Pence helps bring new energy to anti-abortion rally in DC

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than four decades, the March for Life has become a familiar ritual in Washington. No matter the weather, thousands of abortion opponents gather every year on the National Mall, many wearing matching hats or scarves from their school or church groups, and listen to speeches from social conservatives in Congress before marching to the Supreme Court.


Pence becomes 1st vice president to address March for Life

Associated Press

Vice President Mike Pence listens as his wife Karen Pence speaks at the March for Life on the National Mall in Washington, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. Vice President Mike Pence listens as his wife Karen Pence speaks at the March for Life on the National Mall in Washington, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, file photo, Michelle Doyle, left, joins the March for Life 2016 rally, commemorating the anniversary of 1973 "Roe v. Wade" U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in Washington. "The vast majority of Americans support Roe v. Wade and support the legal right to abortion," Hogue said.


DC's March for Life to highlight gains by abortion opponents

Associated Press

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, file photo, Michelle Doyle, left, joins the March for Life 2016 rally, commemorating the anniversary of 1973 "Roe v. Wade" U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in Washington. FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, file photo, Michelle Doyle, left, joins the March for Life 2016 rally, commemorating the anniversary of 1973 "Roe v. Wade" U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in Washington. FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, file photo, people walk past Capitol Hill and the Supreme Court in Washington, during the March for Life 2016, the annual rally held on the anniversary of 1973 'Roe v. Wade' U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. The March for Life, held each year in Washington to mark the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, will have one of its biggest-name speakers in years: Vice President Mike Pence.


Vice president pledges to end taxpayer-funded abortion

Associated Press

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, file photo, Michelle Doyle, left, joins the March for Life 2016 rally, commemorating the anniversary of 1973 "Roe v. Wade" U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in Washington. FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, file photo, Michelle Doyle, left, joins the March for Life 2016 rally, commemorating the anniversary of 1973 "Roe v. Wade" U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in Washington. FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, file photo, people walk past Capitol Hill and the Supreme Court in Washington, during the March for Life 2016, the annual rally held on the anniversary of 1973 'Roe v. Wade' U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Mike Pence told a crowd gathered Friday in Washington for the annual March for Life rally that ending taxpayer-funded abortion and choosing a Supreme Court justice who will uphold "God-given" liberties are among top priorities of the Trump administration.


Analysis: Abortion opponents embrace President Trump and their increased odds of success

Los Angeles Times

Antiabortion activists meet Friday for their 44th annual march in Washington with reason for optimism: Republican control of Capitol Hill and a newly inaugurated president who appears intent on proving his later-in-life embrace of their cause. In his first week, President Trump has moved already to limit abortion. On Monday, he reinstated a ban on funding of international organizations that provide abortion services or related counseling, reversing President Obama's action eight years earlier. Next Thursday, he is due to announce his replacement for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; he has said he will pick only a candidate opposed to abortion. Vice President Mike Pence entertained march organizers Thursday night in his ceremonial office adjacent to the White House.