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 Boehner4 reasons Mike Pompeo will succeed at Foggy Bottom The misunderstood reason Congress can’t get its job done GOP sees McCarthy moving up — if GOP loses the House 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 PaulSenate approves .3 trillion spending bill, sending to Trump GOP senator threatened to hold up bill over provision to honor late political rival: report Conservatives balk over funding bill ahead of shutdown  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.