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GOP Stands Firm Behind March for Life and Against Abortion: ‘We March for the Voiceless’

Thousands of anti-abortion activists gathered in the nation’s capital to advocate for the lives of the unborn during the 46th annual March for Life event on Friday.

The president and the vice president both made surprise appearances at the event, as IJR Red reported.

Vice President Mike Pence delivered a speech to the young activists, telling them to “stand with that love and compassion” and “know that we will stand with you until that great day comes where we restore the sanctity of life to the center of American law.”

A video rolled afterward of President Donald Trump’s message to the crowd as he told them that “we know that every life has meaning,” adding that he “will always defend the first right in our Declaration of Independence: the right to life.”

The president declared that he will issue a veto to any legislation that “weakens the protection of human life.”

Republican leaders stood up in unison against abortion during the March for Life event, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Tex.), and several others.

McCarthy shared a video on the pro-life event, explaining that “we march for the marginalized. We march for the voiceless. We march for the unborn.”

“It is the act of love and the love of people across this country for children they never met that saves lives,” McCarthy said in a video. “We stand for women and children everywhere, to tell them we love you, we fight for you, and we are on the march for you.”

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Appearing on the Eternal Word Television Network, Scalise said it was “inspiring” to see the young activists standing up for “life.”

“For me, we’re here in the battle every day,” Scalise said. “But to see people from all around the country, it just shows that this is a cause that is not just something that’s part of a generational fight, but the next generation is part of that fight as well.

“We’re ultimately going to win,” he added.

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In a tweet posted Friday, Scalise stated that “it’s wrong that the US is 1 of only 7 nations — like North Korea — in the world that allow abortion on demand at any point in pregnancy.”

Crenshaw made an appearance at the March for Life event.

“We’re here because we value life and we understand how important it is for our country,” Crenshaw said in a video.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) shared that he reintroduced a 20-week abortion ban, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would protect the unborn after 20 weeks or five months of pregnancy.

“There are only seven countries that allow wholesale abortions at the 20-week period, including China and North Korea. The United States should not be in that club. I don’t believe abortion, five months into pregnancy, makes us a better nation. America is at her best when she’s standing up for the least among us and the sooner we pass this legislation into law, the better. We are on the right side of history.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) argued the event was “one of our nation’s proudest examples of peaceful activism.”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wrote a pro-life commentary piece, in which he explained how he was “proud” to co-sponsor the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act and the Protect Funding for Women’s Health Care Act.

“I look forward to a time when every child — girl or boy, with special needs or special mind — has the opportunity to enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” he wrote. “Keep marching for them.”

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