Nov 28, 2010

Dr. Mildred Jefferson April 6, 1926-Oct. 15, 2010 RIP

"I became a physician in order to help save lives. I am at once a physician, a citizen, and a woman, and I am not willing to stand aside and allow the concept of expendable human lives to turn this great land of ours into just another exclusive reservation where only the perfect, the privileged, and the planned have the right to live. " - Dr. Mildred Jefferson

First African-American woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School
First female surgical intern at Boston City Hospital
First woman admitted to membership in the Boston Surgical Society

"The right-to-life cause is not the concern of only a special few but it should be the cause of all those who care about fairness and justice, love and compassion and liberty with law."

Dr. Jefferson is the person credited with bringing Ronald Reagan around to the Pro-Life view.
Dr. Jefferson spoke so passionately about the matter, she even changed President Ronald Reagan’s views when he was governor of California, according to Massachusetts Citizens for Life president Anne Fox.
“Before Roe v. Wade, Dr. Jefferson was on “The Advocates,” a program on the educational channel in Boston,” Ms. Fox said. “It was a high-quality debate on abortion. Gov. Reagan was so impressed by what she had to say, that he contacted her, and he completed changed his position.”

1 comment :

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

God love her. Requiescat in pace.