The annual Right to Life March in Washington, DC routinely attracts hundreds of thousands of participants every year, yet the media hardly pays it any mind.
But last weekend’s Women’s March, held one day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, received wall to wall coverage on virtually every network.
This was something not lost on pro-life actress Patricia Heaton of “Everybody Loves Raymond” fame:
— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) January 21, 2017
The Trump administration first announced that Kellyanne Conway, the first woman to lead a successful presidential campaign, would be speaking at this year’s march.
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) January 25, 2017
…but that’s not all!
It was then announced Thursday that additional security measures were being taken unlike previous years. The reason?
Mike Pence will be the first sitting vice president to ever appear!
— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) January 26, 2017
“Let me be clear: People who know me well know I’m pro-life, and I don’t apologize for it,” Pence said in September. “I want to live to see the day that we put the sanctity of life back at the center of American law, and we send Roe v. Wade to the ash heap of history, where it belongs.”
As Independent Journal Review noted, Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush called in to the event in 1987 and 2003, respectively.
Trump, speaking to a stunned David Muir of Wednesday, lamented to a lack of media coverage of the March for Life.
You’re going to have a lot of people coming on Friday. And I will say this, and I didn’t realize this. But I was told. You will have a very large crowd of people. I don’t know as large or larger. Some people said it will be larger. Pro-life people and they say the press doesn’t cover them.
The onus will now be on the media to cover the event.