Communications Department

President Trump: First President to Address March for Life in Person

Jan 24, 2020 | 2020 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON—Today, President Trump was the first sitting president to address the annual March for Life in person.

“President Trump’s support of the pro-life movement is a blessing and encouragement to the millions of pro-lifers all across the United States who spend their time, money, and energy helping women and their children,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “His support of the most basic of human rights has made a difference in how our country treats the most vulnerable among us.”

In his remarks before tens of thousands of March attendees, President Trump said:

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 just make it your life’s mission to spread God’s grace.

And to all of the moms here today, we celebrate you. And, we declare, mothers are heroes.

Your strength, devotion, and drive is what powers our nation. And 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 every that human soul is divine and every human life, born and unborn, is made in the holy image of almighty God. 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.

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, NRLC works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.