>> Abortion rights for women.>> Thousands of anti-abortion advocates set to march on Washington Friday, hoping to rival last week's massive women's march that drew nearly half a million people to the capital. Vice President Mike Pence the main draw at the 44th annual March for Life. Confirming his attendance in a tweet Thursday.
His boss, Donald Trump, has promised to sign a slew of anti-abortion measures that include cutting funding for Planned Parenthood and nominating a Supreme Court justice who could overturn Roe v. Wade. A landmark decision that legalized abortion. Earlier this week, Trump reinstated a policy banning foreign aid to health providers that discuss abortion as a family planning issue.
No president or vice president has ever addressed this gathering of pro-lifers in person. But Pence has been a regular speaker at the annual march during his 12 years in Congress. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway also scheduled to speak at the event. The rally comes as Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson on Thursday signed into law a bill banning the most common abortion procedure employed in the second trimester of a pregnancy, among the most restrictive abortion legislation in the US.
Similar laws have been adopted in Mississippi and Louisiana but face legal challenges.