Most readers are probably unaware that the first African-American woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School who was also the first female surgical intern at Boston City Hospital passed away this weekend.

Though the wire service did file a brief local story, the Associated Press's national site has no coverage of Dr. Mildred Jefferson's death. 

I would suggest that the coverage is so quiet because Mildred Jefferson was also an important pro-life pioneer. 

Though marred by the fact that she consistently characterized Ms. Jefferson as "antiabortion" instead of as "prolife," the obituary by Kathleen Burge at the Boston Globe captured much of the essence of this marvelous woman (bolds are mine):