10 Jul '11, 12am

Betty Ford, First Lady and Feminist, Dies at 93 | Care2 Causes

Betty Ford, First Lady and Feminist, Dies at 93 | Care2 Causes

Betty Ford, the warm and candid wife of former President Gerald Ford, died on Friday in Palm Springs. She was 93. Even when she was First Lady, Betty Ford spoke her mind. She spoke publicly about her struggle with breast cancer and subsequent mastectomy , supporting the Equal Rights Amendment, and differed with her husband on the subject of abortion, saying that having babies should be a “blessing, not a duty.” After she left the White House, her openness about her dependency on pills and alcohol changed the national discourse on addiction. She was a visible Republican feminist who once famously declared , “I do not believe that being First Lady should prevent me from expressing my views.” Reading her obituaries , it’s hard not to admire Ford’s spirit and bravery. Born in 1917, she began her career as a dancer, and trained briefly with Martha Graham before returning home a...

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LPGA mourns the loss of Betty Ford

LPGA mourns the loss of Betty Ford

lpga.com 09 Jul '11, 6pm

The entire LPGA family is saddened by the loss of former First Lady Betty Ford. Mrs. Ford had been a longtime LPGA friend ...

Former US First Lady Betty Ford dead at 93

Former US First Lady Betty Ford dead at 93

channelnewsasia.com 09 Jul '11, 1am

LOS ANGELES: Former US First Lady Betty Ford died Friday at the age of 93, drawing tributes for her inspiring role notably...

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green.autoblog.com 09 Jul '11, 10pm

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How The GOP Wants To Force Women To Bear More Children | Care2 Causes

How The GOP Wants To Force Women To Bear More C...

care2.com 10 Jul '11, 9am

In a new assault on the war on women, Planned Parenthood clinics in New Hampshire are no longer able to offer birth contro...

Therapy Via the Web: What Would Freud Think? | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 10 Jul '11, 7pm

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Half of Americans Who Get Govt Aid Say They Don't | Care2 Causes

Half of Americans Who Get Govt Aid Say They Don...

care2.com 11 Jul '11, 12am

Half of Americans who receive government aid in the form of social services believe that they have not “used a government ...

E. Coli Outbreaks Possible For 3 More Years in Europe | Care2 Causes

E. Coli Outbreaks Possible For 3 More Years in ...

care2.com 10 Jul '11, 12am

49 people in Europe — 48 in Germany, 1 in Sweden — have died in the deadly outbreak of highly toxic E. Coli – STEC O104:H4...

U.S. Government Declares Marijuana Has No Medical Value | Care2 Causes

U.S. Government Declares Marijuana Has No Medic...

care2.com 10 Jul '11, 12am

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency recently decreed that marijuana has no accepted medical use and should remain classified ...

Arizona Removes "Retardation," "Crippled" From Statutes | Care2 Causes

Arizona Removes "Retardation," "Crippled" From ...

care2.com 10 Jul '11, 2am

On Thursday, Arizona held a ceremonial signing to celebrate the passage of House Bill 2213 , which officially removes the ...