Trump addresses anti-abortion rally

ANI | Updated: Jan 20, 2018 07:20 IST

Washington DC [United States] January 20 (ANI): United States president Donald Trump has addressed the anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life here.

"The March for Life is a movement born out of love ... you love every child born and unborn because you believe every life is sacred, that every child is a precious gift from God," reported the Independent, citing, Trump as saying.

On the occasion, Trump also pledged his administration would always defend "the right to life."

His appearance on Friday made him the first to join the long-running, annual event by satellite, but the third Republican president to speak to the group. Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush both phoned into the conference during their time in office.

Trump said the United States "is one of only seven countries to allow elective late-term abortions," mentioning China and North Korea. "It is wrong. It has to change."

In addition to this, Trump listed some anti-abortion measures his administration had taken, including an announcement made by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services earlier in the day. (ANI)