Trump to Attend, Speak At March For Life in Presidential First

Headline Roundup January 23rd, 2020

President Donald Trump (R-FL) indicated Wednesday that he will attend the March for Life event in Washington D.C. on Friday. A sitting president has never attended the rally since its inception in 1974, a year after the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade.

Media coverage differed vastly from left to right. Many left-rated outlets labeled the rally as "anti-abortion", and some left-leaning voices rebuked the Trump administration for supposedly undermining safe, legal abortion and other reproductive rights for women. Most right-rated outlets instead labeled the march as "pro-life", with some right-leaning voices lauding the President for attending the march and appointing like-minded justices during his presidential tenure.

Trump to Attend, Speak At March For Life in Presidential First

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President Trump on Friday will become the first president to attend in-person the March for Life.

Trump quote-tweeted a video of last year's pro-life event, adding "See you on Friday...Big Crowd!"

The president addressed the gathering in 2018 via video stream, and Vice President Pence attended in 2019.

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From the Right
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President Trump revealed this week he would become the first president to speak in person at the anti-abortion March for Life rally, as a new poll registered record-high dissatisfaction with U.S. abortion laws.

The March for Life says its mission is to “promote the beauty and dignity of every human life by working to end abortion.” Trump previously spoke at the rally remotely, while Vice President Mike Pence in 2017 became the first U.S. vice president to attend.

“See you on Friday...Big Crowd!” Trump said on Twitter TWTR, -0.68% Wednesday,...

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From the Left
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(CNN) - President Donald Trump will attend Friday's March for Life, an annual anti-abortion event in Washington, he announced on Twitter.

"See you on Friday...Big Crowd!" Trump tweeted Wednesday, sharing a video from last year's march.
Trump will be the first president to attend the march, according to Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life. Trump was also the first president to speak at the march via video feed when he addressed participants in the 2018 march.

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