Friday, October 22, 2010

Anti-Abortion Advocate, Dr. Mildred Jefferson, Is Dead

The New York Times: Mildred Jefferson, 84, Anti-Abortion Activist, Is Dead, by Dennis Hevesi:

Dr. Mildred Jefferson, a prominent, outspoken opponent of abortion and the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School, died Friday at her home in Cambridge, Mass. She was 84.

Her death was confirmed by Anne Fox, the president of Massachusetts Citizens for Life, one of many anti-abortion groups in which Dr. Jefferson played leadership roles.

Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, “gave my profession an almost unlimited license to kill,” Dr. Jefferson testified before Congress in 1981. . . .

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