'Life Is Winning Again in America': Pence Becomes First VP to Address March for Life
Vice President Mike Pence became the first sitting vice president and highest ranking U.S. official ever to speak at the annual March for Life.
The pro-life march celebrated its 44th anniversary Friday, as protesters demonstrated peacefully in Washington, D.C., calling for the repeal of the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, protecting a woman's right to have an abortion.
"Because of all of you and the many thousands who stand with us in marches like this all across the nation, life is winning again in America," Pence told the crowd.
President Donald Trump's senior adviser Kellyanne Conway also spoke at the march, while Trump himself offered his support on Twitter.
The #MarchForLife is so important. To all of you marching --- you have my full support!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 27, 2017
Pence is a longtime opponent of abortion, having signed several pieces of anti-abortion legislation while the governor of Indiana.
On Monday, Trump signed an executive order reinstating a ban on funding to nongovernmental groups that promote or perform abortions worldwide.
Pence also said that the Trump Administration plans to work with Congress to end taxpayer funding for abortions and to use those resources to promote women's health care nationwide.
Watch Pence's full speech above, and share your thoughts in the comments section.
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— March for Life (@March_for_Life) January 27, 2017