In Memoriam: Kortney and Sophy Blythe Gordon

Life Legal Defense Foundation joins the Blythe and Gordon families, along with Students for Life in mourning the loss of Kortney Blythe Gordon and her daughter, Sophy. LLDF was privileged to have served Kortney as a client prior to her joining the staff of SFL. More importantly she was our friend. Please join us in supporting the Blythe and Gordon families with your prayers. The statement from Students for Life of America follows below.

October 9, 2011: The entire team at Students for Life of America is heartbroken by the loss of our dear friend, Field Director, and tireless abortion abolitionist, Kortney Blythe Gordon, and her pre-born daughter, Sophy.

At around 8:00pm on Saturday night, Kortney was involved in a fatal car accident that claimed her life, the life of her daughter and a passenger in another vehicle. Another SFLA staff member was in the car and is in grave critical condition.

There are no words to describe what a loss we suffer alongside her husband Benjamin and their entire family, but we are comforted knowing that Kortney and her daughter are in the arms of our Lord and Savior.

Please pray for the families of Kortney and Benjamin, for the family of our other gravely injured staffer and his recovery, and for healing for all who were touched by Kortney’s infectious spirit and tireless efforts to stop the injustice of abortion in our nation.

If you would like to send a message to Kortney’s family, please send it via Kortney’s email at

Kortney lived by one of her favorite sayings: “To live is Christ, to die is gain.” She passed doing what she loved, and we are beyond blessed for the countless gifts that she bestowed to our staff, our students and pro-life leaders across the country.

On behalf of the Blythe and Gordon families, we are taking up a collection to help pay for Kortney and her daughter Sophy’s burial costs. All proceeds are tax deductible and 100% of gifts received through this pledge will be donated to the Blythe and Gordon families. To donate, please visit us here.

Please keep the mission of Students for Life of America as we mourn the loss of our beautiful and dear friend and a true leader within the pro-life movement.

All of our love and prayers to Kortney, Sophy, and the Blythe and Gordon families.