After being introduced by his wife, Karen, Vice President Mike Pence told the crowd Friday at the March for Life in Washington, D.C. that “life is winning in America,” in large part because of President Donald Trump.
Pence, the first sitting vice president to address the 44-year-old march, said Trump was committed to ending taxpayer dollars that go toward abortions.
Speaking to a crowd gathered near the Washington Monument, Pence said the nation’s founders, in the Declaration of Independence, intended “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” to be for all Americans, including the unborn.
He accused the U.S. Supreme Court, in its landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973 that legalized abortion, of having “turned away from these timeless ideals.”
Next week, Pence said, Trump will announce a Supreme Court nominee who will uphold the right to life.
Watch Pence’s remarks in the video player above. You can also follow our live coverage of the march here.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.