Paul Ryan to speak at anti-abortion march in DC

Paul Ryan to speak at anti-abortion march in DC
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Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanTrump vows to stand with House GOP '1,000 percent' on immigration Heckler yells ‘Mr. President, f--- you’ as Trump arrives at Capitol Hoyer: GOP centrists 'sold out' Dreamers MORE (R-Wis.) will address this year's March for Life, an annual anti-abortion rally in Washington, D.C. 

March for Life President Jeanne Mancini called it an "honor" to have Ryan speak at the Jan. 19 event. 
 
"Speaker Ryan has been an unwavering champion for the pro-life cause since taking office, and continues to utilize his post to promote the inherent dignity of the human person at all stages of life,” Mancini said in a statement. 

Ryan is currently the highest-ranking government official scheduled to speak at the event.

Last year Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard Pence'Queer Eye' star recounts his visit to White House Pence knocks Sherrod Brown in Ohio, boosts Renacci Key conservative presses for shield law after seizure of NYT reporter’s records MORE became the first sitting vice president to address the marchers. 

Other lawmakers scheduled to speak at the 45th annual event include the co-chairmen of the House's bipartisan Pro Life Caucus, Reps. Daniel LipinskiDaniel William LipinskiThe Hill's Morning Report: As Trump talks, his lawyers sweat Pelosi rejects litmus test on abortion How much collateral damage will there be in the 2018 midterms? MORE (D-Ill.) and Chris SmithChristopher (Chris) Henry SmithWe should allow all taxpayers to deduct charitable contributions AEI: GOP tax law will reduce charitable giving by .2 billion The progressive blue wave is crashing and burning in 2018 MORE (R-N.J.). 

Heritage Foundation President Kay Cole James and ESPN analyst Tim Tebow's mother, Pam, will also speak. 

Organizers say more than 100,000 people attended last year's march.