On Friday, as they have for decades, anti-abortion rights activists are marching through Washington, D.C., to the U.S. Supreme Court – a location that symbolizes the long-held goal of reversing the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized the procedure nationwide in 1973.
Vice President Mike Pence phoned into the rally Friday morning and then made a surprise visit with his wife, Karen Pence. He thanked attendees for “standing for life” and calling on them to “be prepared to defend life.”
Leanne Jamieson, who runs a crisis pregnancy center in Dallas that counsels women against abortion is attending the march. “Without the right to life, we have no other rights,” she says. “There’s no point debating the right to free speech or the right to bear arms if we don’t have the right to life.”
For Jamieson, the makeup of the Supreme Court was the primary motivating factor behind her vote for Trump in 2016. But she says she’s “conflicted” about Trump’s tone and rhetoric. With Kavanaugh on the court, she hopes to see Roe overturned….
image….People gather on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for the annual anti-abortion rights March For Life.