Dem lawmaker to speak at annual anti-abortion rally in Washington

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), one of the few anti-abortion Democrats on Capitol Hill, will speak at the March for Life this month after skipping the annual event last year during a tough primary challenge.

The Illinois lawmaker was scheduled to speak at last year's rally, but bailed following criticism from abortion-rights groups that supported his primary opponent, Marie Newman.

He later said he did not want to share a stage with President TrumpDonald John TrumpMueller report findings could be a 'good day' for Trump, Dem senator says Trump officials heading to China for trade talks next week Showdown looms over Mueller report MORE, who addressed rally participants via a live feed. Lipinski has spoken at the event in previous years.

Abortion-rights groups like NARAL and Planned Parenthood fought to unseat Lipinski in 2018, with NARAL saying his planned speech at the 2018 March for Life was "proof of his extreme agenda."

But he was bolstered by anti-abortion groups like the Susan B. Anthony List.

Other lawmakers speaking at this year's rally include Sen. Steve DainesSteven (Steve) David DainesHillicon Valley: Mueller delivers report, ending investigation | FEMA exposed info of 2.3M disaster survivors | Facebook asks judge to toss DC privacy lawsuit | Trump picks his first CTO | FCC settles lawsuit over net neutrality records JOBS for Success Act would recognize that all people have potential Republicans up for reelection fear daylight with Trump MORE (R-Mont.) and Rep. Chris SmithChristopher (Chris) Henry SmithThe 31 Trump districts that will determine the next House majority Tax Foundation: Bill to restore full SALT deduction would benefit high earners Trump should push to end persecution of Chinese Christians as part of trade negotiations MORE (R-N.J.), chairman of the House Pro-Life Caucus.