Trump adviser and March for Life headliner Kellyanne Conway’s longstanding Pro-Life advocacy
Pro-Lifers descending on Washington, D.C., for the annual March for Life will be greeted by an experience they’ve not encountered for the last eight years: a White House that actually acknowledges and supports one of the largest demonstrations for human rights in the United States.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer has indicated that the Trump administration will have a “heavy presence” at the March.
Along with Vice President Mike Pence, confirmed as a speaker will be special counselor to the president, Kellyanne Conway. Not only a committed Catholic and Pro-Life mother of four, Conway is the first woman in the history of the United States to run a successful presidential campaign.
The Pro-Life movement has enthusiastically welcomed Kellyanne Conway into the folds. A strong, influential voice in conservative politics for many years, Conway established and manages The Polling Company, Inc./Women Trend which is dedicated to consulting companies on their marketing strategies, specifically in regard to women.
Conway was key to the success of President Trump’s campaign in discussing and promoting the president’s Pro-Life views and promises to appoint Pro-Life conservatives to key judicial and cabinet positions. Her presence at the March for Life continues to indicate that the new administration intends to follow through on the campaign’s Pro-Life rhetoric.
And while some were at first skeptical of Donald Trump’s new-found Pro-Life voice, Kellyanne Conway has been an ardent supporter of rights for the preborn for decades. In 1996, Conway (then Fitzpatrick) gave an interview with liberal magazine, The Atlantic, as a young, conservative up-and-coming woman in politics. Much to the magazine’s chagrin, Conway dismissed the condescension of the anti-Life left’s tired (even back then) talking points about abortion and “women’s issues” and focused on the humanity of the preborn child.
For [her], the central issue is not privacy–a woman’s right to control her own body–but rather the reality of visibly moving fetuses that they believe to be fully human. “You can’t appeal to us through our wombs,” Fitzpatrick says. “We’re Pro-Life. The fetus beat us. We grew up with sonograms. We know life when we see it.”
Kellyanne Conway’s commitment to restoring the rights of the preborn is tried and true; the Pro-Life movement is blessed to have such a strong advocate advising the new president. Her representation of President Trump’s administration at the March is a great addition to the already superb lineup Pro-Life Americans will hear standing up for the preborn and the women who carry them. The White House confirmed Vice President Mike Pence will also speak at the March – making Kellyanne Conway and Vice President Pence the senior most ranking officials from any administration to ever headline the March.
The setting and emotions of the March for Life this weekend are sure to be vastly different from the marches of the last eight years. Yet, those marching and the speakers know that regardless of who occupies the White House, the commitment to fighting for and saving every life never stops or wavers.