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Former First Lady and Women's Rights Advocate: Betty Ford

Former First Lady and Women's Rights Advocate: Betty Ford

By Zoë Barth-Werb, Women's Rights Project at 2:38pm
On Friday, Betty Ford died at the age of 93. As first lady, she was best known for her outspoken nature and willingness to voice an often controversial opinion on any number of hot-button issues. A Midwesterner who never cared much for political life, it hardly occurred to her that she should only publicly state her opinion when it aligned with her husband's views or the GOP platform.
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