Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, released the following statement regarding the passing of Nellie Gray:
“Nellie Gray truly was like a modern-day Queen Esther. She stood firm and told the truth about the destruction of the unborn to the leaders of our nation. She was born for ‘such a time as this’. Her legacy will continue as we march this year, and as long as it takes to overturn Roe v. Wade in an attempt to protect women and babies from the horror of abortion. Nellie would want us to continue her tireless fight. I am inspired by the legacy she leaves.
“This 2013 March for Life will mark the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, the 39th anniversary of the March, and the first march without its leader and visionary, Nellie Gray. If I could tell her now how much her example of leadership means to the women of this country — from serving as a corporal in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II to retiring from a professional life as a lawyer to become a pro-life activist — I know she would humbly pass it off. But I pray young ladies see Miss Gray’s example and follow in her very big footsteps to lead the women of this country towards a better future.”