A historic first will be made today as a US vice-president will speak at the March for Life.
According to a statement from the organizers yesterday, Vice President Mike Pence will be speaking today, marking the first Vice President or President in history to speak at the world’s largest annual pro-life demonstration in Washington, D.C.
Tens of thousands of Americans are set to travel from across the nation to D.C. for this year’s rally, which seeks to promote the dignity of every human life and to stand against the greatest human rights violation of our time – abortion-on-demand.
Other prominent pro-life figures speaking at the rally on the National Mall today include: Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan; White House adviser, Kellyanne Conway; Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson; Mexican Telenovela star Karyme Lozano; author and radio host Eric Metaxas; and Bishop Vincent Matthews of the Church of God in Christ, who advocates for adoption in the African-American community.
“We are very pleased to welcome Vice President Mike Pence to speak at this year’s March for Life,”said Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life. “His appearance marks a historic moment for the pro-life movement as Vice President Pence will be the first Vice President or President to speak at the March for Life.”
“Vice President Pence has been a friend and champion of the pro-life cause his entire career. Pro-life leaders, activists, volunteers and marchers will be thrilled to hear from Vice President Pence and are bound to leave the March for Life even more energized than when they came,” Mancini noted.
“Our theme this year is the “Power of One,” highlighting how every individual has the ability to make a difference in the cause of life. As a former Member of Congress, Governor and now Vice President, Mr. Pence has demonstrated throughout his entire career how one person can, indeed, make a difference in the ultimate human right — the right to life.”
Details, courtesy of the March for Life Website:
The 44th Annual March for Life
January 27th, 2017
MFL Rally – starts at 11:45 am ET
March for Life – starts around 1:00 pm ET (directly after the Rally concludes)
The March for Life and the Rally will begin on the grounds of the National Mall and the MFL will end in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Confirmed Speakers include:
- Mike Pence, Vice President.
- Kellyanne Conway, Senior Counselor to President Trump.
- Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA)
- Rep. Mia Love (R-UT)
- Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)
- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York City.
- Benjamin Watson, Tight End for the Baltimore Ravens.
- Abby Johnson, Former Planned Parenthood Director and founder of “And Then There Were None”.
- Karyme Lozano, Mexican telenovela star.
- Eric Metaxas, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and host of The Eric Metaxas Show.
- Bishop Vincent Mathews Jr., President at Church of God In Christ World Missions.
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