Donald Trump made history on Friday when he became the first president to attend the 47th annual March for Life on the National Mall.
The March for Life is an anti-abortion protest that was first organized in 1973 in response to the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. Hundreds of thousands of people gather in Washington every year to advocate for the sanctity of life in our nation’s capitol.
“It is my profound honor to be the first president in history to attend the March for Life! We’re here for a very simple reason — to defend the right of every child, born and unborn, to fulfill their God-given potential,” the president told the crowd.
“Every life brings love into this world, every person is worth protecting.”
Donald Trump has voiced support for the movement in past years, previously addressing the crowd via video messages, but never appeared in person. Vice President Mike Pence, known for his evangelical Christian faith, has appeared at the event several times.
Donald Trump has enacted many pro-life policies during his time in the White House, drawing ire and fear from the left. His appointments of two conservative judges to the Supreme Court have been hailed as a major win by the right, leading some to speculate that Roe v. Wade is closer than ever to being contested in the high court.