Trump is First President to Attend March for Life

Wednesday, January 22, marked the 47th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize abortion. Since that fateful day in 1973, the March for Life has annually taken place to protest that decision and call awareness to the massive loss of life incurred in our nation every year.

However, this will be the first year that a U.S. president, sitting or otherwise, has attended the event, which was held on Friday. The president of March for Life, Jeanne Mancini, announced President Donald Trump’s expected attendance on Wednesday and gave him high praise for doing so.

“We are deeply honored to welcome President Trump to the 47th annual March for Life. 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.”

President Trump confirmed his attendance by posting on social media that same day, saying, “See you on Friday…Big Crowd!” and linked to the event on Twitter.

The announcement comes just a day after President Trump declared the 22nd of January, the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, as Sanctity of Human Life Day.

And while this is the first year that the President will actually attend the annual event, it is not the first interaction he or his staff has had with the pro-life group and its activism.

In 2017, Vice President Mike Pence became the first sitting VP to attend. And again, last year in 2019, Pence made a surprise visit to the march. In addition, President Trump, while not being there in person, did address the large crowd via video both in 2018 and 2019.

The march seeks to end abortion in the United States, which has claimed the lives of over 61 million unborn children since its legalization and caused untold trauma and devastation in the lives of millions of women nationwide.

Mancini sees Trump’s continued advocacy for the pro-life movement as a sign that eventually, the Supreme Court ruling might be overturned. In addition, she praises the efforts our president has already begun to make for their cause.

In her announcement on Wednesday, she said, “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 of Life has been unwavering.” And she added, “We are grateful for all these pro-life accomplishments and look forward to gaining more victories for life in the future.”

And Mancini isn’t the only one proud of the President’s continued support for life.

Trump campaign deputy press secretary Sarah Matthews told the Daily Caller News Foundation that Trump’s attendance, and the fact that he is the first president to do so, is “a testament to his commitment to protecting the sanctity of life.”

And she added, “In stark contrast, 2020 Democrats continue to embrace extreme abortion policies, including abortion practically up to the moment of birth, or even beyond.”

South Bend, Indiana’s mayor and current 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is one such soul. He, like several others, condone that babies are not actually alive until they are born and breathing, and as such lifeless creatures can be killed. He claims his explanation for this is biblical, as he regards himself as a very religious man.

Buttigieg reasons that because Adam, the very first man and a direct creation from God, did not become a living thing until God breathed life into him. And while this is correct, according to the Bible, Adam was a rare case. He was the first, and so life would clearly have to begin differently than for children being born.

Furthermore, the Bible goes on to say that children who are killed or even harmed before birth are to be avenged. “(T)ake life for life, eye for an eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise,” according to Exodus 21:23-25 (NIV).

Buttigieg is obviously just choosing which verses will support his ideas and get him the most votes. Trump, on the other hand, is not.

As Matthews said, “There can be no doubt that President Trump is the most pro-life president in our nation’s history.” Indeed, never before has a president done so much to combat the murder of innocent children.

Comments (17)

  1. Life is a Gift from God. Thou shall not kill. and it is the ill-informed that bad mouth our President Donald J. Trump who has been doing wonderfully without the help of the Democrats to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!

  2. Trump must go.
    If he is not removed, there will be no America for the American people. He will destroy it, or hand it over the Russians.

    Trump is the WORST president we have ever had.
    He is a racist, a rapist, a thief, and a TRAITOR.

  3. Obama made a few changes to the border.
    All of them and ALL OF THE INSANITY OF TRUMP must be reversed.

    Getting the children that ICE have kidnapped back to their parents must be priority ONE.
    Then the asylum system must be returned to the way congress wrote the law.
    Asylum seekers register at the border, and they enter the US to wait for resolution of their request.

  4. Follow up comment to your post.
    Abortions should be treated no differently than any other medical procedure. They should be fully insured by all insurance, including government insurance.
    It is the woman’s decision, not yours.
    The Hyde Amendment MUST be scrapped, and government funds be made available for abortion services. Also, insurance and the government must pay for all contraceptives that are wanted.

