Virginia Evers, the creator of the popular pro-life pin known as the “Precious Feet,” died on Friday, July 17, 2020, at the age of 99.
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, announced the news of her death on Instagram on July 18 along with a photo of Evers presenting him with one of her famous “Precious Feet” pins. The feet in the pin are the exact size of the feet of a preborn child at 10-12 weeks gestation — about the age when most abortions are committed.
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Got news that Virginia Evers passed away last night at 99 yrs old. She was the inventor of the "Precious Feet" pin that #prolife people wear; it shows the size of an #unborn baby's feet at 10 weeks of age. Here, Virginia is placing on me one of those pins. May she rest in peace. #Abortion #WhyWeMarch #RightToLife #Catholic #Christian
The pin was inspired by a photo that pro-life Dr. Russell Sacco took of the feet of a 10-week old aborted baby in the early 1970s when abortion was first legalized through Roe v. Wade. On January 22, 1974, Evers and her husband Ellis — who together founded Heritage House — saw a full-page ad in their local newspaper which featured Dr. Sacco’s photograph. According to the Heritage House description of the pin, Evers thought that “these little feet would be the ideal Pro-Life symbol.” She was right.
Pro-lifers have been wearing the “Precious Feet” pin over 40 years to help educate others on what a newly created child looks like inside the womb. The abortion industry has long claimed that at 10 weeks, preborn children are nothing more than “tissue,” however, they have feet, toes, hands, fingers, and a heartbeat. Seeing that size and detail of a preborn child’s tiny feet at 10 weeks gestation brings humanity to the children in the womb and helps open up conversations about abortion and how it destroys human life.
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