Eunice Shriver, the Pro-Life Kennedy
Eunice Kennedy Shriver died today at the age of 88. She is being rightfully eulogized for her life of public service, most particularly as founder of the Special Olympics.
And as Lifenews notes here, unlike her famous younger brother Sen. Edward Kennedy, Eunice Shriver remained true to her Catholic pro-life convictions throughout her life.
Although other members of the Kennedy family abandoned their pro-life beliefs as their political stock rose, Eunice Kennedy Shriver never did. And for that, a pro-life women’s group that previously honored her is mourning the passing of the woman who founded Special Olympics.
Shriver died this morning at the age of 88 surrounded by her family, and she is survived by her husband, Sargent Shriver, a former vice-presidential nominee.
Together the Shrivers had five children and 21 grandchildren.
Shriver, a lifelong pro-life Democrat, was the sister of President John F. Kennedy, Sen. Robert Kennedy, and Sen. Edward Kennedy.
But she was honored by Feminists for Life of America in 1998 as a “Remarkable Pro-Life Woman.”
When she received the award, FFLA president Serrin Foster tells LifeNews.com, “Her husband phoned the office and asked us to send over a stack of copies for his family and friends. He was delighted that we recognized her in this meaningful way.”