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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 BoehnerLobbyists bounce back under Trump Business groups silent on Trump's Ex-Im nominee Chaffetz won't run for reelection MORE (R-Ohio) is expected to address the crowd by video. Other speakers include former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) and Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulDestructive 'fat cat' tax law a complete flop. It's time to repeal it. Trump must take action in Macedonia to fix damage done by Obama and Clinton We can put America first by preventing public health disasters 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.