Dr. Freda M. Bush, a well-known Mississippi doctor and vocal pro-life advocate, has passed away at the age of 75.
Bush worked as an ob-gyn in Jackson and the surrounding areas for over 30 years. The Jackson native passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, Jan. 15, according to a release from East Lakeland OB/GYN Associates.
“To all the patients who loved Dr. Freda M. Bush, it is with heavy hearts that we are sharing this news,” a portion of the release reads.
Through countless speeches and op-eds, Bush championed the “Life Equality Act” during its legislative upbringing in 2020. The bill, which was eventually passed by lawmakers before being signed into law by Governor Tate Reeves, banned abortion in Mississippi based on the race, sex, or genetic anomalies of a fetus except for in emergency situations.
“Dr. Bush worked on the front lines serving women and children, becoming a leading vice for the unborn,” U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., said. “Her journey from nurse to doctor to pro-life leader was an American success story. Her impact will live on in the lives of those she inspired and the children who were born because of her tireless efforts.”
A funeral service for Bush will be held Friday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. at the New Horizon Church in Jackson.
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