Kellyanne Conway, senior adviser to President Trump, said it’s a “new dawn” for the anti-abortion movement.
In a speech at the March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Conway vowed that the new president and vice president will fight to protect the lives of unborn children.
“It is a time to lift your voices and lift your spirits. Steps away from here, in the White House, a president and a vice president sit at their desks and make decisions for a nation. As they sit there, they stand here with you,” Conway said. “Their impassioned defenses of life as presidential candidates showed a nation that courage and commitment can overcome indifference and insults. And their decisive actions as president and vice president will further this conversation and this cause.”
President Trump, who supported pro-abortion rights before entering the political arena, has already sent a statement on the issue by reinstating the Mexico City Policy, which bans foreign funding from going to international organizations that perform or provide information on abortions. He has also vowed to appoint anti-abortion Supreme Court justices. The presence of Conway and Vice President Mike Pence, who also spoke at Friday’s March, sent further signals that the new administration would make curbing abortion a priority.
“This is a time of incredible promise for the pro-life and pro-adoption movement,” Conway said. “Our message and our positive action must also reach those women who face unplanned pregnancies. They should know they are not alone. They are not judged. They, too, are protected, and cared for, and celebrated.”
“So, to the March for Life 2017, allow me to make it very clear: We hear you, we see you, we respect you, and we look forward to working you,” she said.
Watch Conway’s full speech above.