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March for Life Begins Friday in Washington D.C.

U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor today in support of pro-life policies. Vice President Mike Pence also spoke highly of the event.

WASHINGTON--The 46th annual March for Life rally begins Friday in Washington D.C. 

It's an annual rally protesting both the practice and legality of abortion. 

The rally starts on the National Mall at 12th Street, between Madison Drive and Jefferson Drive. At 1 p.m., attendees will march up Constitution Avenue to the Capitol and the Supreme Court. 

The government shutdown will not affect for the March for Life. 

Vice President Mike Pence had this to say Thursday about the rally: 

U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) spoke on the Senate floor Thursday in support of pro-life policies, including legislation he cosponsored to ban taxpayer funding of abortion. 

"I joined several of my colleagues this week to co-sponsor the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act of 2019, which we just voted on. This bill would have established a government-wide statutory prohibition on taxpayer subsidies for abortion and abortion coverage. Federal dollars should absolutely not be used to fund abortion. I am disappointed that my colleagues did not join me in voting to pass this important legislation today. I’ll continue looking for ways to advance this needed reform," Young said. 

He also said he is a co-sponsor of the Born Alive Protection Act. 

"It ensures that a baby who survives an abortion will receive the same treatment as any child naturally born premature at the same age. We must protect innocent life. Before being elected to the Senate, I sat on the Board of Directors of the Hannah House in Bloomington, Indiana, which offers women loving support during pregnancy. I also spent two years as a small town attorney offering legal services to parents who wanted to adopt," Young said. 

Young said President Trump has been supportive of pro-life policies, but House Democrats have already indicated that they intend to move forward with pro-abortion legislation this Congress. 

"We are divided on so many issues today, but protecting the lives of unborn children should not be one of those issues.  I’ll continue working on legislation that advances pro-life values, and I am hopeful we can soon turn these actions into law," Young said. 

A list of speakers at this year's March for Life can be found here. The organizers say they plan to stream the event on Facebook. 

 

(PHOTO: Saul Loeb/Getty Images) 

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