Donald Trump will be the first sitting president to personally address the annual March for Life in the event’s 47-year history. He is scheduled to speak at 12pm (ET).
The national Washington, D.C. rally draws tens of thousands of pro-life supporters yearly. Today, January 24, 2020 they converge on the National Mall and march on Capitol Hill. Additional rallies are being held across the United States, marking the anniversary of the notorious Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion and allows elective late-term abortions.
This year’s theme is, “Life Empowers: Pro-life is pro-woman.”
Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life, called President Trump and his administration “consistent champions” of the March for Life movement, citing his appointment of conservative judges, efforts to cut taxpayer funding for abortions, and his calls for an end to late-term abortions.
With new technology and medical advances allowing life-saving procedures to be performed in-utero, Americans realize these are babies, and not disposable blobs of cells. Mayo Clinic provides an overview of fetal surgery procedures that treat potentially disastrous birth defects.
A January 2020 Gallup polling survey shows 58% of Americans say they are dissatisfied with the nation’s policies on abortion, desiring stricter laws, marking a seven-percentage-point increase from one year ago and a new high in Gallup’s trend. On the flip side, 32% are now satisfied, a new low.