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Antiabortion activists rally in annual "March for Life" in Washington

Antiabortion activists rally in annual

President Donald Trump became the first sitting president to address the annual March for Life in Washington D.C. Friday.

Since taking office about a year ago, Trump has delivered on rules and policies he promised to help curb abortion rights legalized 45 years ago.

"It is the gift of friendship, the gift of mentorship and the gift of encouragement, love and support, and most importantly of all it is the gift of life itself", Trump said.

Tara Gielskie, 17, of Delhi, said having a president address the group directly was important because media coverage of the movement and issues is lacking.

Perkins says the Trump presidency has been the most effective pro-life administration since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision made abortion legal in the U.S.

"I strongly supported the House of Representatives pain-capable bill, which would end painful, late-term abortions nationwide", said the president in front of the massive crowd.

False. In most USA states, abortion laws are in line with those of most of Europe (with the exception of Ireland, Great Britain, Poland and Finland), all of Central Asia, a large part of East Asia, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Malawi, Tunisia, Uruguay, Guyana, and French Guyana.

False. According to Gallup, which has been tracking public opinion of abortion for decades, the sentiment has not changed dramatically in the past few years.

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Well-known pro-life congressman Chris Smith was interrupted twice by massive spontaneous cheers from the crowd of pro-life advocates that stretched like a sea down the Washington Mall at Friday's March for Life rally.

Alaniz said he respects anti-abortion group's right to their religious beliefs, but "it's not an OK thing to want to impress those beliefs on other people".

"We're changing the hearts and minds of the country, so that's where the hope is", Konderla said. "The Ultimate Child Abuse" and "Take My Hand, Not My Life". "If we have movements to save baby whales, save turtles, then why can't we save our own human race".

"From preventing taxpayer dollars from funding abortion overseas to empowering states to respect life in Title X, to nominating judges who will uphold our God-given liberties enshrined in the Constitution of the United States, this president has been a tireless defender of life and conscience in America", stated Pence.

A Gallup poll taken in May 2017 shows 67 percent of Americans are opposed to unrestricted abortion.

"You can not make abortion morally right even if you make it legal", he says.

During his first week in office, Trump signed an executive order prohibiting U.S. government funding for foreign organisations that even provide abortion counseling, a decades-old Republican policy overturned by President Barack Obama in 2009.

Planned Parenthood has criticized the decision, claimed the Trump administration "is giving doctors a #LicenseToDiscriminate".


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