The March for Life was held last week on January 27, 2017. Vice President Mike Pence was the main speaker. He is the highest ranking official to ever attend the event that has been held annually since 1974 said that he was “deeply humbled to be the first vice president of the United States to ever have the privilege to attend this historic event.” Here are some statements from his ten-minute speech.
Pence’s main message was, “Life is winning again in America.”
“Along with you, we will not grow weary, we will not rest until we restore a culture of life in America for ourselves and our posterity.”
“On Monday, President [Donald] Trump reinstated the Mexico City policy to prevent foreign aid from funding organizations that provide or promote abortions worldwide.” He added that “this administration will work with the Congress to end taxpayer funding of abortion and abortion providers.” He also pledged that Trump’s Supreme Court pick would “uphold the God-given liberties enshrined in our Constitution in the tradition of the late, great Justice Antonin Scalia.”
Pence cited the Founding Fathers when he said, “More than 24 years ago, our Founders wrote words that have echoed through the ages. They declared these truths to be self-evident: that we are, all of us, endowed by our creator, with certain unalienable rights, and that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
Kellyanne Conway, a presidential counselor, also spoke at the March for Life. She said, “Steps away from here, in the White House, a president and a vice president sit at their desks and make decisions for a nation. As they sit there, they stand here with you.” She added, “This is a new day, a new dawn for life. She closed her talk with these words, “We hear you, [we] see you, we respect you, and we look forward to working with you.”