Nellie Gray, founder of the annual March for Life in Washington, DC, died yesterday. I offer a prayer of thanksgiving for her amazing work and for the important impact that it has had in my own life, in the lives of countless other people, and in our nation. The battle is not yet won, but when it is and the history of the struggle for the right to life of unborn people is told, she will have an honored place in the telling.
A clip from the report at LifeSiteNews:
Gray founded the march in 1974, and guided its development into a massive annual movement that has inspired copycat events not only in cities across the U.S., but around the world, striking fear into the heart of pro-abortion activists in the process. In 2010, outgoing NARAL President Nancy Keenan recalled her dismay at stumbling on the March for Life after coming out of Union Station. “I just thought, my gosh, they are so young,” Keenan said. “There are so many of them, and they are so young.”