Thousands Gathered for the 46th Annual March for Life 

January 18, 2019 - 11:51 am

(KNX 1070) -- Tens of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall today for the 46th Annual March for Life. 

It's grown into the largest pro-life event in the world since its inception in 1973. 

President Trump addressed the marchers in a video message, where he doubled down on promises to support anti-abortion policies and lawmakers. 

“As president, I will always defend the first right in our Declaration of Independence, the right to life,” Trump said comments recorded from the Oval Office, a right he added that extended to “unborn children.”

Vice President Mike Pence made a surprise appearance at today's event, where he called Trump, “the most pro-life president in American history.”

Speakers at the rally included Congressman Dan Lipinski, a Democrat, and Congressman Chris Smith, a Republican.