The former First Lady passed away a few days ago. Almost immediately came the celebrations of her life, most notably her commendable fight against various addictions.
However, like the elephant in the living room that is quintessentially ignored, no one broached her lamentable support for baby-murder. I saw nothing until I saw Jill Stanek's piece. I commend her for breaking the ridiculous silence about this despicable aspect of Mrs. Ford's public life.
I truly pray that she experienced a moment of grace before her passing and died repentant of her pro-abortion advocacy. I pray that the other surviving former First Ladies repent of their pro-abortion proclivities - and yes, I include the Republican ones in that prayer!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Betty Ford - God Have Mercy On Her Soul
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You're absolutely right. The mainstream press never mentioned Mrs. Ford's pro-choice advocacy...unless you count NPR, CNN, the AP, and the BBC. There's probably more, but I don't like to spend more than five minutes thinking about how wrong you are.ReplyDelete
"As first lady she was also outspoken about her support for abortion rights."
"The first lady talked about abortion, pre-marital sex and equal rights in an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" in 1975"
"Betty Ford proved a radical first lady, speaking out on such controversial topics as abortion, marijuana and premarital sex"
"She mused that living together before marriage might be wise, thought women should be drafted into the military if men were, and spoke up unapologetically for abortion rights, taking a position contrary to the president's. "Having babies is a blessing, not a duty," Mrs. Ford said."
Forgive me for not being clear. When I refered to "no one", I should have specified that no conservative Republican broached that topic as they heaped lauds upon her memory. Of course you're correct in that the mainstream media would have trumpeted her RINO persuasions.ReplyDelete