life. thousands of abortion rights opponents like peggy carroll of maryland, here with 40 family members, optimistic about this moment. >> is there a new energy? >> there is a new energy. people are starting to realize that abortion is murder. >> speaking out today, vice president mike pence, making history as the first vice president ever to address the march for life. >> life is winning again in america. >> emboldened by republicans gaining control of congress and the white house, activists are unfazed by reservations about president trump's evolving position on abortion. >> are you confident as president he's seen this cause? >> we've seen his commitment to the life cause in his first week of office in a way we've never seen in another president. >> in his first week, president trump delivering on their first demand. vowing he'll appoint an anti-abortion justice to the supreme court within days. among those making a pilgrimage, katrina gallic and her classmates traveling 1400 miles from bismarck, north dakota to lead today's march. >> why make the commitment to come this far?