In the first time ever in the March for Life’s history, a sitting vice president delivered an address with the hopes of advancing the pro-life movement.
“I’m deeply humbled to stand before you today,” Vice President Mike Pence told the crowd. “I’m deeply humbled to be the first vice president of the United States to ever have the privilege to attend this historic event.”
The March for Life was held just a week after President Donald Trump and Vice President Pence were sworn into office, and marks 44 years since the United States Supreme Court decided to legalize abortion in the controversial Roe v. Wade case.
“Because of all of you, and the many thousands that stand with us in marches like this all across the nation, life is winning again in America,” Pence said to a thousands to cheers.
Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President, also spoke at the march, saying, “With so many leaders, families and students from places near and far, to defend the unborn. Your courage, your conviction, your resolve and your faith are impressive and consequential. This is a new day, a new dawn for life.”
Many millennials are hopeful that the Trump administration will advance the pro-life agenda. With the opportunity to appoint a conservative judge to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, pro-lifers will finally have the upper hand.
But, most of all, pro-life millennials are relieved that they finally get to march for their beliefs after being rejected from participating in the Women’s March on Washington.
“I didn’t feel really accepted at that march because of my stance on life,” one millennial marcher told Red Alert Politics. “Hopefully, women can still come together. Men can come together. We, as a nation, can come together, and stand up for what’s right.”
“[The Women’s March’s] whole stance was equality and to put everybody in a unified position,” another marcher told RAP. “And then to turn around and say, ‘Oh, because you’re pro-life, you really don’t belong in this.’ That just kind of defeats the whole equality purpose in the first place.”
Watch Red Alert’s coverage of the March for Life below: