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Last year, about 400,000 people attended the event, and organizers said they expect more this year. This year’s march coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that affirmed a legal right to have an abortion.

House Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerJohn Feehery: A political forest fire Trump's pick for Federal Reserve chief is right choice at right time The two-party system is dying — let’s put it out of its misery MORE (R-Ohio) is expected to address the crowd by video. Other speakers include former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) and Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulLexington mayor launches bid for Congress Trump-free Kennedy Center Honors avoids politics Meet the Iran hawk who could be Trump's next secretary of State MORE (R-Ky.). Many other Republicans were mingling with the crowd on the National Mall, and even those who are out of town for a workweek back in their districts were tweeting their support for the cause.