President Donald Trump is about to make history as the first-ever commander in chief to speak via live satellite before the March for Life, an annual anti-abortion event that takes place in Washington, D.C.
Trump will address the audience at the 45th annual event via satellite from the Rose Garden at the White House; his speech will come just before participants begin their march through the streets, NPR reported.
This isn’t the first time that the Trump administration has taken part in the March for Life, as Vice President Mike Pence appeared and spoke at the event last year, becoming the highest-ranking official ever to appear in person.
“Along with you we will not grow weary, we will not rest until we restore a culture of life in America for ourselves and our posterity,” Pence proclaimed during his address.
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Pence said in a speech on Thursday that Trump is “the most pro-life president in American history.”
While Trump’s involvement is historic and notable, past presidents have indeed taken part in the pro-life cause. Both George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan addressed participants via phone, NPR noted.
Trump has been praised by some conservatives for his pro-life policy moves — decisions that have riled pro-choice activists. On Thursday, the Trump administration announced that it would create an office aimed at protecting doctors and nurses who oppose abortion on moral grounds and do not wish to offer such services.
Other speakers who will address the March for Life are House Speaker Paul Ryan, Pam Tebow, mother of ex-NFL player Tim Tebow, and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), among others. Find out more about the event here.