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Media Covers March for Life Thanks to Trump’s Speech to Rally Participants

Participants in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., received the first-ever presidential participation in their event: A video message from President Donald Trump from the White House. It marks the first time that a sitting U.S. president addressed the pro-life marchers.

As a result of the president’s televised remarks to the march participants, the media covered his speech and the march. NPR [1], NBC News [2], and the Washington Post [3] covered his remarks but often used the phrase anti-abortion to describe the march.

AIM attended 2017’s March for Life and covered the media coverage of that year’s march. At first, the media did not pay [4] attention to it until newly inaugurated Trump mentioned how little attention it gets, and then, a flood of articles was published. Many of the headlines [5] used the phrase¬†anti-abortion [6] in covering 2017’s march.