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5 things you need to know about the 2019 March for Life: 'Life is winning in America once again!'

The president and vice president delivered moving remarks at the annual march

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The 46th annual March for Life was held Friday in Washington, D.C., despite the ongoing partial government shutdown.

Here are some things to know about the annual march.

No. 1: The march got its start in 1973 with a seemingly insignificant protest in response to the landmark Supreme Court decisions of Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton.

In the following 46 years, the March for Life has become the biggest pro-life event in the U.S, according to march organizers.

No. 2: The rally kicked off at 1 p.m. local time at the National Mall and featured various pro-life speakers. Speakers included The Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro, Dr. Alveda King, Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, Archbishop Joseph Naumann, and more, in addition to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

No. 3: Trump addressed the March for Life participants in a pre-recorded address.

In his remarks, the president promised to continue protecting America's unborn children even though Democrats took a majority in the House of Representatives as a result of the 2016 midterm elections.

"Today," he said, "I have signed a letter to Congress to make clear that if they send any legislation to my desk that weakens the protection of human life, I will issue a veto. And we have the support to uphold these vetoes."

He also added, "We know that every life has meaning and that every life is worth protecting. As president, I will always defend the first right in our Declaration of Independence: the right to life."

No. 4: Vice President Pence and his wife Karen made a surprise, in-person appearance at the march.

Though Trump himself wasn't at the march, the vice president and his wife showed up to introduce the president's videotaped remarks.

Prior to introducing Trump's video, Pence delivered his own remarks: "Know that you have an unwavering ally in this vice president, in our family, and you have a champion in the President of the United States. ... Life is winning in America once again!"

No. 5: An estimated 100,000 people — at least — are expected to attend the march.

Despite that, the ABC, NBC, and CBS morning shows all ignored coverage of the massive annual event, according to LifeSiteNews.

Instead, the networks opted to cover Saturday's upcoming Women's March, instead.

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