WASHINGTON, D.C. – Just weeks before the U.S. Supreme Court hears its first major abortion cases with Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh on the bench March for Life will gather at the high court’s steps on Friday to stand against abortion. In attendance, and speaking for the first time ever at the annual pro-life event, will be the President of the United States.
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The March for Life is honored to announce @realDonaldTrump will be the first U.S. President to speak at the March for Life Rally. Thank you, President Trump, for being a voice for the unborn and continuously working to build a culture of life. https://t.co/lojZssLeim
— March for Life (@March_for_Life) January 22, 2020
The president of March for Life, Jeanne Mancini, noted President Trump has been “a consistent champion for life” and looked forward to continued accomplishments:
“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. 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.”
The cases facing the court in the coming weeks stem from lawsuits against new state laws to protect unborn children. The court Trump will be speaking in front of, with two more conservative justices on it, is arguably more pro-life than it has been in quite some time. It’s a legacy of the Trump administration that, through consequential rulings such as those forthcoming, will live on will past his presidency and a large part of why many pro-life voters cast their lot with him.
When President Trump mentions ‘a generation lost,’ that is not hyperbole. Since Roe v. Wade in 1973, an estimated 60,000,000 babies have been lost to abortion. Now, over 40 years later, some Democratic bodies are passing and reaffirming ‘abortion up until moment of birth’ policies. Yet conservative voters and their legislative bodies are pushing back, daring to extend protections for unborn children. Last year, 58 pro-life laws were passed, including 25 that banned abortion procedures to some extent. From total bans passed in Alabama, to heartbeat laws passed in Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Ohio, pro-life voices were heard loud and clear.
Those laws spurred lawsuits, of course, from those on the Left intent on maintaining an industry of aborting babies. And that’s where the Trump-shaped Supreme Court comes into play. The speech from President Trump Friday will likely do more to amplify the voices for the unborn than any other advocate the event organizers could have hoped for.