, more than 10,000 of whom rallied in Washington D.C., along with thousands of others in cities across the country.
“You come from many backgrounds, many places, but you all come for one beautiful cause: To build a society where life is celebrated, protected and cherished,” Trump said.
“I want to thank every person here today an 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,” he said.
He went on to say that Roe. v. Wade, a controversial Supreme Court case from 1973, allows some of the most permissive abortion laws anywhere in world, and that the United States, along with China, North Korea, and others, is one of the only places on earth that allows for late-term abortions.
“It is wrong, and it has to change,” Trump said.
He said that under his administration America will always support the very first right granted in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life.
“During my first week in office, I re-instated a policy first put in place by Ronald Reagan, the Mexico City Policy,” Trump said.
“I have strongly supported the House of Representatives ‘Pain-Capable Bill,’ which would end painful late-term abortions nationwide, and I call upon the Senate to pass this important law and send it to my desk for signing.”
Watch President Donald J. Trump address March for Life participants Friday at the White House: