March for Life Founder Leaves Inspiring Legacy

For You From The Word

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will act. (Psalm 37:5, RSV)

For You To Think About

Nellie Gray

Nellie Gray

Nellie Gray (1924-2012) was a practicing lawyer and former federal employee when the Supreme Court handed down its Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. She left her practice and committed the rest of her life to protecting the lives of the unborn.

Known as the primary organizer of the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., Nellie mobilized pro-life citizens committed to overturning Roe v. Wade. The first march, held in 1974 on the first anniversary of the decision, drew a crowd of 20,000. Today the March for Life routinely attracts 250,000 or more.

“We thank Nellie for inspiring two generations to pro-life youth,” said prolife activitist Jill Stanek . “She launched an annual touchstone for our movement and provided a yearly reminder to the world of the devastating Roe v. Wade decision. She will be missed.”

For You To Pray

Gracious Father,
Thank You for raising up leaders like Nellie Gray who care passionately about the cause of life and commit themselves to that work. Protect them. Inspire them. Bless and multiply their efforts.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.


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