  5. Follow up comment to your post.
    Abortions should be treated no differently than any other medical procedure. They should be fully insured by all insurance, including government insurance.
    It is the woman’s decision, not yours.
    The Hyde Amendment MUST be scrapped, and government funds be made available for abortion services. Also, insurance and the government must pay for all contraceptives that are wanted.

  6. You are an arrogant religaholic.
    It is the woman’s decision whether or not she wants an abortion. It is no one elses business un l

  7. Yes,adoption should be easier, but abortion should be totally between the woman and her doctor. It should be 100% covered by insurance, all insurance, whether it is private,or government.

    The HYDE amendment MUST go.

  8. A total disgrace to the office of president, and the nation.
    The president should not support the anarchist of the forced birth movement.

  9. Who in the hell gave our politicians the power to make decisions for a pregnant woman. I feel for everyone of you. I say a there should be an abortion if the girl /woman was raped or her physical condition is in danger (Health ). If our government wants to be involved make it easier for American Families to adopt instead of going to other countries. I am a Father, Son, Grandfather and Husband.

  10. Such gullible, liberal, Demwit nonsense. First of all it was Obama who set up the border the way it WAS. It isn’t like that anymore. Precious lives? If those lives were so precious why are their parents putting them in danger by bringing them thousands of miles along with criminals and rapists? Mexico is now stopping the illegals at their southern border and the wall is now stopping them from coming into the US.

  11. Go ahead. Just stop making me as a taxpayer fund your murder. It definitely is my business when you make me implicit in murder. Yes God gave us free choice but the Bible says from the 6th Commandment of the 10 Commandments “Thou shall not murder”.

  12. My opinion and justification: Abortion for the reasons given just won’t fly. “It’s the woman’s body to do with what she pleases”?? OK, but the baby is not the woman’s body. EXAMPLE: A pregnant woman goes grocery shopping and is robbed by an assailant, and the robber shoots the woman in the belly and kills the baby. This guy will be charged with either 2nd degree murder or manslaughter even though the woman survives because he killed the baby. Just because the murder is committed in some clinic doesn’t make it any different. The baby who has survived up to that point is JUST AS DEAD !!! AN just because some politicians support these clinics with taxpayer dollars it doesn’t change anything. The baby is still MURDERED.

  13. Please Mr. PRESIDENT TRUMP be very carefull out there we the TRUE AMERICAN PEOPLE CAN NOT AFORD TO LOOSE YOU to some scumbad fanatic.💖🇺🇸🙏💖

  14. That’s such a bunch of Lies as usual…!…Ask DJT About The children separated from their parents @ the border where there’s No being built & Paid 4 by Mexico …!!…What about those precious lives of childhoods that Will Never Be the same…?

  15. I would personally Not have an Abortion but I would defend the Right of someone who wants one…!
    2 have it in a clinic or Hospital where the medical care is clean & safe & fund Planned Parenthood by educating people on how 2 avoid unwanted pregnancies 2 begin with…Thereby lessening the need 4 Abortions…!!…God gave us Free Choice…Why do People think they can tell me what 2 do with My body…?…It’s Not 4 u 2 judge me or Anyone…!!!
    Shame on U…It’s a kind of slave mentality 2 Boss me around when actually It’s None of Your Darn Business…!?!

  16. I think killing a baby before or after birth the person that does that should be put in the electric chair take a life give a life

  17. Well done Pres. Trump! You have just made it possible for more people to accept the fact that a fetus is a person, even if an unborn one! I must admit to not thinking too much about abortion and taking it into my stride as something that happens for a variety of reasons. I never thought of abortion as anything but the need of a prospective mother to abort her baby for a number of reasons, some being the following: having been raped; having several children and feeling unable to cope with another; being an unmarried mother; not wanting a child.
    However, on recent thinking, I’ve come to the conclusion that abortion should be only for those who could not successfully look after a child and who would have difficulty bringing a child to birth only to give the child to someone else. But even here, if the woman cannot see herself as a mother, adoption is always a possibility. It seems to me that adoption is the better way than abortion and it’s a method I would heartily recommend!
    Abortion is a situation that is fraught with many voices and it’s not at all a subject for any but those involved and who have to make the decision. Help should definitely always be available!

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