(NationalSentinel) President Donald J. Trump couldn’t have sent any clearer message on Friday to “March for Life” demonstrators who made their annual pilgrimage to the nation’s capital.
The message? ‘We’re with you.’
As reported by the Washington Examiner, the president sent Vice President Mike Pence, extremely popular among conservatives and pro-life abortion opponents, and his top advisor, Kellyanne Conway to headline the pre-march rally on the National Mall.
The WE reported further:
Pence and Conway’s presence is a huge boon to the march, attended by hundreds of thousands of people every year who want to register their opposition to the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. It further solidifies their confidence that President Trump will live up to his promises to crack down on abortion, as he vowed during his campaign.
Pence is a favorite of conservatives for his actions as Indiana governor and as a member of Congress to limit abortion. While Trump used to support abortion rights, activists view Pence as one of their own, a longtime and trustworthy ally.
Pence and Conway are the highest-ranking members of any previous administration to speak at the event.
“He’s not a recent convert to caring about issues of human dignity,” said Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religions Liberty Commission, the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, of Pence. “He’s been in the trenches for a long time and is deeply admired by all of us.”
Conway also has a long history of opposing abortion.
“Making the March for Life a major priority during her first week of the new administration gives great hope to pro-life Americans,” said March for Life President Jeanne Mancini.