Thousands of abortion opponents gathered in cold, blustery weather near the Washington Monument Friday and heard Vice President Mike Pence tell the annual March for Life that the Trump administration is determined to advance the fight against abortion.

“We will not grow weary,” he said in a ten-minute addresss to the assembled throng. “We will not rest, until we restore a culture of life in America for ourselves and our posterity,”

He said the administration is bent on ending tax-payer funding of abortion and abortion providers.

And he said that “next week President Donald Trump will announce a Supreme Court nominee who will uphold the God-given liberty enshrined in our Constitution in the tradition of the late and great Justice Antonin Scalia.”

Scalia, a conservative associate justice of the Supreme Court, died last year.

“Life is winning again in America,” said Pence, who added that Trump asked him to speak at the rally. “That is evident in…the historic election of a president…who I proudly say stands for the right to life.”

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