Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Nellie Grey RIP: The Pro-Life Movement Mourns a great leader

The Pro-Life movement is mourning one its outstanding leaders, Nellie Gray who organized the annual March for Life in Washington DC.  May she rest in peace.
The March for Life grew from modest beginnings to being a major annual event and has been emulated in many cities throughout the world. The first March, which was arranged in 1974 had a turnout of around 20,000 and the numbers grew steadily over the years to a point where the Marches routinely drew more than 100,000 people.

I had the pleasure of participating in the March for Life in 2005 and was astounded both by the numbers in attendance and the number and quality of the associated events surrounding the March. One of the most striking features was the enormous numbers of young people who were in attendance.

The sheer size of the March for Life struck terror into the hearts of the pro-abortionists and the media regularly underestimated attendance and if there was even a tiny a counter demonstration gave it equal column space.

National Right to Life in their news letter refer to the observations of the pro-abortion out-going NARAL President Nancy Keenan, when she stepped off a train in Washington’s Union Station a few years back and saw the tidal wave of young people at the annual March.
“I just thought, my gosh, they are so young,” Keenan told Newsweek. “There are so many of them, and they are so young.”
One of the best tributes that could be paid to Nellie Gray would be to ensure that the annual March for Life not only continues but that it should continue to grow until such time as Roe V Wade is overturned and the US becomes a pro-life nation.