On Wednesday, President Trump gave the announcement that he will be the first president in history to attend and speak at the largest annual gathering of pro-life supporters, March for Life.
Organizers confirmed that the President would indeed speak at the Friday event in Washington, cementing him as one of the largest presidential proponents of the pro-life movement in history.
“We are deeply honored to welcome President Trump to the 47th annual March for Life,” March for Life president Jeanne Mancini said in a statement.
The statement continues, “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 march is expected to draw an impressive 100,000 activists to the nation’s capital as Republicans like Trump pursue an ambitious pro-life agenda.
President Trump tweeted out a teaser for the event saying, “See you on Friday… Big Crowd!”
Despite heavy praise for the president from the right for his pro-life policies, those who get rich off of the murder of unborn children, like Planned Parenthood, have condemned the president’s actions and launched lawsuits in retaliation.
“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. We are grateful for all these pro-life accomplishments and look forward to gaining more victories for life in the future,” Mancini wrote.
This is clearly not a one-off act by the president. Back in 2018 during a video message, Trump became the first sitting American president to address the March for Life.
The March for Life’s timing is significant as it takes place around the anniversary of Roe v. Wade — the landmark Supreme Court decision that prohibited states from banning the procedure at certain points during pregnancy.
On the actual anniversary of the decision, President Trump appeared to flout that legacy by declaring it the National Sanctity of Human Life Day.
“Today, I call on the Congress to join me in protecting and defending the dignity of every human life, including those not yet born,” Trump said in a proclamation Wednesday.
“I call on the American people to continue to care for women in unexpected pregnancies and to support adoption and foster care in a more meaningful way, so every child can have a loving home.”
His speech will take place as both sides of the abortion debate prepared to pour vast sums of money and resources into the 2020 elections.
Last week, Planned Parenthood rolled out its most expensive electoral effort to date, warning about an unprecedented attack from Republicans. The operation will include everything from grassroots organizing and building its volunteer base to polling and paid advertisements.
The unprecedented spending likely came in response to a wave of state-level laws restricting abortion in addition to what pro-choice advocates say is a serious, federal assault on the organization.
Several pro-life organizations will also be spending millions of dollars — $52 million from Susan B. Anthony List — on the election as well.
Pro-life activists have pointed out that they are literally trying to save lives by imposing restrictions like the heartbeat bill, which would prohibit abortions after a doctor can detect a heartbeat.
Planned Parenthood responded to pro-life measures with a long list of legal challenges — approximately 40 open cases, according to its most recent annual report — and was able to salvage Missouri’s last abortion clinic amid restrictive legislation.
It’s also challenged the president on his “gag rule,” which effectively severed a funding source that’s provided the organization around $60 million in the past.
Planned Parenthood has become increasingly powerful over the years and its tax-payer funding has consistently grown as they ramp up their murder toll.
President Trump however, is exactly the hero that the pro-life movement needs to put an end to the madness that is Planned parenthood once and for all.