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Pro-Life Feminist Writer Mary Krane Derr Passes Away

by Sarah Terzo | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 12/24/12 1:12 PM

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The pro-life movement has been affected by tragic loss. Lifelong pro-life activist Mary Krane Derr passed away suddenly on November 30, 2012. An accomplished poet, Krane Derr had been invited to the Kritya International Poetry Festival in India to do a reading, where she fell ill.  She was 49 years old.

Krane Derr was the co-editor of the book Pro-Life Feminism: Yesterday and Today, a compilation of feminist writing on the issue of abortion from the 19th century to the present. The book reveals the fact that early feminists such as Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton opposed abortion, in contrast to the mainstream feminist movement today.

Krane Derr’s research and careful documentation helped countless pro-lifers convey the feminist pro-life message in their speeches, articles, blog posts, and lectures, and will continue to be a powerful resource for the pro-life movement going forward.

She had also authored many pro-life articles in different publications, including the anthology “Swimming Against the Tide: Feminist Dissent on the Issue of Abortion”

Krane Derr overcame a lifetime of health problems to become a pro-life champion, talented poet, devoted grandmother, loving wife, and good friend to many. Her death is a loss to the pro-life movement, her family, and everyone who knew her.

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LifeNews.com Note: Sarah Terzo is a pro-life liberal who runs ClinicQuotes.com, a web site devoted to exposing the abortion industry.