Vice President Mike Pence Will Speak at March for Life: First VP Ever to Do So

Debbie McDaniel | iBelieve Contributing Writer | Friday, January 27, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence Will Speak at March for Life: First VP Ever to Do So

*Editor's note: Vice President Pence addressed the crowd gathered for the annual March for Life rally in Washington D.C. Pence proclaimed "Life is winning again!" to enthusiastic cheers from the crowd. He also said that "We will not rest until we restore a culture of life in America," noting that pro-life advocates must not only work to protect unborn babies, but must also care for mothers who face difficult decisions.

Vice President Mike Pence will speak at the annual March for Life event today, making him the first and highest ranking official to ever address this pro-life event in person.

As many as half a million or more pro-life marchers will gather in the nation’s capital to express their opposition to abortion and their stance for life.

White House officials have confirmed that Vice President Pence will indeed address the pro-life event. The Trump Administration is also sending other officials to the March for Life including senior advisor Kellyanne Conway, a longtime pro-life advocate.

A report from Life News says, “Previously, pro-life presidents including Ronald Reagan and George W Bush spoke to pro-life people attending the March for Life but did so via a phone call. Pence’s in person speach at the pro-life March will no doubt require a ramping up of security at the event — where abortion activists often counter-protest.”

Pence, former governor of Indiana, has a long record of standing for the pro-life position, has voted pro-life as a member of Congress, and has worked hard to put pro-life legislation into law in his state.

He has previously stated his thoughts on this issue: “Let me be clear: People who know me well know I’m pro-life, and I don’t apologize for it. I want to live to see the day that we put the sanctity of life back at the center of American law, and we send Roe v. Wade to the ash heap of history, where it belongs.”

Indiana Right to Life President Mike Fichter was quoted as saying this about his friend during his term as Governor:

“Even before becoming the state’s top executive, Gov. Pence demonstrated his willingness to fight for the protection of life in a meaningful way. In Congress, Pence led the effort to defund the nation’s largest abortion business, Planned Parenthood…Pence has advanced the pro-life cause through legislation and his administration. Under Gov. Pence, there are four fewer abortion facilities. The state abortion rate has been steadily declining every year. The state is enforcing health regulations that protect women’s health, and abortion doctors know they don’t have a free pass.”

ABC News reports, “This year’s march is centered on the theme “The Power of One.” Beyond Pence and Conway, the lineup of speakers includes Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, and Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey.”

“It is our hope that this year’s March for Life will encourage each of us to seek and fulfill our unique mission to the best of our ability because only in doing so we will collectively build a culture of life in the U.S. -- a culture where abortion is unthinkable,” March for Life President Jeanne Mancini said in a statement.

For many who have championed and fought on behalf of pro-life measures through the years, this is like an answer to prayer. Many believe the tide is turning, as attention is being drawn to the rights of the unborn.

May God cover this day with His Spirit and peace. May He give the leaders of our nation great wisdom, courage, humility, and love.

To read more about the pro-life measures Pence has signed while Gov. of Indiana, click here


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Publication date: January 27, 2017