13.08.2020 Creator of the Precious Feet pin dies aged 99

13.08.2020 Creator of the Precious Feet pin dies aged 99

13.08.2020 Creator of the Precious Feet pin dies aged 99

Virginia Evers, committed pro-life activist and creator of the well know ‘precious feet’ pin has died aged 99. She had a connection to Ireland, as the pin she created was designated the international pro-life symbol at a symposium in Dublin in 1979.
This pin depicts the size of an unborn baby’s feet at 10 weeks old, and is worn by many pro-life advocates as a way to remind people of the humanity of the unborn child.
Evers and her husband founded a non-profit organisation, Heritage House, in the USA. The ministry was started in 1974, around the time that abortion was legalised by the US Supreme Court in Roe v Wade. When Evers saw a picture in a Californian newspaper of the feet of a ten week old foetus, she decided to create a lapel pin.
Her organisation now sells precious feet pins and other pro-life memorbilia to raise money for worthy pro-life causes. Since the first precious feet pin was first created, over 11 million have been distributed worldwide.