Tens of thousands of pro-life activists of all ages came to National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Friday for the 45th annual March for Life.
Held in response to the controversial 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, this year's theme was "Love Saves Lives."
This year, President Donald Trump gave a speech from the White House Rose Garden via satellite to the marchers, the first sitting president to do so in the history of the annual event.
As with past years, the march was preceded by a large rally at the National Mall, which had a main stage in which several speakers ranging from celebrities to members of Congress gave remarks.
Here are four notable speeches from this year's March for Life, centering on different aspects of the movement.
Speaker of the House and former Republican vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan gave his remarks while surrounded by fellow pro-life members of Congress.
Ryan called the pro-life cause "a movement that is on the rise," and told those gathered that "truth is on our side," "science is on our side," and "love is on our side."
"Just look at the ultrasounds that have shown us more about the preborn child than ever before; how they develop, how they react, how they feel pain," said Ryan.
Ryan touted the pro-life legislation advanced in the House, stating that he and colleagues "strive to make our time in Congress a 'March for Life' itself."
"We strive to fight for the unborn, to pass important pro-life legislation through Congress, to work with the Trump administration to pass pro-life policies and laws. And you know what? We're making a lot of progress," said Ryan.
"In the House, we passed legislation to defund Planned Parenthood. In the House, we passed the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act which restricts abortion after 20 weeks. We passed the Conscience Protection Act, which insures no one is force to produce an abortion against his or her will."
Jaime Herrera Beutler
Republican Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington state spoke about her personal experience of refusing to have an abortion despite her unborn daughter having a severe disease.
With her husband and two children by her side, Beutler recalled how when pregnant with her first child, she was told she'd either have a miscarriage or her baby would die not long after being born.
"So Dan and I we prayed, and we cried, and we learned to contend," recalled Beutler, who remembers being told that she should have an abortion.
"And in that devastation ... we saw hope, what if God would do a miracle? What if a doctor was willing to try something new?"
Beutler credited "divine intervention" and "courageous doctors" with her daughter Abigail's survival, noting that she was now a "healthy" and "happy" 4-year-old girl.
"I was told there was no chance of survival, but they were wrong. And they weren't bad people, they just had never seen a baby with this condition survive, but that's the point," said Beutler.
"What if they're wrong about others too? What if, together we can break new ground and find new treatments that will benefit more than just our own families? ... What if that money [spent on abortions over the last 45 years] was used to end the baby's disease and not the baby's life?"
Former NFL player Matt Birk and his family came to the stage, where he said the March for Life "isn't a battle for the mind, this is a battle for hearts."
Birk told those gathered at the National Mall that "the war is not against" pro-choice activists, but rather "it's against the evil of abortion."
"Those people, they are our brothers and sisters, they are Children of God, they are made in His likeness," said Birk, adding that if one of his daughters wanted an abortion, he "wouldn't talk to her mind" but rather "to her heart."
"You talk to the heart by giving it beauty, by showing it something beautiful. And what is more beautiful than a brand new baby?" asked Birk.
"I would tell someone I care about, 'I don't want you to have an abortion, because it would prevent you from experiencing the fullness of joy that God has for your life.'"
Pam Tebow, mother of former NFL Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, recounted her experiences being pregnant with her son.
Echoing the March for Life's theme of "Love Saves Lives," Tebow told those gathered that "love saved the life of our son."
She talked about how her pregnancy with Tim was a hard one, noting that there was "profuse bleeding and cramping" and that at one point a doctor told her that she needed to abort him.
"Because of our love for the life of the womb, we chose to trust God and refused to have an abortion," said Tebow, saying in response to applause that "this is God's story and He deserves to get all the credit."
"When Timmy entered the world, he said, 'this is a miracle baby.' He said 'I've never witnessed such a miracle because only a tiny piece of the placenta was attached.'"
Tebow noted that her newborn son was malnourished, so she asked her friends and family to pray for him to "grow big and strong," which she lightly noted that "if you've seen him lately, you know God answers prayers."