President Trump will speak today, in person, at the annual March For Life. FULL TEXT is at the bottom.
We will drop in live links as they become available. He will become the first President to do so spanning the 47 years of the March. Yes, coincidentally, President Trump announced he would attend on Wednesday January 22, the 47th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. Until today, VP Pence was the highest ranking official to speak. Pence has been a featured speaker every year since 2017.
President Trump addressed the participants from the Rose Garden in 2018. See here:
The Trump Administration is strongly pro-life and President Trump loves babies.
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend. “It’s the largest annual human rights demonstration in the world. But this is not just a protest… TOGETHER, WE GATHER TO CELEBRATE LIFE.” https://marchforlife.org/national-march-for-life/
The March and walk is the culmination of a week of events, entertainment, and training for advocates. Extremely organized group. Learn more here: https://marchforlife.org/national-march-for-life/#events
This is the main event! The March for Life Rally kicks off at noon at 12th St. on the National Mall. Immediately following the Rally—usually around 1 p.m.—we march peacefully up Constitution Ave. After marching, consider attending the Silent No More testimonies outside the U.S. Supreme Court, or advocating for life to your Representative or Senators.
March For Life is an enormous and powerful organization protecting the sanctity of life, respectable beyond measure. Let’s take a look at the politics for a moment. Tomorrow, they voice will be magnified, louder than ever before.
***** Understand, these March For Life participants will flood the Capitol all day long and especially when the Walk is finished……… during the middle of a Schiff speech ****** On the last day of Dems Shampeachment ****** Almost like President Trump planned it that way……..
Let’s make sure we grasp the visual in our minds. Focus on the “compare and contrast” split screen, the picture on the evening news for those who don’t pay attention. President Trump will be OUTSIDE speaking to 500K people who are in DC to protest politicians who want to kill babies. Inside, Adam Schiff will be trying to impeach the President of the United States for a non-crime….
The comparison is inescapable. In a mind’s eye, Schiff/Nadler/Schumer/ the Senate Dems and impeachment managers are characterized as the baby killers. That comparison, even if it’s unfair, will happen.
The March comes 6 weeks before one of the most significant abortion cases since Roe V Wade will be heard by SCOTUS. Plus, the Louisiana lawmaker who wrote the contentious law will be a featured speaker at the rally. According to CBS:
Representative Katrina Jackson introduced the state’s “Unsafe Abortion Protection Act,” a 2014 law not currently in effect that requires abortion-providing doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. If the Supreme Court allows the law to go into effect, abortion access could be entirely eliminated in Louisiana.https://www.cbsnews.com/news/anti-abortion-rights-groups-get-support-from-trump-the-first-president-to-attend-march-for-life-rally-today-2020-01-23/
We also learned from the CBS article that Planned Parenthood plans to spend 45 million in the 2020 election cycle AND Susan B. Anthony Group plans (who is pro-life) plans to spend 52 million in 2020. Various blue states have adopted heinous laws to allow abortion up to the moment of birth of baby, and relaxed regulations for the presence of licensed physicians. The abortion issue will be important in the election cycle, …….as if we needed an election cycle to make it important.
Note: Alexis McGill Johnson is the CEO of Planned Parenthood and spoke at Davos about “women’s health”. I’m biting my tongue.
List of Speakers identified:
- Claire Culwell is a twin abortion survivor.
- Jim Daly is an author and broadcaster, president of Focus on the Family and host of its daily radio broadcast
- Marjorie Dannenfelser is president of Susan B. Anthony List.
- Louisiana First Lady Donna Hutto Edwards
- Senator Katrina R. Jackson, was born and raised in Monroe, Louisiana. (the one who wrote the law being challenged at SCOTOS)
- Elisa Martinez is the founder and Executive Director of New Mexico Alliance for Life
- Steve Scalise proudly represents the First Congressional District of Louisiana (!!!!!!!)
- Melissa Ohden is the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion in 1977
- Catalina Scheider Galiñanes is a young Catholic teen with a passion for the pro-life movement. She is 16 years old and is a junior at Oakcrest School in Vienna, Virginia.
- Elected in 1980, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-Hamilton, N.J.) is currently in his 19th two-year term in the U.S. House of Representatives and serves residents of the Fourth Congressional District of New Jersey.
- David Platt is pastor of McLean Bible Church in Washington, D.C. and the founder of Radical (radical.net). He holds a Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and has previously served as the president of the International Mission Board.
- His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia
- and a late addition…….. The President of the United States
- Photos of speakers and expanded biographies found here: https://marchforlife.org/national-march-for-life/#events
Printable posters and trip planners found here: https://marchforlife.org/downloads/#downloadplanner
Get the March For Life App for your phone, here: https://marchforlife.org/downloads/#downloadplanner
State Marches found here: https://marchforlife.org/state-marches-near-you/
Love your babies………..
Full Text of the President’s Speech at the March for Life, 2020. (hat tip to Dep)
Thank you very much and thank you, Jeanne. It is my profound honor to be the first president in history to attend the March for Life. [applause] We are here for a very simple reason: to defend the right of every child, born and unborn, to fulfill their God-given potential. [applause]
For 47 years, Americans of all backgrounds have traveled from across the country to stand for life.
And today as President of the United States, I am truly proud to stand with you. [applause]
I want to welcome tens of thousands – this is a tremendous turnout – tens of thousands of high school and college students who took long bus rides to be here in our nation’s capital. And to make you feel even better, there are tens of thousands of people outside that we passed on the way in. If anybody would like to give up their spot, we can work it out.
