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Nellie Gray, Found Of March For Life, Dead At 88

Nellie Gray, the founder of an annual anti-abortion march held in Washington and a key figure in efforts to overturn the Supreme Court's decision legalizing abortion, has died, the Associated Press reports. She was 88.

Gray was found dead in her Washington home late Monday by Gene Ruane, an administrator with the March for Life Education and Defense Fund.

Gray, a lawyer and former federal employee, plunged full-time into efforts to support the anti-abortion movement following the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. 

The first March for Life rally was held the following year on the anniversary of the ruling. It remains one of the largest protests held annually in the District.

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