New Delhi,January 25: US President Donald Trump on Friday attended the US’ biggest annual anti-abortion rally on Friday as the Senate sat in judgment nearby at his impeachment trial.
He is seeking to shore up evangelical support ahead of the November election.
“Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House,” Trump told tens of thousands of anti-abortion campaigners at the 47th “March for Life” on the National Mall.
Trump, the first president to address the annual event in person, assailed Democrats for supporting abortion rights and claimed that religious liberty was under attack.
“When it comes to abortion,” the 73-year-old Republican president said, “Democrats have embraced the most radical and extreme positions.”
“We have taken decisive action to protect religious liberty,” he added.
Following Trump’s brief remarks, the crowd broke into a chant of “four more years,” a reference to the November vote, when Christian evangelical support will be crucial to Trump’s re-election.