Speaking to pro-life demonstrators gathered at the March for Life in Washington D.C. on Friday, President Donald Trump said “unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House.”
Trump criticized the “far left” for their attacks against faith-based charities, assault on religion in the public square, and attempts to silence “Americans who believe in the sanctity of life.”
“They are coming after me because I’m fighting for you,” Trump said. “And we are fighting for those who have no voice. And we will win because we know how to win.”
As the first president to ever attend and speak at the March for Life, an annual gathering of hundreds of thousands of Americans to peacefully call for an end to abortion, Trump emphasized his administration’s pro-life policy initiatives and strengthening of religious liberty.
“We issued a landmark pro-life rule to govern the use of Title X taxpayer funding,” he said. “I notified Congress that I would veto any legislation that weakens pro-life policies or encourages the destruction of human life.”
Trump attacked Democrats for their support of taxpayer-funded abortion, including Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, who recently advocated for infanticide.
“We have the case of the governor in the state of Virginia…we love the commonwealth of Virginia, but what is going on in Virginia?” Trump asked. “The governor stated that he would execute a baby after birth.”
Trump praised and thanked the pro-life movement for their work to help women and children.
“You stand for life each and every day. You provide housing, education, jobs and medical care to the women that you serve. You find loving families for children in need of a forever home,” he said. “You host baby showers for expecting moms. You make it your life’s mission to spread God’s grace.”
After Trump’s remarks, attendees marched up Constitution Avenue toward the Supreme Court, the site of landmark Roe v. Wade decision that made abortion legal in the United States 47 years ago.