WATCH: Mike Pence Urges Pro-Lifers to ‘Stand Strong and Be Prepared to Defend Life’ in Surprise Speech at 2019 March for Life

Citing a list of pro-life actions President Trump has taken since he assumed office, Vice President Mike Pence described Trump as being the most pro-life president in U.S. history, in a speech at the 46th annual March for Life rally in Washington D.C. Friday.

“This is a movement founded on love and grounded in the nobility and dignity of every human life. When we look into the eyes of a newborn child, we see the beauty of the human soul and the majesty of God’s Creation. We know that every life has meaning and that every life is worth protecting,” Trump said in a video message to the crowd.

In remarks during a surprise appearance at the march before introducing the message from Trump, Pence presented the president as a champion for the pro-life movement backed by a historic record of supporting the cause.

“From the first day of this Administration President Trump has taken action to defend the sanctity of life. Our president reinstituted the Mexico City Policy so now, no American foreign aid flows to organizations that support or promote abortion around the world,” Pence said.

First announced in 1984 by the Reagan administration, the Mexico City Policy has been rescinded and reinstated by subsequent administrations along party lines and has now been in effect for 18 of the past 33 years, according to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Trump reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy via presidential memorandum on Jan. 23, 2017. It was renamed “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance.”

Pence also pointed to Trump’s record on appointing conservative judges to federal courts and his Administration’s efforts to defund the largest abortion business in the country, Planned Parenthood.

“In the last two years, President Trump kept his promise and he appointed more conservative men and women to our federal courts of appeal than any president in American history. And this president signed legislation that I had the privilege to cast the tie-breaking vote to empower states to defund Planned Parenthood. The truth is, President Donald Trump is the most pro-life president in American history,” Pence declared.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leonardo Blair