WASHINGTON, D.C., January 14, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Vice President Mike Pence will represent the Trump administration at the annual March for Life in the nation’s capital this week by delivering an address at the 37th annual Rose Dinner.
Held this year in the grand ballroom of the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel, the Rose Dinner will follow the March for Life on the evening of January 18 and concludes the itinerary for the week.
Calling Pence’s participation a “great honor,” March for Life president Jeanne Mancini noted that the vice president previously “made history in 2017 when he addressed the March for Life just one week after the inauguration.”
“Throughout his extensive career, Vice President Pence has remained exemplary in his commitment to protecting the sanctity of unborn life and it is our utmost privilege to have a pro-life champion of his stature address this year’s Rose Dinner,” Mancini said.
The Trump administration’s support for and participation in the March for Life was an early sign of President Donald Trump’s support for the pro-life movement, and has persisted every year of his first term. Just days after being inaugurated, Trump criticized the mainstream media for neglecting the March in an interview with ABC’s David Muir.
Pence also delivered an address to the 2018 March in live-streamed remarks from the White House, as did the president himself.
The Rose Dinner will also feature former abortionist and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists fellow Dr. Kathi Aultman as keynote speaker, as well as music by Winchester jazz pianist Caleb Nei.
The 2018 March for Life promises another full slate of events and expects another massive turnout in Washington, D.C. LifeSiteNews will follow the March’s developments all throughout this week.