( – promoted by Paul R. Ferro)
Dr. Mildred Jefferson has died. The Boston Herald is reporting that one of the early leaders of the state's anti-abortion movement died last night in Cambridge.
Mildred Jefferson, the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School and a nationally recognized leader of the anti-abortion movement, has died at age 84. Anne Fox, the president of Massachusetts Citizens for Life, says Jefferson died Friday in Cambridge. She says Jefferson recently became ill. Jefferson helped establish the National Right to Life Committee and was its president when she died, her third time serving in the position.
She was a renown professor of surgery and held many honorary degrees. A thin, diminutive soft-spoken woman who was rarely without her straw Cowboy hat or scully cap, Jefferson was a real Texan. Her kind demeanor will be missed. Early on she blamed the welfare mentality for the breakdown of the black American family.
More on Dr. Jefferson here. Here’s an interview available on YouTube from an nondescript Christian television program.