The U.S. Supreme Court announced Roe v. Wade on Jan. 23, 1973.
By a 7-2 vote (with Justices Potter and White dissenting), the nation’s high court tossed out the abortion laws of all 50 states.
The decision didn’t ruffle many evangelical feathers — not at first. Roman Catholics almost single-handedly led the fight to repeal the court edict.
No one worked harder than Nellie Gray, who died Monday.
Gray organized the first March for Life in 1974 and led the annual event for nearly three decades.
Gray, a Texan born in 1924, was a convert to Catholicism and an attorney.