It’s hard to believe it’s never happened, not once in forty four years, but it hasn’t. No president, professing a belief in the sanctity of life or not, has ever addressed the national Right For Life March in Washington, D.C.
In an announcement made by America’s new favorite vehicle for unfiltered news, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told the world that President Donald Trump will speak to the marchers via teleconference on Friday, January 19, from the Rose Garden.
[email protected]: “On Friday, we’re excited to announce, that the president will become the first sitting president to address the March for Life from the White House LIVE via satellite.” pic.twitter.com/ypI7Np2SjN
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) January 17, 2018
This is exciting news indeed. For decades hundreds of thousands of Americans have converged on Washington to bear witness to their commitment to the sanctity of life. The marches generally take place on January 22, the anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that negated almost all state law on the subject of abortion. Inclement weather is always a factor for those able to brave the cold, and sometimes wet. This year the march will be a few days early, but will be no less cold. And President Trump will be addressing the crowd. Amazing.
In the years following the activation of the Roe vs. Wade bench law, the plaintiff in the case, Norma McCorvey or Jane Roe, became a tireless crusader for the pro-life cause and deeply regretted her involvement in the case. Other converts from the abortion industry have done the same and are very effective advocates for life. This pantheon now includes President Trump, himself a convert to the pro-life cause. His words will undoubtedly fuel the fire in the hearts of those who will brave the cold to stand up for life at the annual event.
P.S. for those who were not aware that this event happens every year, do not be ashamed. In past years, scant coverage from the networks has been available. Most do not cover it. The one network that does is EWTN.