Watch live: 2018 March for Life rally

Watch live: 2018 March for Life rally
Pro-life activists gathered on Friday for the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. (Image source: Kate Scanlon/TheBlaze)

WASHINGTON — Pro-life activists gathered Friday for the 45th annual March for Life in the nation’s capital.

The March for Life — described by organizers as the world’s largest pro-life gathering — takes place each year on or near Jan. 22, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Marchers begin at a rally on the National Mall and proceed to the Supreme Court in protest of the ruling.

Organizers estimate that over 100,000 people will travel from all over the country to attend this year’s event with the theme “Love Saves Lives.”

Who will speak at the rally?

President Donald Trump will address the gathering via satellite from the White House.

Speakers who will address the rally in person include House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.), Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Dan Lipinski (D-Mich.). Additional speakers include Kay Coles James, president of The Heritage Foundation, and former NFL player Matt Birk.

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