WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Family Research Council (FRC) mourns the loss of pro-life hero, Nellie Gray, founder of the March for Life. A lawyer by trade, Nellie retired from her post with the government and soon after began what would become the annual March for Life in our nation's capital in 1974. Held each year on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, the March for Life is one of the most widely attended, youthful and peaceful protests in Washington, D.C. each year.
"Nellie lived a life of heroic service to the unborn. Nellie will be remembered most for her passionate and ardent protection of every life, without exception.
"As we approach the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the sad reality that 54 million babies have been lost to abortion in America, let us pay appropriate homage to Nellie by recommitting ourselves to do everything possible to protect and defend the unborn," concluded Perkins.