Thousands attended a public wake Thursday for Eunice Kennedy Shriver at Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church in Barnstable, Mass.
The sister of President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., died Tuesday at the age of 88.
Marjorie Dannensfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony list, a pro-life political action group, joined CBN News to discuss Mrs. Shriver's work to protect both the disabled and the unborn as a pro-life activist. Click play to watch.
"She was obviously proud, but always wanted more," Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said outside the church. "She saw value in every human being."
A number of Special Olympics athletes attended the service.
Shriver founded the Special Olympics and is credited with helping change the way Americans treat the mentally disabled.
"'Hero' wouldn't be a proper word to describe her," said Robert Johnson, president and chief executive of Special Olympics Massachusetts. "She needs a word greater than that."