by Denise Wilcox, PA Pro Life Federation Director and Director NRLC for Pennsylvania
The Pro-life movement lost another warrior last week. Kathy Cox, a tireless pro-life advocate was called home by Our Lord on Tuesday, July 22nd.
Kathy was the president of Bucks County Right to Life, a chapter of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, for 18 years. During this time, she developed a strong outreach for this chapter to Bucks County residents.
Kathy hosted a bus to the annual March for Life in Washington, DC for 10 years, and she was the bus captain for 8 of those years. Although unable to participate in the March for Life the last two years because of her illness, she continued to collect all the names and donations for the trip. Kathy always had hard candy and precious feet to distribute and prayers for us for meditation.
Kathy hosted many town hall meetings for the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation which provided Bucks County residents with up-to-date legislation and events in Pennsylvania. She invited speakers to discuss many pro-life topics. Among the speakers were Angela Franks who spoke about Margaret Sanger; JD Mullane who told us about the Gosnell trial; Dr. Alveda King of Priests for Life; and Ann McElhinney, producer and director of the documentary, Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer. Kathy rented the County Theater in Bucks County so Ann could show the Gosnell film.
Kathy worked vigorously to raise funds for our bus, the speakers and our area crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) though our annual rummage sale, which she organized and chaired.
Besides raising funds for our CPCs, donations of clothing and baby equipment were given to these centers, and clothing was given to Father Onunwa for his home in Nigeria. Kathy always made sure there was pro-life literature available at the sale and sign-up sheets for those who wanted to become more active in the pro-life movement in Bucks County. Her labor bore much fruit.
Henry Hyde said it best, “There will be a chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world and they will plead for everyone who has been in this movement.” They will say to God, “spare her because she loved us.”
Well done, good and faithful servant. I will miss your generosity to those who had no voice but yours.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, July 29th at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 235 E. State Street in Doylestown, Pennsylvania from 9:00 – 10:00 am. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 am. (View obituary notice here)
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Line Nigeria Village Empowerment, c/o Fr. Paschal Onunwa, 235 E. State St., Doylestown, PA 18901, or to the Legacy of Life Foundation, 24 S Main St #217, Yardley, PA 19067.
Below are some pictures of Kathy from the various pro-life events in which she participated or organized.