As Thousands Attend 'March For Life', Bernie Tweets 'Abortion Is Healthcare'

As Thousands Attend 'March For Life', Bernie Tweets 'Abortion Is Healthcare'As Thousands Attend 'March For Life', Bernie Tweets 'Abortion Is Healthcare' On Friday, thousands gathered in downtown Washington D.C. for the 47th annual March for Life event. President Donald Trump even attended the event which made him the first president in history to show up to the gathering.

As Thousands Attend 'March For Life', Bernie Tweets 'Abortion Is Healthcare'
As Thousands Attend 'March For Life', Bernie Tweets 'Abortion Is Healthcare'

The tweet immediately received backlash from conservative Twitter users. Katie Pavlich quoted the tweet, saying, "Take note. Bernie will take more of your hard-earned money to fund abortion." The March for Life turned out to be a total success. Check out what USA Today reported: In a pivotal year in the legal battle over abortion, tens of thousands of anti-abortion activists gathered in Washington, D.C., on Friday for the annual March for Life that featured President Donald Trump as the first sitting president to appear in person at the event in its 47-year history.

Calling it a “profound honor" to be the first president to attend, he said that "unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House," citing his own actions. "When it comes to abortion ... Democrats have embraced the most radical and extreme positions," Trump said.

In some ways, his speech resembled the ones he gives at campaign rallies. He recited praise for the size of the crowd, bragged about the number of federal judges he has appointed, and attacked Democrats over social policy. Trump also appeared to make a reference to impeachment by telling abortion opponents: "They are coming after me because I am fighting for you."

In his speech at the rally, Trump made a special appeal to women, saying they are using the power of "their votes" to fight abortion. Following his remarks, the audience responded with chants of "four more years."  In an apparent nod to the powerful impact of women voters in the last two elections, the theme for this highly contentious election year is "Life Empower: Pro-life is Pro-Woman." The march is the centerpiece for three days of activities that include a youth rally, a Christian rock concert and an expo featuring anti-abortion organizations and ministries.

Participants of the event explained why they decided to come out to the event and support the pro-life movement. “We are fighting for women and babies,” said march participant Frances Floresca who also said that the March for Life was "the real Women's March." “We’re standing for the women who need to be strong so they don’t get an abortion," she added.

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