Donald Trump is set to make history by doing something that no other U.S. president has done before: deliver an address in person at the annual March for Life event in Washington, Breitbart reported. Previously, Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to address March for Life in 2018 via videotaped message.
Trump announced that historical first on Twitter on Wednesday when he shared a video from the 2019 March for Life rally and wrote: “See you on Friday… Big Crowd!”
Trump to address March for Life
The president’s scheduled attendance at the massive annual pro-life rally in Washington, D.C. was confirmed to Fox News in a statement from the event’s organizer, March for Life president Jeanne Mancini.
“We are deeply honored to welcome President Trump to the 47th annual March for Life,” Mancini said. “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 organization expects to see as many as 100,000 attendees at this year’s march to support the pro-life agenda of President Trump and congressional Republicans. It has been argued by some that President Trump, by word and by deed, is the most pro-life president this nation has ever seen.
“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,” Mancini said. “We are grateful for all these pro-life accomplishments and look forward to gaining more victories for life in the future.”
National Sanctity of Human Life Day
President Trump’s in-person address won’t be the only pro-life action taken by the president this week; Trump used the anniversary of the controversial Roe v. Wade decision from 1973 to issue a proclamation declaring this Tuesday to be National Sanctity of Human Life Day.
“Every person — the born and unborn, the poor, the downcast, the disabled, the infirm, and the elderly — has inherent value,” the president stated.
He went on: “On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, our Nation proudly and strongly reaffirms our commitment to protect the precious gift of life at every stage, from conception to natural death.”
In his proclamation, Trump said the U.S. “must remain steadfastly dedicated to the profound truth that all life is a gift from God, who endows every person with immeasurable worth and potential.”
“On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we celebrate the wonderful gift of life and renew our resolve to build a culture where life is always revered,” Trump added.
In response to Trump’s proclamation on the sanctity of life, the March for Life organization tweeted a message of thanks to the president “for continuously working to build a culture of life where the beauty and dignity of every human life are valued and protected.”