We have a tremendous group of people outside. Thousands and thousands wanted to get in. This is some great success. [applause]
Young people are the heart of the March for Life. And it’s your generation that is making America the pro-family, pro-life nation. [applause]
The life movement is led by strong women, amazing faith leaders, and brave students who carry on the legacy of pioneers before us who fought to raise the conscience of our nation and uphold the rights of our citizens. You embrace mothers with care and compassion. You are empowered by prayer and motivated by your unselfish love. You are grateful and we are so grateful – these are incredible people – to be joined by Secretary Alex Azar and Kellyanne Conway. [applause]
And thanks also to Senators Mike Lee and James Lankford who are here. Thank you, fellas. And Representatives Steve Scalise, Chris Smith, Ralph Abraham, Warren Davidson, Bob Latta, John Joyce, Lloyd Smucker, Brian Fitzpatrick, and Brad Wenstrup. Thank you all. I have to say – and I look at it, and I see it exactly – we have many more politicians in the audience. But if you don’t mind, I won’t introduce them all.
All of us here understand an eternal truth: Every child is a precious and sacred gift from God. [applause] Together, we must protect, cherish, and defend the dignity and the sanctity of every human life. [applause]
When we see the image of a baby in the womb, we glimpse the majesty of God’s creation. [applause] When we hold a newborn in our arms, we know the endless love that each child brings to a family. When we watch a child grow, we see the splendor that radiates from each human soul. One life changes the world – from my family, and I can tell you, I send love, and I send great, great love – and from the first day in office, I have taken historic action to support America’s families and to protect the unborn. [applause]
And during my first week in office, I reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy and we issued a landmark pro-life rule to govern the use of Title X taxpayer funding. I notified Congress that I would veto any legislation that weakens pro-life policy or that encourages the destruction of human life. [applause]
At the United Nations, I made clear that global bureaucrats have no business attacking the sovereignty of nations that protect innocent life. [applause] Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House. [applause]
As the Bible tells us, each person is wonderfully made. [applause]
We have taken decisive action to protect the religious liberty – so important – religious liberty has been under attack all over the world and frankly, very strongly attacked in our nation. You see it better than anyone. But we are stopping it. And we’re taking care of doctors, nurses, teachers, and groups like the Little Sisters of the Poor. [applause]
We are preserving faith-based adoption and to uphold our founding documents, we have appointed 187 federal judges, who apply the consultation as written, including two phenomenal supreme court justices – Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. [applause]
We are protecting pro-life students’ rights to free speech on college campuses. And if universities want federal taxpayer dollars, then they must uphold your First Amendment right to speak your mind. And if they don’t, they pay a very big financial penalty, which they will not be willing to pay. [applause]
Sadly, the far left is working to erase our God-given rights, shut down faith-based charities, ban religious leaders from the public square, and silence Americans who believe in the sanctity of life. They are coming after me because I am fighting for you and we are fighting for those who have no voice. And we will win because we know how to win. [applause] We all know how to win. We all know how to win. You’ve been winning for a long time. You’ve been winning for a long time.
Together, we are the voice for the voiceless. When it comes to abortion – and you know this, you’ve seen what’s happened – Democrats have embraced the most radical and extreme positions taken and seen in this country for years and decades, and you can even say, for centuries.
Nearly every top Democrat in congress now supports taxpayer-funded abortion all the way up until the moment of birth. Last year, lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb right up until delivery.
Then, we had the case of the Democrat governor in the state of Virginia, the commonwealth of Virginia. And we love the commonwealth of Virginia, but what is going on in Virginia? What is going on? The governor stated that he would execute a baby after birth. You remember that.
Senate Democrats even blocked legislation that would give medical care to babies who survive attempted abortions. And that’s why I’ve called on Congress – two of our great senators here, so many of our congressmen here – I called upon them to defend the dignity of life and to pass legislation prohibiting late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in their mother’s womb. [applause]
This year, the March for Life is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which forever enshrined women’s rights to vote in the United States and given by the United States constitution. Such a big event. Today, millions of extraordinary women across America are using the power of their votes to fight for the right and all of their rights as given in the Declaration of Independence – it’s the right to life. [applause]
To all the women here today, your devotion and your leadership uplifts our entire nation and we thank you for that. The tens of thousands of Americans gathered today not only stand for life – it’s really here that they stand for it so proudly together. And I want to thank everybody for that. 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. You host baby showers for expecting moms. You make – you just make it your life’s mission to help spread God’s grace.
And to all the moms here today, we celebrate you and we declare that mothers are heroes. [applause] Your strength, devotion, and drive is what powers our nation. Because of you, our country has been blessed with amazing souls who have changed the course of human history.
We cannot know what our citizens yet unborn will achieve. The dreams they will imagine. The masterpieces they will create. The discoveries they will make. But we know this: every life brings love into this world. Every child brings joy to a family. Every person is worth protecting.
And above all, we know that every human soul is divine and every human life, born and unborn, is made in the holy image of Almighty God. [applause]
Together, we will defend this truth all across our magnificent land. We will set free the dreams of our people. And with determined hope, we look forward to all of the blessings that will come from the beauty, talent, purpose, nobility, and grace of every American child.
I want to thank you. This is a very special moment. It’s so great to represent you. I love you all. [applause] And I say with a true passion, thank you, God bless you, and God bless America. Thank you all. Thank you. [applause]