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Vice President Pence set to address the March for Life

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Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence arrive at the Freedom Ball in Washington, on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at the Washington Convention Center during the 58th presidential inauguration. (AP/Mark Tenally)

Vice President Mike Pence will address the annual March for Life on Friday, according to the New York Times.

Organizers of the March for Life extended invitations to both Pence and President Donald Trump, and a senior White House official told the Times that Pence will attend.

Pence has addressed the annual pro-life gathering before. He spoke in 2010 while he served in the House of Representatives:

TheBlaze previously reported that another member of the Trump administration, Kellyanne Conway, senior adviser to the president, will also speak at the march.

Some pro-life activists expressed concerns over Trump’s commitment to their cause during his candidacy. Prior to his bid for the White House, Trump had called himself pro-choice. During his campaign, he made conflicting statements on the issue.

Since taking the oath of office, Trump has reinstated the “Mexico City policy,” which bans foreign aid from going to nongovernmental organizations that promote or pay for abortion procedures.

Trump criticized the media Wednesday for largely ignoring the March for Life, which takes place on or near Jan. 22 each year, the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

This year’s event will take place Friday in Washington.

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