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Surprising: Ann Romney would be first Pro-Life First Lady since Roe v. Wade

jreagin Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 5:16 PM
What about Betty Ford and Rosalynn Carter?
Ann272 Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 5:27 PM
While I think they had minimal impact as First Ladies, both were admired. Gerald Ford was unfairly portrayed as klutzy, even though he had a stellar career as a football player in college, and his wife Betty was a recovering alcoholic who worked tirelessly for that cause.
matthew466 Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 5:39 PM
Both pro-choice...Betty Ford more so even promoting it.

WestTexan Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 10:36 AM
President Ford was just dangerous on the golf-course. Though a liberal Republican, I did respect his efforts to fix the country in his short term.
Last week, Ann Romney proudly told the ladies of The View she is pro-life. What some may not know, is that she would be the first First Lady in the White House to defend the life of the unborn since the 1973 court decision of Roe v. Wade made abortion legal.

Pat Nixon declared herself pro-choice after the 1973 court case Roe v. Wade, making her the first First Lady to do so. Prior to the court decision, her views on abortion were a bit more mixed. In 1972 she stated, “I'm really not for abortion. I think...