President Trump, making the 1st in-person address by a US President at a major anti-abortion rally in Washington, called himself a strong defender of the unborn and blasted Democrats for their “radical and extreme” positions.
President Trump spoke Friday at the March for Life event as he tries to consolidate support for his re-election.
The Trump’s Administration touts him as the biggest “pro-life” advocate in the Presidency’s history.
“Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House,” President Trump said at the rally on the National Mall, the 47th since the US legalized some forms of abortion. “When it comes to abortion, Democrats have embraced the most radical and extreme positions.”
Organizers said they were deeply honored by President Trump’s attendance, and applauded his record of appointing judges who oppose abortion. “We are so excited for him to experience in person how passionate our marchers are about life and protecting the unborn,” March for Life President Jeanne Mancini said this week in a statement.
President Trump has 2X addressed the event by video from the White House Rose Garden. Protesters visit the capital each year to mark the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that protected the right to an abortion.
President Trump in Y 2018 told the crowd he would veto any bill that “weakens the protection of human life.”
The Trump Administration this month asked the Supreme Court to back curbs on abortion, in relation to a Louisiana case set for argument on 4 March. The court is likely to rule in late June, in the middle of the Election campaign. Earlier this month, 207 members of Congress, nearly all Republican, asked the court to reconsider Roe v. Wade.
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