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Pence To Address 'March For Life' Instead Of Trump


Contrary to earlier reports, President Donald Trump is not expected to visit an anti-abortion protest.

The March for Life is an annual anti-abortion protest that takes place on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case that made abortion legal under U.S. law. Trump was expected to call in to convey his support for the marchers, but Vice President Mike Pence will address the protesters instead.

"We are very pleased to welcome Vice President Mike Pence to speak at this year’s March for Life," Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life, said in a statement, according to The Blaze. "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."

Although he's not expected to attend, Trump tweeted his support for the marchers.

"The #MarchForLife is so important. To all of you marching --- you have my full support!" he wrote.

Additional speakers expected to attend the event include Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway, Republican Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa, Republican Rep. Mia Love of Utah, Republican Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York City and Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson.

According to ABC News, Trump held pro-choice views for a long time before he ran for president on the Republican ticket.

In 1989, he co-hosted a Planned Parenthood fundraiser but did not attend.

And in 1999, he said he was pro-choice but personally against abortion.

"I hate the concept of abortion. I hate it. I hate everything it stands for, I cringe when I listen to people debating the subject, but still I just believe in choice," Trump told "Meet the Press" at the time, according to ABC News. 

Sources: The Blaze, ABC News, Donald J. Trump/Twitter/ Photo credit: Gene King/Twitter

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