Donald Trump isn’t like the other presidents.
In a variety of ways.
Here’s one: On Friday, the Commander-in-Chief will become the first U.S. president to attend D.C.’s March for Life.
At the 47th annual pro-life demonstration — commemorating the anniversary of Roe v. Wade — Trump will make history.
See you on Friday…Big Crowd! https://t.co/MFyWLG4HFZ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2020
March for Life President Jeanne Mancini made the announcement Wednesday night — just one day after POTUS declared January 22nd the National Sanctity of Human Life Day.
From Jeanne’s statement provided to Fox News:
“We are deeply honored to welcome President Trump to the 47th annual March for Life. He will be the first president in history to attend and we are so excited for him to experience in person how passionate our marchers are about life and protecting the unborn.”
100,000 activists are expected to descend upon the nation’s capital.
Trump’s involvement follows another first: In 2018, he became the first sitting president to address the March via video.
Mike Pence became the first sitting VP to attend the year before.
During Tuesday’s recognition of the National Sanctity of Human Life Day, he made a call to arms in the protection of the unborn while championing every child’s need of a loving family:
“Today, I call on the Congress to join me in protecting and defending the dignity of every human life, including those not yet born. I call on the American people to continue to care for women in unexpected pregnancies and to support adoption and foster care in a more meaningful way, so every child can have a loving home.”
All of this is doubtlessly chilling to many across the aisle, and some are preparing for battle.
More from Fox:
Last week, Planned Parenthood rolled out its most expensive electoral effort to date, warning about an unprecedented attack from Republicans. The operation will include everything from grassroots organizing and building its volunteer base to polling and paid advertisements. Several pro-life organizations will be spending millions of dollars — $52 million from Susan B. Anthony List — on the election as well.
It’s nothing new: In response to a wave of pro-life legislation across the country, Planned Parenthood has filed roughly 40 lawsuits.
And — Trump’s positions notwithstanding — business is booming:
According to [Planned Parenthood’s] annual report, it performed a record number of abortions and received a record amount of taxpayer funding. Released at the beginning of January, the annual report shows the group received $617 million in taxpayer funds for the fiscal year ending in June. That number represented roughly 37 percent of its overall funding and about a 9 percent increase from the previous year.
Still, Jeanne Mancini praised the Leader of the Free World’s efforts:
“From the appointment of pro-life judges and federal workers, to cutting taxpayer funding for abortions here and abroad, to calling for an end to late-term abortions, President Trump and his Administration have been consistent champions for life and their support for the March for Life has been unwavering. We are grateful for all these pro-life accomplishments and look forward to gaining more victories for life in the future.”
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