Dr. Mildred Fay Jefferson, RIP

The pro-life movement lost one of its most articulate champions this past weekend with the death of Dr. Mildred Jefferson (pictured) who was 84 years old. A true pioneer, she was involved with the national right to life movement before Roe v. Wade became a Supreme Court decision. She was the first black woman to graduate from Harvard medical school and was also a sometime political candidate.

She is known to have said that the pro-life cause of the 20th century "is second only to the abolitionist movement in the profound change it has brought about in American thinking."

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