Photos: ‘March for Life’ in DC Celebrates 45th Anniversary

Up to 100,000 anti-abortion activists plan to gather in Washington, D.C. on Friday for the 45th annual March for Life, where President Donald Trump is set to become the first sitting president to address the anti-abortion demonstration. March for Life marks the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, Roe v. Wade. Thousands of people are expected to rally on the National Mall before marching down Constitution Avenue near the Capitol and the Supreme Court.

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WASHINGTON, USA - JANUARY 27: Pro-Life demonstrators try to block Pro-Choice supporters in front of the Supreme Court during the annual March for Life on the anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling in Washington, USA on January 27, 2017. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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A file photo of 2017's protest, pictured above, which attracted a large crowd.
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An anti-abortion advocate participates in the 2017 March for Life.
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Anti-abortion advocates participate in a "die-in" demonstration on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House, Jan. 27, 2017, in Washington.
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Despite the onset of a serious snow storm, hundreds participate in the 43rd annual March for Life in Washington, on Jan. 22, 2016.
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More protests weathered a 2016 snow storm during that year's March for Life.
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In this file photo, pro-life activists participate in the annual March for Life as they march up Constitution Avenue Jan. 22, 2015, in Washington.
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Sisters of Life from New York carry a sign depicting Jesus Christ as thousands of pro-life protesters make their way past the U.S. Capitol for the annual anti-abortion "March for Life" on Jan. 22, 2015, in Washington.
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Pro-life activists participate in the annual March for Life in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Jan. 22, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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Colette Star, second from left, and Angelica Bratcher, second from right, with St. John Cantius in Chicago, joins thousands of people in the 41st annual March for Life, commemorating the Roe vs. Wade ruling on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.
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Participants pray in mass during the March for Life in Washington, DC on Jan. 25, 2013. It was a special prayer for the march founder, Nellie Gray.
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Anne Marie Holter, left, of Gilbert, Arizona, and Jessica Ingstrum of Chandler, Arizona attend the March for Life on Jan. 25, 2013, in Washington.
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Caroline Moore, left, and Brynn Morales of Ellicott City, Md., join a rally on the National Mall in Washington, Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, during the annual March For Life demonstration.
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The crowd gathers and holds signs at the start of an anti-abortion rally on the National Mall in Washington, Monday, Jan. 24, 2011.
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Anti-abortion supporters and abortion rights supporters stand in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, during the annual March for Life.
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