NPR host refers to protest as 'the so-called March for Life'

NPR host refers to protest as 'the so-called March for Life'
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A National Public Radio host on Friday referred to the largest abortion opposition protest taking place as "the so-called March for Life."

"America's biggest anti-abortion rally, the so-called March for Life, will take place today in Washington, D.C., and Donald Trump is set to become the first sitting president to address the annual event," said Rachel Martin, the host of "Morning Edition" on the nonprofit radio network.

The clip was first flagged by the Washington Free Beacon.

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Martin then interviewed Kristin Hawkins, the president of Students for Life of America, an anti-abortion organization with more than 1,100 members nationwide.

Martin asked Hawkins about President TrumpDonald John TrumpWSJ: Trump ignored advice to confront Putin over indictments Trump hotel charging Sean Spicer ,000 as book party venue Bernie Sanders: Trump 'so tough' on child separations but not on Putin MORE's groping comments on the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape and the recent allegations of infidelity in 2006 by adult film star Stormy Daniels.

"How do you, as a Christian, reconcile your support and praise for Donald Trump, and his position on abortion, with his own moral failings — how he talked about grabbing women by the genitals, recent allegations of infidelity with a porn star?" Martin asked.

"That is a question that a lot of us grappled with during the election that when we think about voting, we're never going to have the perfect candidate," Hawkins replied. "I mean, we are all sinners and the way I look at it is, President Trump is a sinner. I'm a sinner, every politician is a sinner, and when I'm voting for a politician, I'm not voting to endorse what they've done in their life or the sins that they've committed.

"I pray that they've sought forgiveness for those sins. I'm voting for my issue. I'm voting to advance that issue."

Martin took to Twitter during the March for Life to joke she was "counting the hours" until she could have a drink tonight "after the interviews she's doing" per an observation made by one of her followers.

Trump on Friday became the first sitting president to address the rally. He used his address as a chance to call on the Senate to pass a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

"I call upon the Senate to pass this important law and send it to my desk for signing," Trump said via satellite from the Rose Garden.

The 20-week abortion bill passed the House in 2017 but has not been called for a vote in the Senate.